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The Free Software Foundation has been fighting for user freedom for more than thirty years with your support.
A little over eight years ago we launched the Free Software Supporter, helping keep users up to date on our work and the current state of the world of free software. A lot has happened over those eight years, chronicled in ninety-nine editions of our newsletter.
In April 2016, the US Supreme Court approved amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (FRCrmP) that will threaten the privacy of Internet users worldwide.
Net neutrality exists when Internet service providers (ISPs) must allow equal access to everything on the Web, rather than favoring some sites over others. It's a bedrock condition for Internet freedom, but ISPs generally oppose it because it prevents them from charging companies extra for privileged access to the network -- making a video from one Web site load faster than video on other sites, for example.
For the last three years, we've surveyed attendees of the LibrePlanet conference about their experience, and applied that feedback to the next conference. We'd like to share what we've learned from the results of the past few surveys, and from the process of designing them.
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