Nation-State Hacking: 2017 in Review

Nation-State Hacking: 2017 in Review By Eva Galperin If 2016 was the year government hacking went mainstream, 2017 is the year government hacking played the Super Bowl halftime show. It’s not Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear making headlines. This week, the Trump administration publicly attributed…

The Year the Open Internet Came Under Siege: 2017 Year in Review

The Year the Open Internet Came Under Siege: 2017 Year in Review By Ernesto Falcon The fight between the Federal Communications Commission’s choice to abandon the principles of net neutrality and the majority of Americans started early in 2017 and continued into the very last…

Appeals Court’s Disturbing Ruling Jeopardizes Protections for Anonymous Speakers

Appeals Court’s Disturbing Ruling Jeopardizes Protections for Anonymous Speakers By sophia A federal appeals court has issued an alarming ruling that significantly erodes the Constitution’s protections for anonymous speakers—and simultaneously hands law enforcement a near unlimited power to unmask them. The Ninth Circuit’s decision in…

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…