The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soonRead more »
The Pirate Bay announced that in future parts of its site could be hosted on GPS controlled drones. This is an important step to freedom on the internet and should be announced.Read more »
Stefan Molyneux from Freedomain Radio hits the nail on the head again. And he does it with class, common sense and comedy. Five ways your government can help Africa, pretty much by staying home.Read more »
t’s a scary thought, having the Internet forcibly shut off for you. But it’s just what some Fortune 500 companies and government agencies could face as the Federal Bureau of Investigation tries to get rid of an extremely malicious computer virus...Read more »
The Canadian Government is set to enact the Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act which will mark the return of "lawful access" within a single legislative package. This will require the disclosure of customer information by ISPs without court oversight, force ISPs to institute real-time surveillance of their customer and allow for law enforcement to obtain that information with or without a warrant. The bill set to pass is bill C-30.Read more »
Cyberspace's most famous activist, Julian Assange, is launching his own talkshow, to be broadcast on RT. The program, written and hosted by the founder of whistle-blowing site Wikileaks, will focus on his favorite topic: controversy.Read more »
When sites like Wikipedia and Reddit banded together for a major blackout January 18th, the impact was felt all the way to Washington D.C. The blackout had lawmakers running from the controversial anti-piracy legislation, SOPA and PIPA, which critics said threatened freedom of speech online.
Unfortunately for free-speech advocates, these pieces of legislation are not the only laws which threaten an open internet.
Few people have heard of ACTARead more »
Mixtape mecca and openair piracy expo Megaupload has a serious problem: it's just been shut down by the feds. The feds. And they didn't even need SOPA!
Hackers strike back
[NB: you need the Google translator tool (http://translate.google.com/) to translate this from Swedish to English] When SOPA have caused an internet strike, the EU plans for even more internet censorship. Libertarian activist and chief of staff for the Swedish Pirate Party in the European parlament in Bruxelles, Henrik Alexandersson, have written this report.Read more »
The statement comes down from none other than MPAA Chairman and former Senator from Connecticut Chris Dodd:
It is an irresponsible response and a disservice to people who rely on them for information and use their services. It is also an abuse of power given the freedoms these companies enjoy in the marketplace today. It's a dangerous and troubling development when the platforms that serve as gateways to information intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests.Read more »
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