In the wake of the terrorist attack in the UK, government officials are demanding that encrypted services contain backdoors.
There’s been numerous developments recently over the battle for privacy. UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that all encrypted communications must either have a government backdoor or banned. The US President, Barack Obama, agreed saying that governments shouldn’t be impeded by encryption. Newly leaked documents suggest that EU officials are also on board.
By Drew Wilson Mega was able to open with a bang as an untold number of users rushed to create accounts on opening day – so much so that the traffic ultimately brought down the website for about 48 hours for some users. Now that the website is up and running, some are criticizing the […]
A developer for encrypted chat application “Cryptocat” has recently claimed that he was detained and interrogated at the US border. Apparently, border guards took his passport and interrogated him about the application, demanding to know “which algorithms Cryptocat used and about its censorship resistance.”
Was the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) a national security risk in 2008? According to one letter sent by the Department of Homeland Security, it potentially was.
We are now over half way through reading through and analyzing Canada’s latest copyright reform bill. While there have been many interesting ideas (many of which are, unsurprisingly, controversial), we haven’t gotten through all of the bill yet. We continue with the second half of the legislation.
The Irish Independent has reported on new revelations by the Irish government that 80 unencrypted laptops along with USB sticks and blackberries were either lost or stolen in the last five years.
When it comes to WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization), there’s plenty of publicity for it to go around – some good, but more bad.
The Freenet Project, which is dedicated to developing anonymizing P2P technology to promote free speech, has received a $15,000 donation from one of the founding members of the online rights group EFF.