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Lawsuit Attempts To Hold Foreign Governments Accountable For Spying On Americans

By Derrick Broze Activist Post April 18, 2017   Lawsuit Attempts To Hold Foreign Governments Accountable For Spying On Americans     The Electronic Frontier Foundation is attempting to reverse a court decision that they say could potentially lead to immunity for foreign governments who spy, attack, and even murder Americans.  On Thursday April 13, the Electronic […]

Lawsuit Attempts To Hold Foreign Governments Accountable For Spying On Americans

Should Anti-MLM Blogger Be Allowed To Remain Anonymous, Even After Losing In Court?

Should Anti-MLM Blogger Be Allowed To Remain Anonymous, Even After Losing In Court?

By Chris Morran Consumerist January 17, 2017   Should Anti-MLM Blogger Be Allowed To Remain Anonymous, Even After Losing In Court?     Four years ago, an anonymous former Amway marketer who operates a blog critical of multi-level marketing companies published in its entirety the text of a book published by a prominent figure in […]


HTTPS Deployment Growing by Leaps and Bounds

By Seth Schoen Electronic Frontier Foundation December 24, 2016   HTTPS Deployment Growing by Leaps and Bounds   This was a great year for adoption of HTTPS encryption for secure connections to websites. HTTPS is an essential technology for security and privacy on the Web, and we’ve long been asking sites to turn it on […]

HTTPS Deployment Growing by Leaps and Bounds

“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 […]

“Dancing Baby” YouTube Lawsuit May Go Before Supreme Court

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 […]

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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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)


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 […]