Nov 082014

Waking up in the morning is challenging enough for some of us.  Waking up to discover all the content of your blog is gone and seemingly unrecoverable is even more challenging. Unfortunately, Hostgator’s support was inundated with support tickets due to another issue they had last week, and it was quite a while before they […]

Sep 192014
Tell Governor Brown: No Warrantless Drones For California Cops

Parker Higgins of EFF writes: An important California bill that would require warrants for law enforcement use of drones is currently sitting on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that Gov. Brown will sign AB 1327, which passed the California legislature this August. EFF has long held that a warrant requirement is an essential […]

Sep 152014

From EFF: In the week leading up the first year anniversary of the 13 Necessary and Proportionate Principles, EFF and the coalition behind the 13 Principles will be conducting a Week of Action explaining some of the key guiding principles for surveillance law reform. Every day, we’ll take on a different part of the principles, […]

Aug 272014

From EFF: Atlanta – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), sci-fi blog io9, and a coalition of fan communities are launching “Project Secret Identity,” a cosplay photo campaign to raise awareness of the importance of anonymity and privacy during the annual pop culture convention Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 29 – Sept. 1. The campaign, online […]

Aug 272014

Learn how police and intelligence agencies can access your data, and how the law (might) protect you! Hackers, attorneys, and concerned citizens are all welcome. Jonathan Mayer of Stanford will be offering a free online course on surveillance law. Here’s the Syllabus: I. Introduction We will begin with a brief overview of how surveillance fits […]

Aug 092014

From the FTC: The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agenda for its upcoming workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” taking place at 8 a.m. on Sept. 15 in Washington, D.C. “Big data” is used to refer to advancing technologies that are dramatically expanding the commercial collection, analysis, use, and storage of […]

Jun 182014

Nadia Kayyali writes: The NSA may seem like an intimidating giant, but it has a serious Achilles’ heel— the enormous budget it claims from taxpayer dollars every year. While change to the actual words of the laws that govern NSA surveillance seems to be a difficult task, a group of representatives have decided to take the battle to […]