for the Future is dedicated to protecting
and expanding the Internet's transformative
power in our lives by creating civic
campaigns that are engaging for millions
of people. Alongside internet users
everywhere we beat back attempts to
limit our basic rights and freedoms,
and empower people to demand technology
(and policy) that serves their interests.
Activating the internet for the public
good can only lead to a more vibrant
and awesome world.
view the following as the major threats
to freedom of expression online:
and patent laws are outdated and
overzealous. They hurt artists and
innovation, shifting control of
our art, media, and ideas to large
speed and limited access: Lack of
competition in the U.S. broadband
market has resulted in an Internet
system that is among the slowest,
most expensive and least available
among developed nations.
and Spying: People can’t express
themselves freely online when they
feel like they are being watched.
In an extreme form, government and
corporate surveillance can lead
to political repression.
USERS OF THE INTERNET,
In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA
and PIPA censorship legislation with
the largest Internet protest in history.
A year ago this month one of that
movement's leaders, Aaron Swartz,
tragically passed away.
we face a different threat, one that
undermines the Internet, and the notion
that any of us live in a genuinely
free society: mass surveillance.
Aaron were alive, he'd be on the front
lines, fighting against a world in
which governments observe, collect,
and analyze our every digital action.
on the the anniversary of Aaron's
passing, and in celebration of the
win against SOPA and PIPA that he
helped make possible, we are planning
a day of protest against mass surveillance,
to take place this February 11th.
you love about the Internet is at
risk! In January 2012, Golden Frog
joined the largest Internet protest
in history and helped defeat the SOPA
and PIPA censorship legislation. Yet,
in 2014, more governments are engaging
in Internet censorship than ever before.
Our new infographic "The Worldwide
Struggle for Internet Freedom"
highlights the global decline of Internet
freedom and reinforces what we can
do to face the challenges ahead. Online
freedom around the globe has been
on the decline for three years straight
and only getting worse. View the infographic
and help spread the word."