The killing of history

The killing of history By Reporting from New York, John Pilger describes the re-writing of the history of the Vietnam War in the 10-part television series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Millions died "in good faith", they say. And so yet more wars are…

The Cybercrime Convention’s New Protocol Needs to Uphold Human Rights

The Cybercrime Convention’s New Protocol Needs to Uphold Human Rights By danny As part of an ongoing attempt to help law enforcement obtain data across international borders, the Council of Europe’s Cybercrime Convention— finalized in the weeks following 9/11, and ratified by the United States…

A Sense of Proportion

A Sense of Proportion By craig The Establishment is fast losing its grip on the loyalty of the populace. That decline in the respect of the population for their masters has coincided with the rise of the importance of the internet and social media, and…

HTML5 DRM finally makes it as an official W3C Recommendation

HTML5 DRM finally makes it as an official W3C Recommendation By Peter Bright Enlarge (credit: Floyd Wilde) The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the industry body that oversees development of HTML and related Web standards, has today published the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) specification as…

Avast! There’s malware in that CCleaner software update

Avast! There’s malware in that CCleaner software update By Sean Gallagher Enlarge A software package update for a Windows utility product distributed by antivirus vendor Avast has been spreading an unsavory surprise: a malware package that could allow affected computers to be remotely accessed or…