2017 was a rollercoaster for internet advocates worldwide, filled with both exciting, hard-won victories and devastating decisions that will have ramifications as we come into the new year.
Net neutrality has become the banner waved by those trying to save the unique virtues of the internet. Unfortunately, there's more gatekeeping on the internet than just by ISPs.
If AT&T is allowed to buy Time Warner, it will form an enormous, "vertically integrated" company that controls a vast pool of content and how people access that content.
Looking ahead to 2016, one thing is clear: challenges to our digital rights are set to intensify. Here are the five big ones that we will face this year.
Cable and telephone companies have lusted after an Internet they control for years. And last week a toothless and gutless Federal Communications Commission wrote the first act of their dream.
Washington court strikes down Federal Communications Commission's rules on Net Neutrality on technical basis. Net Neutrality advocates calling for agency or Congress to act.
Legislation, if passed, will allow a range of 'authorities' to use the Internet (including mobile devices) to collect our private information without a warrant.
Herdict is a crowdsourcing project showcases instances of Internet inaccessibility around the world
Internet surveillance laws promised by the Harper government will make warrantless seizure of our personal information legal. There will be no means to track the use of these unchecked powers.
Casting An Open Net is the first comprehensive report that establishes the need for the principle of openness to guide digital policy in Canada.