When you turn on your computer, you're making a
political statement. If, like most people, your computer boots
Microsoft Windows, the statement you're making is that transnational
corporations should control access to the most powerful public media
that ever existed. New
Computer Hacking Bill Coming to Congress (2/11/2011)
Time To Pull The Plug
Windows XP's Days are Really Numbered Now (2/7/2009)
Buy a printer which
not report your activities to the police.
Have you considered Free Software ?
Freedom on the Internet
You are losing your freedom. See this
(other formats are available at
US communication policy from the
Censorship. All you have to do is pay to get your message through.
reading windows software on your computer.
plans to control the internet.
If you add up your cable, phone, cell phone, and internet
access bills, you won't believe that communication has gotten much
cheaper and faster. Telecomm companies don't want you to know.
"High-speed Internet access is fast becoming a basic public
necessity — just like water, gas or electricity. But far too many
Americans are finding themselves on the wrong side of the digital
divide, unable to get connected or afford expensive commercial service.
Community Internet is the answer." (from Free Press)
Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, discusses the
issues at http://www.hearusnow.org/connected and,
at the same website find out how Philadelphia
is doing it.
Learn about community
A wireless-sensor network to report pollution and traffic
Download a free book describing how your community can have
Center For Digital
Consumer Reports has a website
about US communications policy. Major media
doesn't provide much information for consumers about such things
because they are massively conflicted. As Danny Schecter titled his
book: "The More You Watch, the Less You Know".
Digital Tipping Point
Public Patent Foundation
Mueller's Blog on Software Patents
in the political system
Here's a book on the software patent struggle that you can
download for free at http://www.no-lobbyists-as-such.com/index.html
The end of the
internet is coming soon.
Foundation for a Free
Free Software Foundation
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EFF "The Electronic
Frontier Foundation is a group of passionate people — lawyers,
technologists, volunteers, and visionaries — working in the trenches,
battling to protect your rights and the rights of web surfers
everywhere. The dedicated people of EFF challenge legislation that
threatens to put a price on what is invaluable; to control what must
remain boundless. Just as Patriots fought for liberty and
freedom, we fight measures that threaten basic human rights. Only the
dominion we defend is the vast wealth of digital information,
innovation, and technology that resides online."
EPIC The Electronic
Privacy Information Center is a public interest research center in
Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention
on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First
Amendment, and constitutional values. EPIC publishes an award-winning
e-mail and online newsletter on civil liberties in the information age
– the EPIC Alert. It also
publishes reports and even
and other important topics related to civil liberties.
For Digital Democracy "is committed to preserving the openness and
diversity of the Internet in the broadband era, and to realizing the
full potential of digital communications through the development and
encouragement of noncommercial, public interest programming."
Center for Democracy and
Technology "works to promote democratic values and
constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law,
technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free
expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is
dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the
future of the Internet and other new communications media."
Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable
technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead
the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information,
commerce, communication, and collective understanding. On this page,
you'll find W3C news,
links to W3C
technologies and ways to get involved. New visitors can
find help in
Finding Your Way at W3C. We encourage
organizations to learn more
about W3C Membership.
Look into Free Software