Stop the Secrecy

Big Cable lobbyists are pushing to make the Internet less affordable.

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

This community has been taking strides toward more open and affordable Internet access worldwide – but big industry lobbyists are pushing to do things like meter (read: discourage) your Internet use, and charge you more for less. That's one reason it's so important that together, we keep using the Internet to save the Internet.

Article by Gerry Smith for the Huffington Post:

The cable industry wants Internet users to go on a diet.

Daily Dot: Three battles we face in 2013

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

Article by Kevin Collier for the Daily Dot:

The battle over Internet rights has only just begun.

For all intents and purposes, the movement was created in January 2012, when millions of ordinary citizens saw, talked about, and complained to their representatives in Congress that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) could end the Web as they knew it. The newfound Internet rights campaign success was a "victory for democracy" in the U.S., and five months later, Europe experienced its own version.

EFF Reviews Canada's Victory Against Online Spying Bill C-30

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

Looking back at 2012 you should feel proud of what you've been part of. For example, our friends at Electronic Frontier Foundation put together this review of a winning against online spying in Canada:

This year we spoke out decisively and clearly to bureaucrats and lobbyists: Don't touch our Internet, our privacy, our future.

~Thank you for being a part of this.

A step in the right direction for an open and affordable Internet.

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

With soaring Internet fees and a growing digital divide, New York is taking a step in the right direction. But we deserve open and affordable Internet access to become a common and widespread aspect of daily life. New York's mayor puts it well, “to become the world’s leading digital city...universal access to high-speed Internet is one of the core building blocks of that vision.” With your help, we’re working to make this vision a reality in the new year and beyond.


Article by Sarah Frier and Henry Goldman for Bloomberg:

You're inspiring

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

What does the Internet mean to you? Connection to loved ones? Opportunity to succeed? Free expression?

Whatever the reason, you helped fight for Internet freedom, and you’ve become an inspiration to people all over the world.