Open Internet

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
More than 250 tech companies and digital rights organizations on Wednesday sent a joint letter to Congress, blasting the corporate-backed trade deal they say "actively silences the voices of Internet users, start-ups, and small tech companies...while undermining the health of the entire Web." The letter (embedded below)—whose signatories include...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The Facebook empire of 1.4 billion users just conquered new territory,...
Common Dreams staff
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More than 50 organizations on Wednesday released the groundbreaking Hague...


Some of the world's largest websites and rights groups are planning a coordinated day of action on June 5, the first anniversary of Snowden's revelations, to oppose mass online surveillance. The Reset the Net campaign, launched by Fight for the Future, will feature a splash screen offering tips for direct action, like how to install NSA-resistant encryption tools , to ensure Internet privacy.