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Welcome to the Free Press blog! We post several times a week on everything from Internet access to free speech to media mergers, so check back often to see what we’re up to.

  • Stand Up to Comcast

    June 12, 2014
    First, the bad news: If the mammoth Comcast succeeds in buying chief rival Time Warner Cable, it will have unmatched power to raise prices, squash competition and reshape the future of the Internet. Now the good news: This summer, you’ll have lots of opportunities to speak out against this mega-merger.
  • More Weasel Words from AT&T

    June 6, 2014
    Jim Cicconi's blog post about Net Neutrality accuses open Internet advocates of repeating themselves, all while trotting out the same old AT&T claims we’ve rebutted countless times before. Jim can make all the tired Groundhog Day jokes he likes, but his weasel words are the only source of confusion and repetition in this discussion.
  • Vodafone Lets Six Countries Tap into Phone Networks in Real Time

    June 6, 2014
    Vodafone — the world’s second-largest mobile phone company — just released a report revealing that government agencies in six unidentified nations have direct access to its network, enabling them to listen to and record customers’ conversations in real time.
  • Fighting for Real Reform One Year After Snowden Spoke Up

    June 5, 2014
    One year ago today, we learned that the NSA has been spying on practically everything we do or say online and on the phone. Edward Snowden’s revelations shocked our democracy to its core. So we fought back.
  • The Latest Twist and Turn in Sinclair's Quest to Buy Allbritton

    June 3, 2014
    Last week, the Sinclair Broadcast Group finally gave up on its latest attempt to illegally control multiple television stations in a single market.
  • Video: Time to Lock Caps and Save the Internet

    June 2, 2014
    On Sunday night, John Oliver, host of the popular news-comedy show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, informed the world about Net Neutrality in ways that were both nutritious and hilarious. Yes, funny broccoli.
  • The Dirty Secret Behind Rep. Latta's Anti-Net Neutrality Bill

    May 30, 2014
    So why is Rep. Latta claiming to be a champion of the open Internet while proposing legislation that helps ISPs shut it down?
  • Hollaback! for Net Neutrality

    May 28, 2014
    The open Internet and Net Neutrality have helped fuel #HollaRev and make it possible for this online community to share stories, make connections, and build the power it needs to combat incidents of everyday harassment.
  • How the AT&T–DirecTV Merger Fails the Antitrust Test

    May 28, 2014
    When regulators start peeling back this rotten onion for themselves, they're going to have one message: Not so fast, AT&T!
  • Merger Mania? Not So Fast

    May 27, 2014
    Memorial Day capped a tough week for merger-crazed media companies as two leading newspapers came out against their multibillion-dollar plans to hook up.

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