Chelsea Manning Could Face Additional Punishment for Her Suicide Attempt

Chelsea Manning Could Face Additional Punishment for Her Suicide Attempt By Murtaza Hussain U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning tried to kill herself on July 5 in her cell at Fort Leavenworth military prison. Now, military officials are considering filing charges in connection to the suicide attempt that…

China will start prohibiting ad blocking on September 1st

China will start prohibiting ad blocking on September 1st By Caleb Chen The ad blocking industry is facing a stark challenge from the Chinese government. China’s new Internet Advertising laws includes wording that explicitly prohibits “tampering with or blocking other businesses’ advertisements.” The “Internet Advertising…

Onlinecensorship.org Launches in Spanish

Onlinecensorship.org Launches in Spanish By Kimberly Carlson We are excited to announce that Onlinecensorship.org, a joint project of EFF and Visualizing Impact, is now available in Spanish. Onlinecensorship.org seeks to expose how social media sites moderate user-generated content. By launching the platform in the second-most…

Deep Dive: EFF’s New Wordlists for Random Passphrases

Deep Dive: EFF’s New Wordlists for Random Passphrases By Joseph Bonneau Randomly-generated passphrases offer a major security upgrade over user-chosen passwords. Estimating the difficulty of guessing or cracking a human-chosen password is very difficult. It was the primary topic of my own PhD thesisand remains…

Press freedom threats in the US prompt writers to sign petition

Press freedom threats in the US prompt writers to sign petition By Roy Greenslade With journalists under pressure in countries across the world, it is important for democratic countries to safeguard press freedom in their own backyards Press freedom is essential to democracy. You cannot…

Start at the Top

Start at the Top By (Dr. Neal Krawetz) Every now and then I write about the problems with TOR. For example: 2010: TOR does not provide protection when you’re on a hostile network. 2012: TOR does not provide everything needed to be anonymous. 2014: Why…

A History of Media Control and Media Blackouts in Coups d’Etat

A History of Media Control and Media Blackouts in Coups d’Etat By Rick Falkvinge With the information disarray coming out of Turkey during the (seemingly failed) military coup, we see the same pattern of attempting to control media as we’ve seen for the past 500…