Author: Kevin Koehler

Automattic at RightsCon 2017

Automattic’s mission is to democratize publishing, part of which involves fighting for digital rights online. As a result, we are proud to sponsor RightsCon 2017 — a conference starting today, centred around “how to keep the internet open, free, and secure.” Several members of our legal and policy teams are happily in Brussels to join […]

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Trouble in Turkey

Earlier this week, nearly all of the more than 77 million websites hosted by were inaccessible to the people of Turkey, due to broad and arbitrary censorship by the Turkish government. We began to hear reports of service outages during the evening of Monday, July 27, Istanbul time. The blocks were apparently removed by midday […]

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We Proudly Have Your Back: EFF Awards 5 Stars For Protecting User Speech

The Electronic Frontier Foundation yesterday released a new version of their Who Has Your Back? report, focused on protecting user speech from “copyright & trademark bullies.” We’re proud that was awarded all five possible stars in the report — one of only two services to earn that honor. “When a private citizen or corporation wants to silence […]

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