YAL in Action

Check out YAL activities on campus and updates from around the liberty movement.

Tag: Internet
  • Deep Web Screening at New Mexico State University

    This was our group’s second movie debut ever and it was a hit! We had a group of almost all new members and had a riveting discussion. Everyone was thrilled with the movie and thought that it was very well done. Most of our members had a little background knowledge of Ross Ulbricht and the …

  • College of Charleston’s Campus Debut of Deep Web Was a Success!

    The Young Americans for Liberty at College of Charleston hosted a film screening of Deep Web and had a successful turnout due to Thomas Calabro’s marketing efforts to ensure students are made aware of this campus debut and to motivate them to attend. The film unfolds the story of the “Silk Road” online market that …

  • The case for true “Net Neutrality”

    Gradually over the last few years, Net Neutrality has creeped into the news cycle again and again until it reached a fever pitch earlier this week. But what exactly is Net Neutrality and what risks does it pose to the free flow of information as we know it? Grant Babcock over at Reason has a …

  • The least truthful response

    Last week, President Obama called a press conference and delivered a speech highlighting his position on NSA surveillance and the actions that he will take to bring more “public confidence” to the system. The speech was strategically timed to occur on a late Friday afternoon — it avoids the full impact of weekday news and …

  • Why the Internet Sales Tax Is Bad (Hint: It’s a Tax)

    The following was also featured at the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy. The Marketplace Fairness Act was recently approved in the U.S. Senate. It now faces a tougher road ahead in the House. Among other things, the Marketplace Fairness Act seeks to “level the competitive playing field” by allowing states to collect sales …

  • Your Guide to CISPA (and how to fight it)

    With all the hubbub over the Boston bombing, it’s easy to miss the fact that anti-internet privacy bill CISPA is expected to pass the House this week. Accordingly, here’s a quick round-up of what you need to know and do about this dangerous bill: What is CISPA? It’s a bill which, if it becomes law, will let ”US …

  • White House Seizes Control of Internet by Executive Order

    Photo: peteryang.com In an unprecedented step for executive power, President Obama signed an Executive Order on July 6th that allows the executive branch to seize control of all communications infrastructure in the United States, public and private: Without even the faintest toot of a fanfare, President Barack Obama has issued an Executive Order that outlines …

  • Why SOPA Doesn’t Matter

    SOPA (and its equally dangerous cousin PIPA) could if passed be the death of the internet as we know it. As such they have sparked a massive viral campaign of “Friday”esque proportions. Every site which allows any sort of user uploading, or commenting is in a mad frenzy. Finally it seems that the general population …

  • The SOPA Brouhaha Explained

    Want to know the exact what, why, and how of the dangers SOPA (and similar legislation, PIPA) poses to the internet?  This video is for you.  It’s 11 minutes long, yes, but it’s a good 11 minutes to spend educating yourself to explain exactly why this proposed internet censorship is such a problem.  Remember, even …

  • The “Caesar Effect” of Forum Moderators

    We all know them — those moderators or administrators on political forums or groups that claim to “support liberty” and “welcome all opinions,” but then boot you the instant you post something they disagree with. To their credit, some of them may have started off legitimately wanting to “welcome all opinions” in their group or …