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Thanks to aggressive recruiting tactics and a complaisant Congress,
online enrollments at the University of Phoenix and its spinoff, Axia
College, are soaring. So are student debt and disaffection.

Google and other telecom giants are wooing cities with plans to create public Wi-Fi grids. But there's no such thing as a free digital lunch: The price we pay is a loss of online privacy.

As the House considers two bills to regulate political speech on the Internet, the liberal Daily Kos and conservative Red State blogs are bedfellows, supporting a flawed GOP-sponsored bill that opens the door for soft money to buy political ads online.

The Global Online Freedom Act should be the beginning of a conversation about what needs to be done to prevent US Internet and technology firms from contradicting American values.

Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Cisco Systems are under fire from Congress for helping China censor and prosecute political dissidents. But a proposed law to guide technology companies doing business abroad raises troubling questions for Internet users everywhere.

Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, a k a MyDD and Daily Kos, propose to revive the Democratic Party with a technology-driven "bloodless coup."

Telephone and cable bigwigs pitched their vision of a pay-to-play
Internet to the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday, and web visionaries
pushed back. Lawmakers seemed baffled by the complexity.

Telephone and cable companies are crafting strategies to transform the free and open Internet to a privately run service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online. Can we stop them?

Obsessed voyeurs in the Bush Administration are poking their noses into
everyone's business, with the help of Internet giants like Microsoft,
AOL and Yahoo.

The scandals suffocating the Bush Administration seem less like Nixon
and Watergate and more like Louis XV and pre-Revolutionary France. They
are harbingers of a potent cultural event that may jolt the public out
of complacency.

Blogs

Today, a coalition of activists beat the well-funded cable lobby as the FCC voted to use Title II reclassification to preserve net neutrality. 

February 26, 2015

The FCC has guaranteed net neutrality, for now. But special interests will try to elect a president to undo it.

February 26, 2015

As the crucial vote on net neutrality approaches, our friends at OpenMedia are beaming your messages directly to the FCC. 

February 20, 2015

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said that he’ll support real net neutrality. Make sure that Congress doesn’t get in the way. 

February 4, 2015

As the FCC prepares to defend a free and open Internet, it’s vital to keep the pressure on.

February 3, 2015

The new political correctness is real, even if it isn’t always wrong.

January 29, 2015

The president wants cities to be able to innovate with municipal broadband systems.

January 15, 2015

Standing in opposition to net neutrality is tantamount to standing against innovation, against small business, against private-sector job creation and against competition.

December 2, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship. 

November 12, 2014