In this video lecture Eben Moglen discusses how the current internet architectural paradigm lays waste to individual privacy. Moglen goes on to discuss an alternative paradigm that is privacy friendly. An earlier FP post about the "Diaspora" server r
Gary Franchi "Restore the Republic" - 'America: From Freedom to Fascism' & http://realityreport.blip.tv/
Enter your Diaspora “seed,” a personal web server that stores all of your information and shares it with your friends. Diaspora knows how to securely share (using GPG) your pictures, videos, and more. When you have a Diaspora seed of your own, you ow
When it comes to Internet attention, new Kentucky GOP nominee for the US Senate, Rand Paul, can't hold a candle to his old man. Simon Owens, Bloggasm, crunches the numbers.
Even without cookies, popular browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox give Web sites enough information to get a unique picture of their visitors about 94 percent of the time, according to research compiled over the past few months by the Elec
Cass Sunstein wants Internet users to know something very important: you're stupid. At least, you're too stupid to read on the Internet without competing views forced on you. Sunstein hopes websites will play along voluntarily; if not, he says Co
Google Inc. has been vacuuming up fragments of people's online activities broadcast over public Wi-Fi networks for the past four years, a breach of Web etiquette likely to raise more privacy worries about the Internet search leader.
Facebook has downplayed the significance of a company-wide meeting to discuss privacy issues. The blogosphere described the meeting as a panic measure following weeks of criticism over the way it handles members' data.
Google Inc. said an internal investigation has discovered that the roving vans the company uses to create its online mapping services were mistakenly collecting data about websites people were visiting over wireless networks.
Test your knowledge of current events, keep up on the news (both real and imagined) or play one of the fastest-growing online games, 2011: Obama’s Failed Coup. It’s all at the US of Earth website.
A judge in Argentina has ordered Facebook to close all groups set up by minors, after thousands of middle-schoolers used the social media website to organize an unauthorized day off school, a court source said Wednesday.
“Fascism” was a much overused term 2001-09 by the Left. In 2010, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is accomplishing by dictatorial fiat what can’t be accomplished by legislation or through the courts: the heavy-handed and complete regulation of the Int
What’s the latest things bothering Democrats–including the President? Here’s a sample of what’s ended up in our email over the last few days–most of it used to try and raise money for Democrats and their causes.
WASHINGTON—In a move that will stoke a battle over the future of the Internet, the federal government plans to propose regulating broadband lines under decades-old rules designed for traditional phone networks. The decision, by Federal Communicati
In a move that will stoke a battle over the future of the Internet, the federal government plans to propose regulating broadband lines under decades-old rules designed for traditional phone networks. The decision, by Federal Communications Commission
For those who do not know what it is I am talking about: "A distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) occurs when multiple systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. These systems are comprom
The son of a Democratic Tennessee lawmaker was convicted Friday on two charges in the hacking of Sarah Palin's e-mail account while she campaigned on the Republican presidential ticket in 2008. The federal court jury reached its verdict against Da
Network managers are being urged to run a series of checks on their routers and firewalls to ensure their users will still be able to connect to internet sites in the wake of a major change to the internet's domain name system this week.
Millions of computer users are being duped in to installing software they think will protect them online but actually leaves their computer vulnerable to hackers
Net Neutrality is a proposal for the federal government to take ownership of internet service provided and owned by private corporations because they believe that they are the best at protecting freedom of speech. This ironic statement is sad when yo
Police broke into the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen and confiscated 4 computers and 2 servers, the tech blog reports. Gizmodo broke the news last week about Apple's next-generation iPhone, after paying a source who found it in a California bar
He gained the information from Google, including her date of birth, the postcode of her home, and where she had met her husband, Todd. He is accused of changing her password to "popcorn" and posting some of her email contents on the internet...
Sen. John McCain threw his support behind what appears to be the nation's stiffest immigration law in Arizona -- and even took it one step farther. McCain said undocumented immigrants are a threat to American citizens because they are intentionally c
Internet service providers become copyright cops encouraged to block access to suspected pirate Web sites. A section of the proposed digital copyright treaty says immunity from lawsuits would be granted Internet providers "disabling access" to
YouTube has recently begun removing videos that feature content from Constantin Films' 2004 film, Der Untergang ("Downfall"), despite the fact that many of these videos are parodies and thus constitute fair use of the material.
The government requests tool is rather sparse; it merely shows the number of requests [Google] has received from each country, and the types of the content it has been asked to remove. There are no further descriptions of the removed content.
A former college student charged with hacking Sarah Palin's e-mail account fears some jurors in heavily Republican East Tennessee could be dazzled when the conservative star testifies. The judge denies him all motions. He faces 50 years in jail.
185 voices from 12 countries join a choir that spans the globe: "Lux Aurumque," composed and conducted by Eric Whitacre, merges hundreds of tracks individually recorded and posted to YouTube. It's an astonishing illustration of how technology can con
Ever since Google disclosed in January that Internet intruders had stolen information from its computers, the exact nature and extent of the theft has been a closely guarded company secret. But a person with direct knowledge of the investigation now
Mehrens added the prosecutors' decision to drop the charges highlighted one of the "most slanted, biased investigations" he'd ever seen. "(Barnes) feels somewhat vindicated, but he feels they'll just keep going back and back to bring him to his knees