Open Internet

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Days ahead of the President's statement calling for Internet protection, demonstrators protested in front of the White House in support of net neutrality. (Photo: Joseph Gruber/cc/flickr)
The Obama-appointed chief of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has signaled that he will not likely back the president's recent stand on the issue of net neutrality, telling a group of Internet executives that, despite Obama's call to reclassify the Internet as a public utility, he is an "independent agency." The Washington Post reported...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Responding to the call of millions of Americans and years of grassroots...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Thursday's vigils are inspired by recent successful protests in Hungary against an internet tax, including this demonstration in Budapest in late October. (Photo: euronews)
Inspired by Hungary's recent victorious protests to defeat an internet tax, "...


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.