More articles Privacy Explainer Privacy, Surveillance Urgent: Trump & McConnell Want to Violate Your Privacy May 12, 2020 Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell want to reauthorize dangerous spying authorities in the Patriot Act. And the vote could happen any day. Explainer Privacy, Surveillance Congress Needs to Stop Playing Games & Rein in the Patriot Act March 2, 2020 There’s an urgent need for reform — especially in light of the Trump administration’s history of targeting activists and journalists who oppose its policies. Explainer Privacy Wireless Carriers Are Selling Your Location Data June 17, 2019 Free Press and two allies are urging the FCC to punish wireless carriers for unauthorized disclosures of cellphone users’ locations. Explainer Privacy, Surveillance A Dangerous Proposal from U.S. Customs and Border Protection August 10, 2016 Marking the government’s latest privacy intrusion, CBP wants to ask foreign visitors to the United States for their social-media accounts. Insights & Opinions Platform Accountability, Privacy Privacy Rights Are Civil Rights. We Need to Protect Them. March 14, 2019 Online companies are exploiting our privacy, and in some cases are using our data to discriminate. Our model bill would change that. Insights & Opinions Privacy There's Nothing Confusing About the FCC’s Broadband-Privacy Plan June 7, 2016 Lawmakers beholden to ISPs are pretending the agency's proposal is confusing, but it's nothing of the kind. Explainer Privacy Bounty Hunters Spying on You? The FCC Doesn't Care January 11, 2019 Major U.S. cellular carriers have been selling their customers’ location information, letting it fall into the hands of actual bounty hunters. Explainer Privacy Pay-for-Privacy Schemes Put the Most Vulnerable People at Risk May 10, 2016 As the FCC considers rules to protect internet users’ privacy, ISPs are busy profiting off your most personal data. Insights & Opinions Net Neutrality, Privacy Breaking Down the FCC's Proposal to Protect Broadband Privacy April 21, 2016 ISPs shouldn’t be able to sell information about their customers’ private lives without permission. Here’s how the FCC’s proposal would protect people. Explainer Internet Access, Net Neutrality, Media Control, Privacy Net Neutrality's Anniversary and What the FCC Must Do Now March 4, 2016 The FCC’s Net Neutrality vote was historic. Here are our recommendations for other issues the agency should address.