Telcos, NGOs call for open review of zero-rating plans

This article was originally published by Telecompaper and has ben republished in its entirety. US ISP Cogent Communications said that it sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) together with 37 companies and 21 grassroots NGOs, calling for a free and open internet and for an open, public process around the review of Read more


Groups to FCC: Block Buffoons; Unlock the Box

This article was originally published by Broadcasting and Cable and has ben republished in its entirety. Free Press, joined by 30-plus diversity groups (ColorOfChange, Center for Media Justice) and independent creators filed a letter with the FCC maintaining that MVPD’s oppose the FCC’s set-top proposal because they want to preserve their #20 billion set-top rental Read more


The FCC’s move to unlock cable boxes gets a push from racial justice groups

This article was originally published by Yahoo Tech. It has been republished in its entirety.    FCC has been flirting with the possibility of unlocking set-top boxes, allowing devices from third parties like Roku or Apple to replace your cable box, but the change hasn’t happened yet. Now, a coalition of 30 organizations, from racial justice groups to independent content creators, is trying to provide some momentum. The coalition Read more


New Report: The Drone Report

Lets start off by introducing yourself and the work of Stop LAPD Spying Coalition? My name is Hamid Khan and I am an organizer with the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition.  The Coalition was started in the summer of 2011 by a group of individuals and organizations deeply concerned with the rapid expansion of the surveillance Read more


Electronic Monitoring Report

This report offers a critical assessment of electronic monitoring (EM) in the criminal justice system. The author,  James Kilgore, spent a year on an ankle bracelet as a condition of his own parole, draws on his in-depth study of legislation, policies, contracts, and academic literature related to electronic monitoring.