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…

EU Prepares Guidelines to Force Google & Facebook to Police Piracy

EU Prepares Guidelines to Force Google & Facebook to Police Piracy By Andy In the current climate, creators and distributors are forced to play a giant game of whac-a-mole to limit the unlicensed spread of their content on the Internet. The way the law stands…

A computer tells your government you’re 91% gay. Now what?

A computer tells your government you’re 91% gay. Now what? By Rick Falkvinge A fascinating and horrifying new AI algorithm is able to predict your sexual orientation with 91% accuracy from five photographs of your face. According to the researchers, the human brain isn’t wired…