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“Dancing Baby” YouTube Lawsuit May Go Before Supreme Court

“Dancing Baby” YouTube Lawsuit May Go Before Supreme Court

By Chris Morran Consumerist August 14, 2016   “Dancing Baby” YouTube Lawsuit May Go Before Supreme Court     The nearly decade-long legal battle over a 29-second YouTube clip of a toddler dancing to a barely discernible Prince song may end up going before the Supreme Court after free speech advocates representing the mother who […]


4 Things You Need To Know About New Bill Requiring Weak Encryption On Devices

4 Things You Need To Know About New Bill Requiring Weak Encryption On Devices

By Chris Morran Consumerist April 14, 2016   4 Things You Need To Know About New Bill Requiring Weak Encryption On Devices     A week after it was first reported that Senators Dianne Feinstein (CA) and Richard Burr (NC) were prepping a bipartisan bill that would compel tech companies to build their devices and […]


The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared

By Jeremy Malcolm Electronic Frontier Foundation October 11, 2015   The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared     Today’s release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the […]

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Exposed: Big Brother’s ‘Unique and Productive’ Relationship with AT&T

By Deirdre Fulton Common Dreams August 16, 2015   Exposed: Big Brother’s ‘Unique and Productive’ Relationship with AT&T “The NSA’s top-secret budget in 2013 for the AT&T partnership was more than twice that of the next-largest such program,” a New York Times and ProPublica investigation has revealed.     Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents show that […]


The White House Has Gone Full Doublespeak on Fast Track and the TPP

By Maira Sutton EFF.org March 8, 2015   The White House Has Gone Full Doublespeak on Fast Track and the TPP   Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Orrin Hatch are now in a stand-off over a bill that would put secretive trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement on the Fast Track to passage […]

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4 Ways Copyright Law Actually Controls Your Whole Digital Life

By  Kate Cox Consumerist January 22, 2015   4 Ways Copyright Law Actually Controls Your Whole Digital Life   Image courtesy of (frankieleon)   We all know that copyright law means you shouldn’t download copies of movies from shady torrent sites, and that you should pay for the music you listen to. We know it […]


Sounds Like CISPA? Get Ready for Lobbying Overdrive

By Clark Mindock OpenSecrets.org   Sounds Like CISPA? Get Ready for Lobbying Overdrive   Last year was full of data breaches. From JPMorgan Chase to Sony to Apple nothing seemed safe. Not your credit cards. Not your iTunes account. And President Obama seemed intent on addressing concerns over the ruptures Tuesday when he indicated that […]

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Aaron Swartz Died 2 Years Ago Today – In Remembrance of This Special Soul

By Michael Krieger Liberty Blitzkrieg   Aaron Swartz Died 2 Years Ago Today – In Remembrance of This Special Soul   Two years ago humanity lost a brave, brilliant and kindhearted individual named Aaron Swartz. On that day, I composed a post expressing my outrage and sadness. I reposted it on the anniversary of his […]


How to break the Internet: Cory Doctorow at TEDxOxbridge

How to break the Internet: Cory Doctorow at TEDxOxbridge   Published by TEDx Talks Technoblogger, activist, and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow talks about three things: 1. The internet is broken. 2. We can fix it. 3. This is not a foregone conclusion (H/T @PlanetRockwell)

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U.S. Patent Office To Decide Whether Patent Troll Company Actually Owns Podcasting

By Kate Cox Consumerist   U.S. Patent Office To Decide Whether Patent Troll Company Actually Owns Podcasting     Podcasts are simply the done thing, in 2014: everyone’s taking their modern update on the radio show with them on the go. One company out there, seeing all the dollar signs, now claims that they invented […]


Advocacy Groups Worldwide Ask For Terms Of Trans-Pacific Partnership To Be Made Public

By Kate Cox Consumerist   Advocacy Groups Worldwide Ask For Terms Of Trans-Pacific Partnership To Be Made Public   (Great Beyond)   The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a really big deal — literally. The international trade agreement, still under negotiation, has wide-ranging implications for every sector of the American economy and individuals’ rights within it. But […]

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Detekt: A New Malware Detection Tool That Can Expose Illegitimate State Surveillance

By Eva Galperin Electronic Frontier Foundation   Detekt: A New Malware Detection Tool That Can Expose Illegitimate State Surveillance     Recent years have seen a boom in the adoption of surveillance technology by governments around the world, including spyware that provides its purchasers the unchecked ability to target remote Internet users’ computers, to read […]


SSL Will be Free Starting Summer 2015

By Mark Maunder Wordfence Founder & CEO Wordfence.com   SSL Will be Free Starting Summer 2015   If you aren’t using SSL to have a conversation with a website, your traffic is readable by anyone on the Net who can see your network packets flying past. But more to the point, since the audience for […]