Stop the Secrecy

Honestly, this could be historic

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:17 -- Eva Prkachin

You just joined over 120,000 people from nearly 180 countries to join OpenMedia’s Big Telecom vs. the World action in just over one day. That’s amazing!

Now, the Internet is about to unleash a historic firestorm.

Today is the Internet Slowdown Day of Action, which may be the largest day of action for the open Internet the world has ever seen.

TechVibes: Internet Slowdown Day is taking off

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:53 -- Eva Prkachin

The spinning wheel of death is adorning hundreds of websites today to show netizens what will happen if Big Telecom is allowed to build Internet Slow Lanes. Have you spoken out yet in favour of #NetNeutrality? Don't miss your chance:

Article by TechVibes

Canadian digital rights group has joined Netflix, reddit, Vimeo, and a huge international coalition to support Internet Slowdown Day today.

Digital rights group OpenMedia is joining with Netflix, reddit, Vimeo, and a huge international coalition to support Internet Slowdown Day. Dozens of major websites have agreed to show their users a perpetual ‘loading’ icon, to symbolize how the loss of net neutrality rules could slow many favourite websites to a crawl. To support the day of action, OpenMedia is hosting an action platform at and encouraging websites to embed the web action widget found here:

The move comes against the backdrop of a crucial U.S. FCC hearing which could decide the future of net neutrality in the U.S. Large telecom conglomerates are pushing the FCC to do away with net neutrality, a move that would have major implications for Internet users around the world. Earlier this week, OpenMedia joined with over 60 organizations from over 25 nations to launch Big Telecom -v- The World, a week of action aimed at sounding a loud global call in defence of net neutrality. Over 120,000 people from 179 countries have signed on to the campaign in just 24 hours, making it OpenMedia’s most successful campaign launch of 2014.

OpenMedia campaigners drop and give you 20 for net neutrality

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:05 -- Eva Prkachin

Yesterday, we launched our global campaign to save Net Neutrality. In under 24 hours, we've already had an incredible 120,000 people sign on to our Big Telecom -vs- The World action, thanks in no small part to your help spreading the word on social media.

Your efforts are making a huge difference, so we wanted you to see this first - it’s the latest in our series of Internet Insider videos aimed at giving you a behind-the-scenes look at our campaigns.

A call out to Internet users, websites, artists, organizations and everyone else to join the day of action and stop the Internet slowdown

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 15:40 -- Steve Anderson

As you may have heard, Big Telecom conglomerates want to slow down your Internet and make online services more expensive. But so far, "Net Neutrality" rules in several countries have banned their interference.The U.S., Canada, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, and the Netherlands are among those countries that have passed rules to prevent telecom giants from selectively slowing down web services or making them more expensive.

ICYMI: Save the Internet, Save the World: The Defining Battle for Net Neutrality

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:28 -- Eva Prkachin

Guest blog by OpenMedia community member Cynthia Khoo

The world needs a hero, and that hero is you.

Our worldwide web is currently dangling above an alligator-filled moat, tied to the train tracks, strapped to a live bomb (tick-tock), and rapidly headed towards gory destruction at the end of a Comcast/Bell/ [insert-your-country's-biggest-telco-name-here]-branded conveyor belt. Time of death: 12:00am. Cause of death: Big Telecom, aggressive lobbying, money and power imbalances, and a misguided FCC net neutrality decision that ignores over 1.1 million comments and counting from everyday Internet users like you.

Do you remember dial up? We do.

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 21:45 -- Josh Tabish

Urgent action needed: Big Telecom giants are about to force many of your favourite websites into an Internet slow lane,1 making them buffer sporadically, and return errors.

This is the big one.

Right now, a high profile case is playing out2 that could set a global standard3 and enable your Internet providers to force your Internet use into a slow lane and make accessing services more expensive.

September 8, 2014 – Millions of Internet users from across the globe are standing together to defend the open Internet, and push back against attempts by large telecom conglomerates to undermine net neutrality and consign millions to an Internet slow lane. That’s the message of a new international campaign, Big Telecom -v- The World, launching this morning.

OpenMedia International is collaborating with over 50 organizations from over 20 countries on a Week of Action which will rally Internet users, digital rights groups, and tech companies across the globe to show a united voice for net neutrality. Supporters of the campaign include BitTorrent, Boing Boing, Daily Kos, Electronic Frontiers Australia, Fundación Vía Libre, Greenpeace, reddit, SumOfUs, and many others.

IFLScience: Cool world map shows every Internet connection

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:12 -- Eva Prkachin

Internet cartographer John Matherly came up with this map showing all of the devices connected to the Internet in the world. How do you think the map will change over the next several years?

Article by Justine Alford for IFLScience

The image above isn’t your average map: it shows the location of all devices connected to the Internet in the world. The redder the area, the more devices there are.