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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 Internationalist Magazine.

Anti 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 does not report your activities to the police.

Have you considered Free Software ?

Public Knowledge

Digital Freedom

Surveillance

Jacob Applebaum (video about an hour... everyone should watch this.)

NSA likely reading windows software on your computer.

Military plans to control the internet

Freedom on the Internet

You are losing your freedom. See this flash presentation: http://www.lessig.org/freeculture/free.html     (other formats are available at http://www.lessig.org/freeculture/

About US communication policy from the Susan Crawford Blog

The Net Censors

About Microsoft Censorship. All you have to do is pay to get your message through.

Spam

About Spam

Software Patents

Public Patent Foundation

End Software Patents

No Software Patents

NoSoftwarePatents campaign

Mueller's Blog on Software Patents


WirelessOneWebDay

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 wifi.

A wireless-sensor network to report pollution and traffic comes to Cambridge, MA.

Download a free book describing how your community can have wireless networking.

Center For Digital Democracy


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


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

Thank you, Poland!

Technology Review

Dear AOL

save the internet

The end of the internet is coming soon.

Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure

Free Software Foundation

EFF RSS Feeds

For Syndication and Desktop News Aggregators

RSS Feeds You Might Like

(To find an application to read RSS feeds, please check the News Readers section of Google's Web Directory.)

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 books about privacy, open government, free speech, and other important topics related to civil liberties.

Lawrence Lessig's website.

The Center 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."

The World 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 and about W3C Membership.

SlashDot

PC Magazine

Look into Free Software

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