Category Archives: Internet Freedom

Digital inclusion and who controls the Internet

Day Of Action To Save Network Neutrality July 12

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For years, we’ve told you why network neutrality is the key principle underlying an Open Internet and protecting the web’s capacity to connect. Finally it seemed as if the future of the Internet was no longer in question when the FCC moved to Title 2 classification.

But as with so many things, the Trump administration is leaving no stone unturned in trying to dismantle social progress and the open Internet is now on the chopping block.

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CalBIPA To Reinstate Broadband Privacy in CA

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On June 19, CA Assembly Privacy Committee chair Ed Chau introduced CalBIPA – AB375 – to restore the consumer protections stripped by Trump’s congress.

The bill will allow Internet users to consent to the sale or disclosure of their Internet activities by their Internet service providers. Media Alliance is a bill sponsor.

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Choice for SF Apartment-Dwellers

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Update:  Farrell’s ordinance passed the committee unanimously!

A new ordinance before SF’s Supervisors requires SF landlords to provide a choice of telecom providers to tenants.

The ordininance, which is sponsored by Supervisor Farrell, requires San Francisco property owners to allow tenants to receive services from the Internet or cable provider of their choice and prevents landlords from declaring their properties exclusive for particular carriers. Continue reading Choice for SF Apartment-Dwellers

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Don’t Undermine Encryption: Apple vs. NSA

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Crypto Wars 2 pit encryption advocates against the FBI which wants code written to break password protections in smartphones. Only weeks after the broad open letter was prepared: the issue broke when the FBI got a court order to compel Apple Computer to break its own smartphone encryption. Apple is fighting the order. Continue reading Don’t Undermine Encryption: Apple vs. NSA

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Broadband Institute and Media Alliance Amici Brief in USTA vs FCC

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The Broadband Institute of California and Media Alliance filed this amici brief in United States Telecom Assn vs FCC, one of the lawsuits seeking to overturn the February 26th net neutrality regulation passed by the Federal Communications Commission.

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