Obama Can Still Boost Transparency, Accountability Before Trump Takes Office

Obama Can Still Boost Transparency, Accountability Before Trump Takes Office By Kate Tummarello There are fewer than 60 days until President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in, but President Barack Obama can still take steps to improve transparency—and therefore government accountability. In a letter to the…

Akamai on the Record KrebsOnSecurity Attack

Akamai on the Record KrebsOnSecurity Attack By BrianKrebs Internet infrastructure giant Akamai last week released a special State of the Internet report. Normally, the quarterly accounting of noteworthy changes in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks doesn’t delve into attacks on specific customers. But this latest Akamai…

Under new law, UK could force ISPs to block Reddit

Under new law, UK could force ISPs to block Reddit By Caleb Chen The UK government will soon have the power to block any website that doesn’t properly verify your age with a piece of private, personally identifiable information such as your social media account,…

Privacy is the only working antidote against echo chambers

Privacy is the only working antidote against echo chambers By Rick Falkvinge Echo chambers are causing real harm to developing a coherent discourse in any subject, but those echo chambers all depend on identity. Replace the identity with privacy, and the echo chamber cannot function,…

Nvidia has made your GPU the newest spying device in your PC

Nvidia has made your GPU the newest spying device in your PC By Tyson O’Ham The newest Windows driver update from graphics silicon manufacturer nVidia comes with more than just game optimizations and bug-fixes (and disappointingly little of those at that.) If you have an…

Copyright Office Sets Trap for Unwary Website Owners

Copyright Office Sets Trap for Unwary Website Owners By Elliot Harmon Making Safe Harbors Expire Is Dangerous and Unnecessary Under a new rule from the Copyright Office, website owners could be exposed to massive risk of copyright liability simply for neglecting to submit an online…

Mass surveillance at public gatherings is why we need oversight policies

Mass surveillance at public gatherings is why we need oversight policies By Camille Ochoa You probably don’t expect the government to log and track your personally identifying information, despite having broken no laws, just because you attended an event at the fairgrounds. That would be…