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Grateful Dead Lyricist, Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Dead At 70
"The world lost a true hero today, a Renaissance man who was a relentless warrior for our freedom."
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Privacy Battle Brewing: Are LinkNYC Kiosks Surveillance Devices?
Technologist / Business Leader / Author
In 2016 LinkNYC began deploying free public Wi-Fi kiosks throughout the city. The kiosks made news when people began using
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Cards Against Humanity Founder Vows To Expose Lawmakers' Web Histories
Internet privacy laws against humanity.
Law Enforcement Uses StingRays To Spy On Americans And Lies About It
Activist, legal worker and author
In this relatively uncharted tech landscape, the state can easily and indiscriminately spy on us, invade our privacy, and push the limits of democracy with little regard for the consequences of such widespread abuse.
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FBI Agent Pretended To Be An AP Reporter. Now AP Is Suing
By MICHAEL BIESECKER, AP
"The FBI both misappropriated the trusted name of The Associated Press and created a situation where our credibility could have been undermined on a large scale."
Democracy.io Makes It Easier To Email Your Representatives
In 2015, emailing your U.S. representative and senators is still far harder than it should be. The appropriately titled Democracy.io
Net Neutrality Nonprofit Wins Reddit's Top Charity Vote
Reddit is donating 10 percent of its 2014 revenue to a number of noteworthy organizations whose missions fall in line with
Verizon's Super-Cookies Are Spying on You Right Now
Leading Privacy Advocate, CEO of MeWe
The Electronic Frontier Foundation thinks Verizon could be violating a federal law requiring phone companies to keep customer data confidential. My take on all of this is that if nothing else, it's a clear violation of our personal rights.
Government Admits 'Misstatement' In Key Surveillance Lawsuit
Cops Gave Parents Child Safety Software That Can Be Used For Spying
But DelGiorno said the software warns users that the keylogger is present and the feature is only turned on when a user types
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'Mormon Match' Dating Site Fights Trademark Claim Filed By LDS Church
"This case can and should be dismissed now," added EFF Staff Attorney Vera Ranieri. "The specter of expensive litigation
Snapchat Isn't Standing Up For Your Privacy: Report
Snapchat received just one star, for its policy of publishing law enforcement guidelines. The group said those improvements
How Secure Are India's Elections?
Trudeau Fellow, CERIUM
According to exit polls, Narendra Modi is likely to be declared the next Prime Minister of India. The only thing that might stand in his way is an electronic voting machine (EVM).
FBI Keeps Secret How Massive Facial Recognition Database Will Work
WikiLeaks and the Drone Strike Transparency Bill
Policy Director, Just Foreign Policy
Where we are now with the drone strike policy is where we were with the NSA before Snowden's revelations: insiders know what's going on, but the broad public doesn't.
WikiLeaks Reveals Secret Obama Deal
WASHINGTON -- WikiLeaks on Wednesday published a critical chapter of an international trade deal the United States is currently
New Proposal to Slay Patent Trolls Would Be a Boon to the Digital Economy
Digital director and policy analyst, R Street Institute
Following a slew of other bills introduced this year to address America's broken patent system, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte released a second draft of a proposal to extend and amend the America Invents Act of 2011.
Obama's 'Tonight Show' Domestic Spying Comments Contradicted By New York Times Story (VIDEO)
"The next step in this whole scandal is to get the NSA to admit they are splitting off communications because that is the
Federal Judge Grants Chevron Access to Private Internet Data
Environmental Journalist and academic
On June 25, 2013, a federal judge approved a subpoena, to be served by Chevron to Microsoft, granting Chevron private Internet data related to 30 email addresses, including those related to environmental nonprofits, activists, journalists and lawyers.
NSA Sued By Unusual Coalition Of Gun Rights And Environmental Activists Over 'Dragnet Surveillance'
"The freedom of association is something we all enjoy regardless of our political stripe," she said. "When the government
What Lincoln and Jefferson Can Teach Us About NSA Surveillance
Senior Editor, The Huffington Post Post
Sometimes, upholding the Constitution and protecting the country it set out to establish might involve acts that appear to violate bits and pieces of it. We should talk about transparency, oversight, and striking a balance between liberty and security.
NSA Spying Lawsuit Advances Despite Long Odds, National Security Concerns
Two years later, Congress took the extraordinary step of granting the telecoms immunity for any past cooperation with government
CISPA Vote: House Passes Cybersecurity Bill To Let Companies Break Privacy Contracts
The bill's chief backers stepped up pressure on members to garner their support ahead of the vote. CISPA sponsor Rep. Mike
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