Battle lines are drawn
Time is running out for Senator Schumer to schedule a vote on S. 2992 and S. 2710, antitrust bills to rein in tech monopoly abuses. We need an #AntitrustVoteNow.
Open source, decentralized, human rights and privacy preserving orgs are calling on their users to demand that the 118th Congress to take a principled stand and protect privacy.
Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple - and any company with a messaging platform - must protect our private messages and implement default end-to-end encryption immediately
In the wake of Roe v. Wade repeal, Google's location data stockpile will be weaponized against abortion patients and doctors. We're demanding an immediate stop to unnecessary collection and retention of our location data.
Ring is not family-friendly, and we can’t let MGM use Ring Nation to put a happy face on this privacy-violating surveillance tool. Cancel Ring Nation now.
VICTORY: We won at the IRS. Now we must ensure that all government agencies using facial recognition for verification cancel their contracts and reject these tools.
The App Store isn’t just a storefront. It is a chokepoint that Apple wields to control the Internet. Free the iPhone Now.
VICTORY: After major backlash from artists and music lovers, Red Rocks Amphitheater has ended its use Amazon palm scanning technology.
The best way to stop Facebook’s harms for the whole world is to cut off the fuel supply for its dangerous machine. It's time to pass a real data privacy law that ends their harmful business model forever.
A poorly written provision included in the infrastructure bill would effectively crush the cryptocurrency ecosystem, expand surveillance, and endanger human rights. We must push for a fix now.
Over 1,400 of Amazon's police partners use Ring footage to target protesters and surveil everyone. These partnerships threaten our rights + our democracy.
VICTORY: We organized nationwide protests against Apple's proposed backdoor in iOS 15. The plan is shelved for now.
Your face should not be scanned, stored, or sold just because you walk into or work at a store. Ban facial recognition in stores.
Artists and creators penned an open letter to call for the sharing of life saving medical technology.
Technology companies are preying on our children for profit and putting them in danger. We need to protect our kids.
The current U.S. copyright system is broken. Our laws for creative works like books, songs, and movies make art-monopolizing corporations richer at the expense of artists. We demand change.
Tell Spotify to drop its creepy plan to spy on our conversations and emotionally manipulate us for profit.
We are calling for four major changes to protect kids online: ban addictive and manipulative app features; ban micro-targeted advertising; limit data collection itself; and ban biometric stalkerware.
VICTORY: We won a campaign to get Zoom to offer end-to-end encryption for all accounts, regardless of payment status.
We helped everyone on the Internet to come together and get out the vote in 2020.
Tell Congress to support data privacy protections that put people—not corporations—in control of their data.
Many books are not available at libraries, depriving people of the opportunity to read, learn, and improve their lives. We're calling attention to this injustice.
The Biden/Harris administration must exclude Big Tech lobbyists from key government positions in order to make policies that benefit everyone in America.
Amazon Ring cameras continue to be given awards despite issues with security, privacy, and racial profiling. It’s time for reviewers to rescind their endorsements of these dangerous products.
The US Treasury is considering a new rule that would impose government surveillance on cryptocurrency transactions. We're telling them to stop.
Hundreds of thousands of students around the world are fighting back against creepy e-proctoring app Proctorio and their equally creepy CEO, Mike Olsen.
YouTube's invasive advertising hurts kids. Are the brands you support contributing to the problem? View our scorecard to find out.
President Trump issued an executive order attacking CDA 230, the law that protects free speech online. Tell the FCC what you think about this disastrous policy.
By labeling political activists “terrorists,” the government uses the PATRIOT Act to justify their invasive — and unconstitutional — surveillance. It's time to stop the government from spying on people.
As police have militarized and increased their budgets, technology corporations like Amazon have become their silent partners. Let's put an end to these dangerous partnerships.
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens our public health, but many proposed responses to this new coronavirus threaten our privacy and personal safety. We must take all these threats seriously.
Amazon Ring doorbells expose your personal information, share your video footage without your knowledge, and leave you vulnerable to hackers.
We organized an online music festival and provided artists with resources to host their own shows and connect with others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Facial recognition technology is incredibly invasive, but there are virtually no laws limiting its use. So we scanned Congress to prove how easy — and legal! — it is track people online and IRL.
Amazon’s business model is surveillance. They infiltrate our neighborhoods and homes with products that record everything we do. It's time for that to stop.
Dangerous facial recognition is already being used on college campuses across America. We've teamed up with student groups to fight back.
We've convinced musical artists, venues, and promoters to take a stand against using invasive and racially-biased facial recognition technology at music festivals.
Tech workers have the power to stop unethical uses of technology. Whistleblowing is an act of love for humanity.
Game developers and publishers are censoring gamers for expressing political opinions, so we are fighting to protect our basic human rights.
VoteBot used text messages to help people register to vote, know where politicians stood on net neutrality, and contact their lawmakers.
We saw the true danger of the FCC's net neutrality repeal when Verizon was caught throttling California fire fighters.
We demanded Salesforce cancel their contract with US Customs and Border Protection and set up a “Detention Center” at Dreamforce.
Small businesses can't survive without the open Internet. Competition and free markets online are essential to small business.
Register to vote, get reminders to vote, and encourage your friends to show up to the polls on election day with the HelloVote chat bot.
Somebody’s hurting our people. It’s gone on far too long, and we won’t be silent anymore.
On April 22-24, millions around the world took to the web to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.