Josh Levy

Josh Levy is associate campaign director for Free Press. He was formerly the managing editor of Change.org, a social action site, and was a frequent commentator on the use of technology in the 2008 election as associate editor of techPresident and the Personal Democracy Forum.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 8:30am
Fighting for Real Reform One Year After Snowden Spoke Up
One year ago today, we learned that the NSA has been spying on practically everything we do or say online and on the phone. Edward Snowden’s revelations shocked our democracy to its core. So we fought back. In the days after, Free Press and our friends launched StopWatching.Us, a coalition of...
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Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 7:46am
Remember When We Toppled SOPA/PIPA in Just 24 Hours? How the People Can Still Win on Net Neutrality
2014 is already shaping up as a defining year for digital rights. A federal court just killed Net Neutrality. The U.S. government is spying on millions of individuals as well as organizations, companies, and governments, provoking an outcry from both newer organizers and communities that have long labored under government and corporate surveillance.
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Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 11:14am
2013: The Year in Internet Freedom
To say that 2013 was just another year in the struggle to protect our online rights is quite the understatement. When the history of the Internet is written, 2013 will be considered one epic year.
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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 10:17am
Sept. 9 Could Mark the Beginning of the End for Net Neutrality
Sept. 9 is the next front in the long-running battle over what we can do and say online.
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Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:11am
Meet the New CISPA. Same as the Old CISPA.
Last year, thanks to a public outcry, the effort to pass overreaching cybersecurity legislation stalled in the Senate. Now supporters have reintroduced the House version of that legislation — the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).
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Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:58pm
Stop the Online Spying Bill
Want to give the federal government and big companies new powers to spy on you? You’re in luck: There's a bill for that.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 8:52am
A Push for Privacy in the Wake of the Carrier IQ Controversy
Remember Carrier IQ, the company that makes the secret spying software that’s installed on more than 140 million phones? You know, the software that can record our most sensitive personal data ?
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Monday, January 9, 2012 - 3:36pm
The News Networks' SOPA Blackout
You may have heard about the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. Simply put, this Web-censorship bill in the House could open the door to widespread Internet censorship. Opposition to the bill has reached a boiling point. Millions of activists, hundreds of startups, social media sites like Tumblr, Reddit and Twitter and even big companies like Google, Yahoo! and eBay have joined with Free Press and other Internet advocacy groups against it.
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Friday, December 16, 2011 - 8:09am
The Top 10 Ways Mobile Carriers Tried to Screw Us in 2011
Another year, another 12 months in which the mobile carriers did their best to screw us. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon do so many bad, annoying and anti-consumer things that it’s almost impossible to document it all. So below is a catalog of simply the most egregious acts the carriers perpetrated this year.
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Friday, October 14, 2011 - 8:42am
High Schoolers Heart Free Speech
As millions of Facebook and Twitter users know, the Internet, more than any other medium, is dominated by the speech of billions.
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