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Hollywood Unions Blast Google After More Than 7 Million Sign SOPA Petition

Hollywood Unions Blast Google After More Than 7 Million Sign SOPA Petition

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 11:47AM

On Wednesday more than 7 million people in the U.S. signed Google’s petition urging Congress to stop #SOPA and #PIPA, the two bills that would censor the web.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

What Is SOPA? Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know

What Is SOPA? Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know

by Jorge Rivas, Jamilah King on January 18 2012, 8:39AM

Thousands of websites are going dark today in protest of a new bill that’s being debated in Congress.

Topics: Media, /NOW

The FCC Is Trying to Close the Digital Divide--Sort Of

The FCC Is Trying to Close the Digital Divide—Sort Of

by Jamilah King on January 13 2012, 9:41AM

The FCC is launching a new pilot program this year to make broadband more affordable. Quiet as it’s kept, this isn’t the commission’s first effort, but civil rights groups say it can’t be anywhere near the last.

Topics: Media

Feminism Fail: iPhone's Siri Stumped By Abortion But Can Easily Find Viagra

Feminism Fail: iPhone’s Siri Stumped By Abortion But Can Easily Find Viagra

by Jorge Rivas on November 29 2011, 5:21PM

As people of color lead the country in smartphones adoption, some argue that those phones discriminate in the content that’s available to users.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media

Net Neutrality Survives Senate, But Advocates Push for Stronger Reforms

Net Neutrality Survives Senate, But Advocates Push for Stronger Reforms

by Jamilah King on November 11 2011, 10:00AM

This week the Senate voted against a measure to strip the FCC of its rulemaking power. But the fight to decide who will control the Internet is far from over, and Web users of color have the most to gain.

Topics: Media

Media Justice Activists Launch New Effort to Target Black Web Users

Media Justice Activists Launch New Effort to Target Black Web Users

by Jamilah King on September 21 2011, 10:00AM

Netroots activists will launch Black Voices for Internet Freedom this Friday in Washington, D.C.

Topics: Media

Welcome to the Wild, Wild (Mobile) Web: U.S. v. AT&T, 2.0

Welcome to the Wild, Wild (Mobile) Web: U.S. v. AT&T, 2.0

by Jamilah King on September 1 2011, 10:10AM

The Justice Department announced that it’s suing the company to prevent its acquisition of T-Mobile. And users of color have a lot riding on the lawsuit’s outcome.

Topics: Media

People of Color are Leading YouTube's Growth

People of Color are Leading YouTube’s Growth

by Jorge Rivas on July 29 2011, 10:40AM

But will tiered pricing plans curb mobile Web growth?

Topics: Media, Technology

Civil Rights Groups and Telecom Watchdogs Split On Mobile Merger

Civil Rights Groups and Telecom Watchdogs Split On Mobile Merger

by Jamilah King on June 17 2011, 9:27AM

The NAACP and Urban League have said the deal is good for people of color. But media justice advocates insist it’ll threaten equal access and drive up costs—and they charge civil rights groups are selling out.

Topics: Media, Technology

AT&T Paints Itself As the Underdog in Proposed T-Mobile Merger

AT&T Paints Itself As the Underdog in Proposed T-Mobile Merger

by Jamilah King on April 26 2011, 10:05AM

The company’s resorted to scare tactics in a bid to win sympathy from federal regulators.

Topics: Media

FCC's Mignon Clyburn Vows To Fight for Mobile Users

FCC’s Mignon Clyburn Vows To Fight for Mobile Users

by Jamilah King on April 11 2011, 3:22PM

But House Republicans and telecom companies are ready for a fight.

Topics: Media, NCMR 2011, Technology

Join Us at the National Conference for Media Reform

Join Us at the National Conference for Media Reform

by Rinku Sen on April 5 2011, 4:06PM

We’re joining thousands of people in the fight for media reform in Boston this weekend. Come join us.

Topics: NCMR 2011, Movement

Court Dismisses Verizon, Metro PCS Suits Against FCC's Web Rules

Court Dismisses Verizon, Metro PCS Suits Against FCC’s Web Rules

by Jamilah King on April 5 2011, 12:16PM

For mobile users of color, there’s good and bad news when it comes to recent efforts to squash net neutrality rules.

Topics: Media

Understanding the AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile

Understanding the AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile

by Jamilah King on March 22 2011, 4:41PM

The proposed merger could have far-reaching implications for blacks and Latinos, who primarily access the Web with mobile devices.

Topics: Media

GOP Votes to Prevent FCC Funding for New Open Web Rules

GOP Votes to Prevent FCC Funding for New Open Web Rules

by Jamilah King on February 17 2011, 2:47PM

Republicans side with big telecom companies to decide the future of the Internet.

Topics: Media

Obama's Wireless Plan Turns Public Utilities Over to Corporate Profits

Obama’s Wireless Plan Turns Public Utilities Over to Corporate Profits

by Jamilah King on February 15 2011, 8:29AM

The president’s magic plan to expand broadband and fix the deficit isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Here’s why.

Topics: Media

Will Users or Telecoms Profit From FCC Broadband Expansion Plan?

Will Users or Telecoms Profit From FCC Broadband Expansion Plan?

by Jamilah King on February 8 2011, 11:12AM

Consumer advocates listen with skepticism and cautious hope to FCC plan for closing digital divide.

Topics: Media

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