It's been exactly one year since the Guardian published the first story exposing NSA surveillance on a scale that was, 366 days ago, still unimaginable. The news broke right in the middle of the Personal Democracy Forum last year, an annual technology and politics conference held at NYU's Skirball C ... More >>
As you're likely aware by now, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is deeply unhappy with Airbnb, which allows you a quick, easy way to sleep in stranger's houses. Earlier this year, Airbnb helped a New York host named Nigel Warren win an appeal against a $2,400 fine from the city for ... More >>
Restore the Fourth was born on Reddit in early June, shortly after revelations about the depth and breadth of the NSA's surveillance programs became international news. Less than a month later, a subreddit dedicated to the movement counts more than 20,000 subscribers, and can take credit for coordin ... More >>
A year ago Sunday, Congress shelved the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Act after millions of concerned Internet users expressed outrage over a bill they believed threatened the freedom of the Internet. The most memorable of those expressions of outrage against SOPA came a year ago Fri ... More >>
A Manhattan judge today ruled against Twitter, arguing that it had to turn over a protester's tweets to prosecutors, without the account user's consent and without a warrant. When we last checked in on the case of Malcolm Harris, a writer at The New Inquiry and one of 700 people arrested on the Bro ... More >>
If you own an open WiFi connection, you might have worried whether you're liable for any copyright infringement taking place on that network -- even if you didn't do it. In a ruling that has caught the attention of lawmakers and attorneys worldwide, a Finnish court just ruled that owners of open Wi ... More >>
In the latest round of Congress v. internet, the House of Representatives voted 248-168 Thursday in favor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The measure would encourage companies such as Facebook to freely share your info with law enforcement agencies if you seem like a "cyber th ... More >>
The hated revenge-porn profiteer says he wants to teach a lesson with his web site. How long before the 26-year-old learns one himself?
viaBank of America has announced it will no longer process transactions for the website WikiLeaks, which trades in the release of secret government documents. WikiLeaks has teased coming after a financial institution next and in a 2009 interview founder Julian Assange mentioned "sitting on fi ... More >>
Credit: Kyle T. Webster The outrageous behavior of Amazon, Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal directed at WikiLeaks represents a much greater threat to America than any of the alleged security breaches from Julian Assange. These companies moved to cut off WikiLeaks' ability to collect donations and dist ... More >>
After his first year, Obama shows his true face
Political aggregator site Indymedia.us was served with a subpoena by the U.S. Attorney in Indianapolis demanding the IP addresses of all the site's readers, along with a order not to reveal the existence of the subpoena.
Thanks to Bush and Obama, the National Security Agency now knows more about you
It’s high noon for the Bush Administration’s program of wireless wiretapping. The administration is currently in secret negotiations with the House of Representatives over the issue of legal immunity for telecom companies that cooperated with legally dubious wiretaps. A new book by New York Tim ... More >>
A judge who came out of the civil rights movement teaches Bush the Constitution.
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Unlimited supply, EMI, there is no reason why, if the label sues there's sure to be a fight
Dean Finds That Courting Blogocrats Means Answering Tough Questions
The Pentagon's Plan for Tracking Everything That Moves
The Music Industry Makes Peace With Big Softwareat Dial-Up Speed
A Free-Speech Infringement That's Worse Than Censorship
Haste Could Lay Waste to Liberty
Cyber-libertarians, Technologists, and Congress Wrangle Over Electronic Privacy Issues During Wartime
Fate of Hackers Hero Now in Judges Hands
When Movie Moguls Wage War to Protect Copyright, the First Amendment Ends Up on the Cutting Room Floor
Are the Hackers Unfairly Prosecuted?
The Motion Picture Association Shuts Down Crypto Research
Lawsuit Dropping Follows Holiday Shopping at eToys
Digital Graffiti or Communication Breakthrough?
Can the global village be saved from monotony?
Does free speech suffer in the aftermath of terrorism?
Did the thought police kill a Web site?