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First POST: Security Insecurity

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, November 14 2014

New data on Americans attitudes toward government and private surveillance; how artists are responding to the surveillance state; redesigning New York state's official web presence; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Fusion Politics

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 9 2014

The Teachout-Wu Cuomo-Hochul race as it comes to a close; more criticism for Reddit as it prepares a major new round of funding; First Lady Michelle Obama as an Upworthy curator; and much, much more. Read More

As Primary Day Arrives, Teachout and Wu Unveil Tech Policy With Ohanian Endorsement

BY Miranda Neubauer | Monday, September 8 2014

Alexis Ohanian, Tim Wu and Zephyr Teachout at Meetup (via Wu campaign on Twitter)

New York gubernatorial candidates Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu officially unveiled their technology policy Monday afternon as they received an enthusiastic endorsement from Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian a day before New York's Democratic primary. Read More

First POST: Unlocking

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, July 28 2014

Why the GOP is having trouble catching up to the Dems on tech; how the cellphone unblocking bill shows the Internet's power (or not); civil rights groups "sell out" on net neutrality; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Our Surveillance Society

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 14 2014

Senate mavericks Udall and Wyden take on the government's "culture of misinformation" about surveillance; all the private ways companies track individuals will curl your hair; how the European high court ruling against Google may change journalism and free speech; and much, much more. Read More

Democrats Officially Adopt "Internet Freedom" As Part Of Their Party Platform

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, September 4 2012

Even as Democrats publish their official stance on the concept of "Internet freedom" as part of its official party platform this week, the Obama administration is coming under criticism for its secretive negotiation process regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that some groups say could crimp the same freedoms the party claims to support. Read More

On Eve Of Celebration of Freedom In the U.S., Declaring New Freedoms for the Net

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, July 2 2012

Free Press is leading a coalition of users and advocacy groups to prevent incursions on Net freedom

A coalition of Internet freedom advocates on Monday launched a new push to preserve what they say are some of the fundamental characteristics of the Internet as we have known it over the past two decades. Read More

Internet Defense League Hopes to Man a "Bat Signal" for Citizens of the Internet

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, June 1 2012

Maybe "cat signal" is a more apt description. Image: Internet Defense League

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and the U.S. activist group Fight for the Future have launched the the Internet Defense League, an initiative to grow a list of website owners willing to use their sites to urge visitors to take action whenever the signal — let's call it a cat signal — goes out to warn against something that may change the structure of the net as we know it. Read More

Messin' with Lamar Smith, Revisited

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 22 2012

Remember that grassroots fundraising campaign to put a "Don't Mess with the Internet" billboard in the home district of Rep. Lamar Smith, Republican of Texas and sponsor of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act? All of the money required came in, and Fight for the Future, the advocacy group opposing more stringent copyright protections online, writes that the billboard went up. Read More

Messin' With Lamar Smith

BY Nick Judd | Monday, March 12 2012

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is leading a grassroots fund-raising campaign to place a "Don't Mess with the Internet" billboard in the home district of Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), a sponsor of the stalled-in-committee Stop Online Piracy Act. Read More