Microsoft Wins Major Privacy Victory for Data Held Overseas

Microsoft Wins Major Privacy Victory for Data Held Overseas By Jenna McLaughlin In a landmark decision, decision, an appellate court ruled Thursday that the U.S. government could not obtain personal data held overseas by issuing a domestic warrant. Microsoft appealed an earlier ruling in the…

Digital Rights Advocates Call for Investigation Around W3C’s DRM Extension

Digital Rights Advocates Call for Investigation Around W3C’s DRM Extension By Chris Brook Digital rights advocates are again pleading with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to reconsider standardizing DRM in Encrypted Media Extensions, a draft specification that would ultimately feed into HTML 5. July…

MIT Anonymity Network Riffle Promises Efficiency, Security

MIT Anonymity Network Riffle Promises Efficiency, Security By Chris Brook Riffle, a new anonymity network concocted by MIT researchers, can guarantee anonymity among a large group of users, as long as there’s one honest server. July 13, 2016 at 06:39PM via Threatpost | The first…

VPN Provider PIA Exits Russia After Server Seizures

VPN Provider PIA Exits Russia After Server Seizures By Andy In a digital world where surveillance and privacy invasions are becoming more commonplace, increasing numbers of Internet users are improving their online security. As a result, in recent years there has been an explosion in…

Dangerous Trend in U.S. Courts May Have Consequences For Online Speech

Dangerous Trend in U.S. Courts May Have Consequences For Online Speech By Jamie Williams One of our most valuable tools for protecting freedom of expression and innovation on the Internet—a law that shields websites and other Internet service providers from being held responsible for content…

Senate Still Considering Giving FBI More Power to Spy on Browser History

Senate Still Considering Giving FBI More Power to Spy on Browser History By Andrew Crocker and Shahid Buttar Despite strong opposition in Congress and from the grassroots, the FBI is still pushing to expand its National Security Letter (NSL) authority. The proposed amendments would allow…