Amazon.com filed a lawsuit on Monday to fend off a sweeping demand from North Carolina's tax collectors: detailed records including names and addresses of customers and information about exactly what they purchased.
Most of us have done it: Sent personal emails from the company computer, texted a friend or significant other on the BlackBerry they gave you for work. No harm, no foul, you say — our lives are so crazy these days that it's hard not to blur the lines
ACTA is a multilateral global copyright agreement backed by the big-content companies, originated in the Bush administration and now being pushed by the Obama White House. The fact that you know little or nothing about ACTA is not coincidental.
Can’t remember where it came from, don’t know where it’s been. But it's must-watch video awesomeness: Pixels. Bonus question: how many video game references can readers spot?
A draconian Internet censorship bill finally passed the house of commons in the UK yesterday, legislating for government powers to restrict and filter any website that is deemed to be undesirable for public consumption.
The British Parliament on Thursday approved plans to crack down on digital media piracy by authorizing the suspension of repeat offenders’ Internet connections.
Despite a major setback by a U.S. Appellate Court invalidating the ability of the F.C.C. to regulate internet access, the agency announced it will move ahead with plans to do so.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks.
Because of this censorship, there may be a highly educated minority of millions of Americans, but the majority still gets their news from the mainstream media, including the mainstream news websites.
"We've become used to the level of security service interest in us and have established procedures to ignore that interest. But the increase in surveillance activities this last month, in a time when we are barely publishing due to fundraising, are e
None of this is news. What should alarm readers is the ease with which an analyst advocates active censorship and control of information channels to the public.
Google has effectively closed its flagship search site in China, finally carrying out its threat made two months ago in a dispute over censorship with the Chinese authorities. The company announced that it had stopped censoring its search results
A number of forces now conspire to prevent the free dissemination of information to unapproved parties (the little guy) in the United States. Ironically, the more truthful and damaging the data, the more cause available to those wishing to oppress i
First thing I would like to get to is the new 50 page cybersecurity bill that just passed the house, and is now entering the senate. It’s surprising to me that most people are not outraged by this bill. It is widely known and feared throughout the te
Modeled on a similar law enacted recently in France, a "three strikes" law would force Internet service providers to cut off Internet access to any users accused three times of downloading or sharing copyrighted material without permission.
Google should obey Chinese government rules even if it decides to retreat from the country over hacking and censorship complaints, a Chinese government spokesman said on Tuesday.
The Feds are on Facebook. And MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter, too. U.S. law enforcement agents are following the rest of the Internet world into popular social-networking services, going undercover with false online profiles to communicate with sus
Google has drawn up detailed plans for the closure of its Chinese search engine and is now “99.9 per cent” certain to go ahead as talks over censorship with the Chinese authorities have reached an apparent impasse, according to a person familiar with
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing an ambitious 10-year plan that will reimagine the nation’s media and technology priorities by establishing high-speed Internet as the country’s dominant communication network. The plan, which will
The fight for free access to information is being played out to an ever greater extent on the Internet. The emerging general trend is that a growing number of countries are attempting to tighten their control of the Net, but at the same time, increas
While these British spies wait for dinner, they discuss the latest news on cybersecurity, their plans to launch a false flag attack on the militia movement, and their budding romantic involvement.
Microsoft Vice President for Trustworthy Computing Scott Charney pitched the Web usage fee as one way to subsidize efforts to combat emerging cyber threats -- a costly venture, he said, but one that had vast community benefits.
The establishment of a national blocklist is itself a bad idea. Creating a facility whereby ISPs can be compelled to block entire websites is a bad idea on its face. The security problems raised by such a facility are grave...
If it can perform deep packet inspection to prevent botnets from accessing certain Web pages, for instance, could it also be used to prevent a human from accessing illegal pornography, copyright-infringing music, or offshore gambling sites?
Recent leaks suggest the 39 countries negotiating an international copyright protection treaty could require Internet service providers to ban repeat piracy offenders from using the Web.
Wired's Ryan Singel makes a good case in this article that cyberwar hype -- like terrorism hype -- has been fuelled by government contractors who have a product to sell, and who don't give a damn about the consequences to the net or to freedom.
The government will not exempt universities, libraries and small businesses providing open Wi-Fi services from its Digital Economy Bill copyright crackdown, according to official advice released earlier this week.
The US government’s policy of leaving the Internet alone is over, according to Obama’s top official at the Department of Commerce. Instead policy discussions between government agencies, foreign governments, and key Internet constituencies
Cryptome is back online. The site, which leaked a document summarizing Microsoft's dealings with law enforcement agencies, was shuttered by its service provider, Network Solutions, after Microsoft filed a complaint. Microsoft has since withdrawn the
DBKP Reports has released its ratings of the top 60 most popular Alternate News-Information websites on the Internet. The ANI 60’s top five most popular sites is led by Dr. Bruce Maccabee, followed by Info Wars, Above Top Secret, Jeff Rense and Natur