Stop the Secrecy


Open access to knowledge.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

The Internet is a great platform for communicating and sharing knowledge. Having access to the knowledge is necessary to participate in important discussions and make informed decisions. Everyone benefits when knowledge is shared. Help spread the word and share this video. 


Data protection laws to favour citizens?

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

The EU is reforming its data protection laws, which set out how online companies are permitted to keep their customers’ information. From the proposals so far, we’re seeing potential changes that could benefit citizens. One proposal states that users should have control over when and how their data is used - what do you think? Any other ideas about what data protection measures should be included? Let us know in the comments below!

State surveillance around the world.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne
Check it out as pro-Internet groups discuss a major concern worldwide - online state surveillance. There is a growing trend for the private sector to play a role in state surveillance - from voluntary data exchange to authorities skirting warrants and more. We need to push back against this invasion and fight for the protection of our online privacy. Sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom and fight for your privacy rights:


OpenMedia's Shea Sinnott: I'm hopeful.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

Check out our own Shea Sinnott as she recognizes the impossibility of OpenMedia without the support of our OpenMedia Allies in this volunteer-made video.


The Internet and access to knowledge.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

The Internet continues to hold huge potential because it allows open communication, creation, and sharing between individuals. One aspect of that potential lies in people's ability to gain access to information and material. Check out this article as it discusses the Internet's position in the need to open up access to knowledge, while protecting people's privacy.  What do you think about the Internet's potential to level the playing field for access to knowledge? Let us know in the comments below. 


Article by Sunanda Creagh for


Data collection transparency and your privacy.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

Google and Twitter transparency reports show increases in government demands for user data and requests to censor Internet users. Google and Twitter have made a positive effort to share how government surveillance operates, but we need more.

Citizen action delays controversial Philippine Internet law.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

The Philippine Supreme Court is reviewing a controversial law described as overly broad and vague that would curb free speech on the Internet. Because of petitions filed by individuals and public interest groups, the law's implementation has been delayed. Let’s continue to call for openness and expression on the Internet - sign and share the Declaration of Internet Freedom:


Article by Maricel Estavillo for Intellectual Property Watch:

Internet speeds increasing - but still a ways to go.

Mon, 12/31/1973 - 16:48 -- Joel Milne

A recent Akamai report indicates that Internet connection speeds are increasing on average. This is a positive development for users as the Internet holds a large place in our lives. However, we still have a long way to go to get the speeds we need. For an accessible and affordable Internet, the pro-Internet community continues to push for improvements in Internet speeds both within and between countries.


Article by Stacey Higginbotham for GIGaom: