Music Industry Sues Major ISP In Bid to Kick Pirates Offline Permanently
If the music industry has its way, accused pirates could be kicked off the internet permanently based on what’s often flimsy evidence of guilt.
America’s Internet Freedom Rating Dropped Due to the Repeal of Net Neutrality
Freedom House, a US think tank, analyzes internet freedom around the world every year, and this year’s report saw a drop in the US’s rating.
Washington State Is Now the Only Place in America with Net Neutrality
The state law only went into effect once the federal rules were officially repealed on Monday.
Microsoft and Amazon Enable Censorship Circumvention Tools in Iran. Why Doesn’t Google?
Google blocks a tool called Google App Engine in Iran, indirectly allowing the Iranian government to block apps that piggyback on it to skirt online censorship.
In the Wake of the FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal, California Eyes Its Own Net Neutrality Law
But these efforts face a steep uphill climb.
Germany Blocks its Largest Telecom Company From Violating Net Neutrality
Regulators are protecting net neutrality after Telekom—which owns T-Mobile—began prioritizing content.
The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality—Now What?
For net neutrality advocates, the next phase in this fight has only just begun.
Iran's New Internet Minister Isn’t Delivering on Internet Freedom Promises
The Rouhani administration seemed to be expanding internet access, but the threat of censorship remains strong.
Pirate Bay Founder Is Offering Anonymous Hosting to Fight Government Censorship
Peter Sunde is giving Catalan independence activists free, anonymous hosting and domain names to avoid Spanish government censorship.
Dead People Are Posting Anti-Net Neutrality Comments to the FCC Website
“Friends of recently-deceased individuals…confirmed their friends could not have posted the comments posthumously.”
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Here’s What Making Cell Phone Calls in North Korea Sounds Like
An American academic has recreated “a taste” of North Korean cell phone service, “without the trip to Pyongyang.”
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Ron Deibert’s Lab Is the 'Robin Hood' of Cybersecurity
How one man built a unique lab whose mission is to document how the free internet is slipping into surveillance and censorship.