• Astroturfing Net Neutrality

    April 18, 2011

    Free speech online has come under withering attack from the astroturf lobby -- corporate front groups that are determined to hand control of the Internet to companies like AT&T and Comcast.

  • Censorship: Made in the USA

    March 30, 2011

    March has been a stormy month across the Arab world as the hope for new democracy faces the harsh reality of despots armed with guns, tanks and the tools of censorship.

  • Five Things Wrong with AT&T's Mega-Merger

    March 24, 2011

    AT&T's $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA is yet another in the series of large telecom mergers that over time are slowly reassembling the Ma Bell monopoly of old.

    It's now left to federal regulators at the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission to decide what's really best for Americans.

  • AT&T Takes America Back to the Future

    March 22, 2011

    AT&T's plan to take over T-Mobile has set the stage for Washington's high-tech policy battle of 2011.

    But that's not all that's at stake. This proposed deal paints a dark scenario for the future of all communications -- a future that looks increasingly like a bygone era of monopoly control.

  • Sen. Franken: 'We Can't Lose Net Neutrality'

    March 14, 2011

    On Monday, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken made the corporate takeover of the Internet – and the government's acquiescence to these corporations – frighteningly clear.

  • House Goes Nuts Over Net Neutrality

    March 9, 2011

    Late Wednesday, Republican members of a key House Commerce subcommittee decided to give phone and cable companies absolute, unrestricted power over the Internet.

  • Speaker Boehner's Space Odyssey

    March 1, 2011

    On Monday, House Speaker John Boehner (R - AT&T) chose the occasion of his first address outside Washington to take aim at Net Neutrality.

  • Free Speech Online UnderAttack

    February 17, 2011

    Yesterday, Republicans in Congress introduced a "resolution" in both chambers that would give phone and cable companies absolute, unrestricted power over Internet speech.

  • Does Secretary Clinton Have a Double Standard on Internet Freedom?

    February 15, 2011

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday highlighted new U.S. Internet freedom policy that is designed to help democracy movements gain access to open networks and speak out against authoritarian regimes.

    According to Clinton, the program will provide $25 million in new grants to support "technologists and activists working at the cutting edge of the fight against Internet repression."

  • Congressmen Urge State Department to Investigate Internet Spying Company

    February 11, 2011

    Since we broke the story on Jan. 28 that the U.S. company Narus has been selling Internet spying software to Egypt, members of Congress and other government officials have become increasingly alarmed -- and some are even calling for investigations.