Open Internet

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The Facebook empire of 1.4 billion users just conquered new territory, unrolling a "partnership" to host articles from some of the most well-known news publications in the world, in a venture that critics warn poses a direct threat to independent media outlets—and the future of the Internet. "The basic problem is that Facebook is trying to become...
Common Dreams staff
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More than 50 organizations on Wednesday released the groundbreaking Hague...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Emails expressing opposition to the Obama administration's net neutrality rules...


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.