Article: Introducing the Public Interest Internet

Civil Society, Decentralized Internet, Web 3.0

Introducing the Public Interest Internet

But on the real internet, one or two clicks away from that handful of conglomerates, there remains a wider, more diverse, and more generous world. Often run by volunteers, frequently without any obvious institutional affiliation, sometimes tiny, often local, but free for everyone online to use and contribute to, this internet preceded Big Tech, and inspired the earliest, most optimistic vision of its future place in society.

When Big Tech is long gone, a better future will come from the seed of this public interest internet: seeds that are being planted now, and which need everyone to nurture them until they’re strong enough to sustain our future in a more open and free society.

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Article: Private web browsers

Decentralized Internet

Private web browsersPrivate web browsers

By switching to one of these privacy-focused browsers, you can fight back against Big Tech data harvesting by blocking ads and trackers. Not only does this protect your privacy but it often gives you a much faster and smoother user experience.

Check out the list of private web browsers below and be sure to encourage others to use them too.

  • Brave
  • Firefox
  • Vivaldi
  • Tor Browser
  • Pale Moon
  • DuckDuckGo
  • Beaker Browser

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Article: What If We Could Check Big Tech?

Access, Cyber-Security

What If We Could Check Big Tech?

You and people you know have very likely played a major role in the success of each of these technologies.

That’s because these highly impactful, and often very profitable, “data-dependent” technologies rely on your “data labor” — your clicks, ratings, reviews, photos, and posts that can be used to develop and improve data-dependent technologies.

However, only tech companies themselves can choose exactly how these technologies are used and who shares in their economic winnings. In other words, there exists a massive power imbalance between the public who provide “data labor” and companies who reap influence and economic benefits from this labor.

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