Fresh obfuscated Tor bridges are needed more than ever, since they are the only way for people to access Tor in some areas of the world (like China, Iran and Syria). But it is not the same as an exit node.Read more »
RMS writes on Canonical's controversial decision to forward local Ubuntu searches to third parties. One way or another there are big privacy implications.Read more »
If you belong to that group, that is, if any of the core principles of free software does not come into play in your decision to use or not use a software, the latest news about Skype should make you think twice about using it.Read more »
It's time all of us made a commitment to this basic data security. With full disk encryption all data is protected by default and prying officials at least have to jump through legal hoops before they can start casually thumbing through all your private data.Read more »
RMS: « The father of free software philosophy spoke to RT on evil developers, spying social networks, the almost-legitimacy of Anonymous hacks and the condition under which he would take a proprietary program and a million dollars. Stallman is the man behind the concept that every computer program must be free for users to study and modify as they want.Read more »
On Saturday October 1st, eight countries (the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Korea) signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Tokyo, Japan.Read more »
Draconian Australian Cybercrime Bill would allow the Attorney General to hand over Australian data to US security services on request, with no subsequent oversight on how long that data might be retained, or how it might be used.Read more »
That same data would also be available to civil litigants in private lawsuits--whether it's the RIAA trying to identify downloaders, a company trying to uncover and retaliate against an anonymous critic, or a divorce lawyer looking for dirty laundryRead more »
We launched our campaign on May 31, 2011 –and within days surpassed our goal of 100 new relays.Read more »
In the age of cloud computing, technology companies decide which programs users can load on to their smart phones, while Facebook sells personal data to other companies to use. Internet users need to swim against the stream if they want to protect their privacy.Read more »
rms calls our attention to the problems of many current commercial ebook distribution models. Ebooks have many advantages compared to books but they also have many disadvantages. Yet, none of the disadvantages are somehow inherent in ebooks. (The link is a PDF.)Read more »
The newly formed FreedomBox Foundation is seeking pledges. The idea of the Freedom Box is to decentralize servers to regain privacy and to make the network more resistant in order to secure political freedom. The page also contains links to the inspiring Eben Moglen speeches behind the concept.Read more »
This post is about what I think we have to watch out after Cablegate. [...] A lot is at stake and if we do not want our children to live in an even more Orwellian society then already we do, we have to do something about it.Read more »
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