One of the cornerstones of Mozilla’s mission is using the language of “Internet Health” as a way of breaking the larger concept of a representative open web into areas that directly impact people’s lives.
To explain how the internet could be healthier for people, we collaborate with researchers to create an annual Internet Health Report. It highlights five key issues:
The safety and security of the Internet impacts us all. We should be able to understand what is happening to our data, and have the ability to control how it is used.
“Open” means that anyone can publish or invent online without asking for permission, and that the technologies used to run the Web are transparent and understandable.
Decentralization means the Internet is controlled by many. It’s millions of devices linked together in an open network. No one actor can own it, control it, or switch it off for everyone.
Everyone deserves equal opportunity to access the Internet, and to use it to improve their lives and societies.
We need everyone to have the skills to read, write and participate in the digital world, so more people can move beyond consuming to actually creating, shaping and defending the Web.
These five key areas are highlighted as ways that touch all internet users lives and as places we can all help , individually as users of the internet and how Mozilla is helping support those steps.