Open Internet

Nika Knight, staff writer
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under President Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon voted to begin slashing regulations protecting a free and open internet. "This doublespeak—the claim that every attempt to protect true free market competition from monopoly control is necessarily a regulatory attack on the free market—is pure Orwellian...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A 2014 protest at the White House for net neutrality before the Obama administration passed the 2015 Title II order, which classified internet service providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act—a rule that is now under threat. (Photo: Joseph Gruber/cc/flickr)
Rarely do the public comments made on a federal agency website garner so many...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
 Comedian and HBO host John Oliver's Sunday evening segment lambasted the FCC for trying to abolish net neutrality and drove viewers—via the domain—to leave commentary on the agency's website in support of Title II net neutrality protections.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is claiming that it wasn't a flood...


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.