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Internet used to be an innovative tech back in the day. Today, it’s like electricity or water supply, a fundamental utility in a household. And thanks to its omnipresence, at least in some countries, it’s now treated just like any other medium. Internet can be used to influence politics, to convey someone’s agenda, to gag government critics, as well as to promote values, to attain true freedom of speech. Today, it is subject to regulations. How do they change over time? How does the role of the internet change with them? Those are only some of the questions we’re here to ask, and to find answers.

Net Neutrality: The Fight Goes On
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Net Neutrality: The Fight Goes On

In December 2017 the Federal Communications Commission passed the Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO). In June 2018 the law came into force, effectively killing net neutrality, a principle that states that internet providers, such as AT&T or Verizon, should treat all data equally. Unsurprisingly, the move sparked a major controversy involving the FCC, large corporations, …

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What Countries Have the Strictest Internet Censorship Regulations?
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What Countries Have the Strictest Internet Censorship Regulations?

Many of us take the benefits of the Internet for granted, and it’s hard to imagine life without the connectivity it provides. And yet, for some people, living with a heavily censored and restricted Internet connection is their routine, and there’s pretty much nothing they can do about it that can’t land them in trouble …

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Governments Getting Into Your Pants: Uganda Porn Ban and More
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Governments Getting Into Your Pants: Uganda Porn Ban and More

Last week’s headlines burst with news from Uganda, where the local government moved to ban internet porn, leaving the country’s nationals with less options to temporarily fix their love lives. In particular, the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) ordered the country’s ISPs to block local and international websites that offer pornographic content. While smaller providers have …

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United States of America, the Enemy of the Internet
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United States of America, the Enemy of the Internet

When you hear the words “enemy of the internet” you probably think of yet another oppressive government that reads your emails, bans websites at will, and puts internet users in jail for saying things it doesn’t much like. And most of the countries that have made it to the list of Enemies of the Internet …

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Memes saved: Copyright Directive
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Memes Saved: Copyright Directive

For two weeks in a row, the supporters of the free Internet were going above and beyond. They signed petitions, made an uproar in the media, caused the outrage on Facebook, etc. As a result, they succeeded in taming the dangerously incompetent lawmakers, at least for now. The European Parliament rejected the Copyright Directive proposal. …

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Internet Laws: the Russian Federation
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Internet Laws: the Russian Federation

Freedom of Speech. One of the fundamental human rights with probably the longest history of oppression. When the internet gained more popularity, it became a platform for the freedom of speech to be accessible. Now, more freely than ever, anyone can express what they want, when they want and the way they want it. However, …

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