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Free Basics vs. Basic Internet Freedom: Three questions for Mark Zuckerberg

Today Facebook announced several changes to in response to growing international complaints about the program. While some of the changes are positive, our core concerns remain — the program now known as Free Basics violates Net Neutrality and establishes Facebook as a global gatekeeper for internet connectivity, affecting billions of peoples’ ability to connect to the free and open internet.


• 24 September 2015 • Access Now Team

الشفافية مطلوبة: هل يلحق الضرر حرية التعبير في تونس جرّاء جهود فيسبوك الساعية إلى تفكيك “عملية قرطاج”؟

إقرأ بالإنجليزية. قد تكون شركة فيسبوك شركة عالمية، لكنها لا تعامل جميع مستخدميها بنفس الطريقة. في تونس، حيث يُعدّ فيسبوك منصة التواصل الاجتماعي الأكثر استعمالا، تم تعطيل 60 حسابا على الأقل بشكل غامض في أواخر شهر ماي. حتّى الآن، لا


• 26 June 2020 • Rima Sghaier

Civil society’s online home — .ORG — is for sale

This dubious deal was struck without consulting civil society groups that rely on .ORG to operate, without accounting for its impact on human rights, and without proper safeguards for the long-term health of online civic space. Join more than 130 organizations and thousands of concerned individuals in signing this petition to stop the sale of .ORG.


Access Now at the Internet Governance Forum: A full agenda

Bad technology policies are crafted behind closed doors. Good policies, on the other hand, are often created with input from a diverse array of participants – everyone from technologists to activists to companies and government representatives. Pluralistic, transparent, and inclusive


• 9 November 2015 • Brett Solomon

ائتلاف مقاومة حجب الإنترنت يرسل رسالة رسمية لوزارة الإتصالات حول إبقاء خدمة الإنترنت مفتوحًة وآمنًة في العراق

الرسالة باللغة الإنجليزية.   [1] يُعرَّف إيقاف أو قطع تشغيل الإنترنت على أنه تعطيل متعمد للإنترنت أو الاتصالات الإلكترونية، مما يمنع أو يحد إمكانية الوصول إليها أو استخدامها فعليًا ، من قبل سكان في بقعة جغرافية معينة أو داخل موقع

Press Releases

The bad, the good, and the hopeful on surveillance reform

The U.S. Senate passed — and President Trump has signed into law — a bill that will extend and expand invasive surveillance programs like PRISM and Upstream. But we have reason to be hopeful that this fight is not over.


• 17 January 2018 • Nathan White

Zombie cookies rise again as telcos respond to our report on tracking headers

Even George A. Romero, visionary creator of zombie movies, would scarcely believe this script. After public outcry, policy turnarounds, and regulatory scrutiny, tracking headers live on in Verizon’s networks. The company just announced a new program combining AOL’s online advertising and tracking capabilities with Verizon’s UIDH mobile tracking headers, to track users across the fixed and mobile web. We have fought to expose the use of mobile tracking headers, and made some progress in holding companies to account. The nonprofit Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited formal responses from the companies named in our report. Let’s go through the responses, one by one.


• 9 October 2015 • Peter Micek

Over 100 global civil society groups release human rights principles to govern surveillance

Recent revelations of sweeping government surveillance demonstrate the urgent need to update outdated privacy laws to reflect modern surveillance technologies in a way that is consistent with international human rights. To move toward that goal, Access is excited to announce the release of the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance.


• 31 July 2013 • Access Now Policy Team

Rights coalition to island nation of Nauru: the world is watching

The island nation of Nauru may be tiny — it’s only 21 square kilometers (8.5 square miles) — but what is happening there matters to people around the world. Today, Access and a coalition of international organizations sent a letter calling for the government to stop blocking internet services and to repeal a dangerous new criminal law that restricts free expression.


• 26 May 2015 • Deji Olukotun

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