Downloadable Yahoo pdf describes their procedures for supplying law enforcement with information gleaned from their customers. Currently fourth entry on Crytome's index. Internet privacy? Not guaranteed by Yahoo.Read more »
Most of Moscow's ISPs blocked PirateBay's BitTorrent tracker. That forced me to thought about privacy, anonymity and freedom-related questions in Internet. And possible solutions to stay free and protected from moneyloving ISPs and their "rulers".Read more »
Anonymity and deniability in distributing information are two of the goals of the GNUnet project. At its heart, GNUnet is a mechanism to share content with others without revealing who generated the content or who accessed it. It also provides intermediate nodes in the network with the ability to deny knowledge of the contents of any traffic they forward because they are unable to decrypt it.Read more »
"For the last few years I had been working when time was available on what is called the GNU Telephony Secure Calling Initiative.This initiative was originally started specifically to make passive voice communication intercept a thing of the past using free software and public standards, and came out of ideas from and the work of the New York City civil liberties community and New York Fair Use inRead more »
At the first state party congress of the Berlin branch of the Pirate Party, the newly minted politicians fighting for Internet freedom are greeted by an onslaught of new members.Read more »
"We wish to change global legislation to facilitate the emerging information society, which is characterised by diversity and openness. We do this by requiring an increased level of respect for the citizens and their right to privacy, as well as reforms to copyright and patent law.Read more »
Time to get Tor working on Ubuntu Jaunty, the new release. I’ll be doing this on a pretty recent install. If you don’t know what Tor is, let me explain.Read more »
RMS: « The UK dropped its plan to set up a centralized big brother database to track all communications. Instead it will use a decentralized big brother database.Read more »
RMS: « A major Swedish ISP says it will cease to keep IP address records so that it cannot be used to inform on what its customers share. »Read more »
"American software freedom activist Richard Stallman, better known as the author of GNU General Public License, joined RT to give his comments on modern software copyright laws, and the risks of cyber sneaking. The interview is available in Ogg Theora format..."Read more »
If you want to understand what Skype actually is, it might help to picture an almighty telephone and mail company. This company can not only spy on your private conversations and has total control over them, but it also forces you to use it. It owns the telephone lines and all mail transportation and does not let other companies use them.Read more »
The whole concept of behaviour-based targeting of online advertising is guaranteed to kick up a privacy stink wherever it appears. When that place is Google, though, the stink could quickly become something of a shit-storm.Read more »
You say you have no secrets. Your life's an open book. You have nothing to hide. But still, do you really want to make it easy for Uncle Sam -- or anyone else for that matter -- to rifle through your contact lists, read your e-mails or monitor your cash flow? Probably not.
But privacy advocates say it's never been easier for the government to collect information about you.
"...Free access to information may sound like a plus when its free mp3s we're debating, but not such a plus when it's unrestricted government access to your phone lines. Eben Moglen is the first person in the free software movement I've heard admit and take ownership for the link between the two, and for this he gets major points..."Read more »