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Court Fails to Protect Privacy of Whistleblower's Email

http://www.eff.org

This court decision should provide a wake-up call for all those planning to store documents in the so-called "cloud".

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EU Authorities: Implementation of Net Surveillance Directive Is Unlawful

http://www.eff.org

In a landmark announcement issued today, the data protection officials across the European Union found that the way that EU Member States have implemented the data retention obligations in the 2006 EU Data Retention Directive is unlawful.

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EFF Urges Court to Block Dragnet Subpoenas Targeting Online Commenters

http://www.eff.org

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) this week served a motion to quash dragnet subpoenas that put privacy and anonymity at risk for the operators of dozens of Internet blogs and potentially hundreds of commenters.

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Scroogle has been blocked

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"We regret to announce that our Google scraper may have to be permanently retired, thanks to a change at Google. It depends on whether Google is willing to restore the simple interface that we've been scraping since Scroogle started five years ago. Actually, we've been using that interface for scraping since Google-Watch.org began in 2002."

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Free software: phase two

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Free software is ubiquitous. It runs everywhere on (almost) everything. The question that dominated most of the discussions at the Libre Planet Conference in Boston about a week ago is what now? How can the community capitalize on its achievements to make the movement more inclusive and reconceive the relationship between free software and privacy?

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Choose your future: free software, or masking tape on your kid's webcam

http://www.fsf.org

Appalled by the Lower Merion School District's remote monitoring of students? Help the Free Software Foundation build a wiki database of school districts that provide students with laptops, so that we can campaign against mandatory, proprietary laptops.

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Interview: Eben Moglen - Freedom vs. The Cloud Log

http://www.h-online.com

Free software has won: practically all of the biggest and most exciting Web companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter run on it. But it is also in danger of losing, because those same services now represent a huge threat to our freedom as a result of the vast stores of information they hold about us, and the in-depth surveillance that implies.

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Whistleblower site Cryptome.org shut down by Microsoft over leaked surveillance doc

http://www.boingboing.net

Network Solutions shut off the lights in response to a DMCA notice, after Cryptome published a 22-page Microsoft document outlining how the company stores private user data in its web-connected servers. The document also explains how government agencies can access that personal data.

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Freedom businesses protect privacy

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Few presentations at conferences in the coming years will manage to combine the intellectual depth and delivery skills shown by Eben Moglen in this penetrating analysis of privacy and technology. Moglen poses an important question; namely, what will be the most successful intelligence organizations of the 21st century?

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"Freedom In the Cloud: Software Freedom, Privacy, and Security for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing."

http://www.softwarefreedom.org

Everyone wants a piece of you these days: Google, Facebook, Flickr, Apple, AT&T, Bing. They'll give you free e-mail, free photo storage, free web hosting, even a free date. They just want to listen in.

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Europe to Begin Digital Privacy Overhaul

http://www.esecurityplanet.com

A top European official has announced plans to begin a major overhaul of European Union privacy laws, saying that the existing framework has failed to keep pace with technological innovation.

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EFF Reveals How Your Digital Fingerprint Makes You Easy to Track

http://www.webmonkey.com

Think that turning off cookies and turning on private browsing makes you invisible on the web? Think again.

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Google Attacks Highlight the Importance of Surveillance Transparency

http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com

It shouldn't surprise us that systems built to give law enforcement access to private communications could become vectors for malicious attacks. ... the culture of secrecy that increasingly surrounds our government's domestic spying programs not only undermines the rule of law, it's a danger to national security as well.

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EFF Sues Feds Over Social Network Surveillance

http://www.internetnews.com

Has the federal government overreached in tapping social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter to investigate possible criminal activity? The non-profit civil liberties' group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) doesn't know, but it's filed suit to find out the scope of the government's investigations.

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51 Open Source Tools to Protect Your Identity

http://itmanagement.earthweb.com

...we've compiled a list of 51 open source apps that can help protect your identity. Some of these fit into traditional security categories, like anti-spam, anti-virus, and firewalls. Others, like browsers, e-mail, and PDF tools, we've included in this list because they include encryption or other security features that can help you protect yourself.

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