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 »
In this video Richard Stallman talks about surveillance and being controlled on the Internet.Read more »
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"Surveillance, censorship, restrictive data formats and software-as-a-service threatened the freedom of IT users, GNU founder and free software activist Richard Stallman claimed..."Read more »
Call for Participation — Cyber-Surveillance in Everyday Life: An international workshop — May 12-15, 2011, University of Toronto, Canada —Read more »
"The OpenNet Initiative is proud to release its 2009 Year in Review, a look into instances of filtering, surveillance, and information warfare around the world in 2009 [...] The OpenNet Initiative estimates that at the end of 2009, 32% of all Internet users were accessing a filtered version of the Internet."Read more »
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.Read more »
The legislation is aimed at giving Swedish police and domestic intelligence the power to automatically intercept internet traffic that passes through Sweden.Read more »
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.Read more »
Richard M. Stallman talk: «Christchurch, New Zealand - A1 Lecture Theatre (Arts block), University of Canterbury, Ilam. To make a digital society worthy of being included in, we must overcome six menaces to freedom: surveillance, censorship, restricted data formats, proprietary software, software as a service, and the War on Sharing.»Read more »
"Did you know that Richard Stallman was interviewed by Kim Hill on Saturday? I missed it but ended up listening to the podcast yesterday.Read more »
"...The JUSTICE Act would also repeal the immunity for telecom giants that illegally asssisted in the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping porgram. This would restore the rule of law and allow EFF’s suit against AT&T to continue so that the courts can do their job and rule on the legality of the surveillance..."Read more »
RMS Speech: « To make a digital society worthy of being included in, we must overcome six menaces to freedom: surveillance, censorship, restricted data formats, proprietary software, software as a service, and the War on Sharing. »Read more »