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EFF Resigns From W3C Over New Web DRM

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is resigning from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) over its decision to standardise HTML5 DRM. The W3C made Encrypted Media Extensions ...

September 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm by
EFF Calls Google's Stance on Neo-Nazis 'Dangerous'

EFF Calls Google’s Stance on Neo-Nazis ‘Dangerous’

There is much discussion about the freedom of speech in the US after the far right demonstrations at Charlottsville, Virginia. The events led to violent clashes and the death ...

August 20, 2017 at 11:38 pm by

W3C Approves DRM for HTML5

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published a working draft proposing use of Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). EME is effectively a set of digital rights management ...

March 7, 2017 at 10:01 pm by

Internet-Connected Home PCs Not Private Says US Court

Home computer users should have no expectation of privacy if their system is connected to the internet, a federal judge from the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled. The ...

June 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm by

Obama Would Veto ‘Anti-Net Neutrality Bill”

The power to veto something is a strong one, and many governments have the power in place for specific reasons. Though rarely used it can often be what makes or breaks a law ...

April 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

WordPress Enables Free HTTPS Connections to Custom Domains

WordPress is a free, open source content management system, typically used for blogs and quick makeshift websites. While it’s nice to have your own content, you want to ...

April 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm by

EFF Seek Fees For Patent Case Over Online Photo Contests

We’ve all seen the competitions you can enter online, ranging from entering a competition on a forum to having to create and upload a piece of work. A common type of ...

April 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm by

LARPing Company Sued Then Silenced

In the past, there have been cases where people have attempted to use the law to manipulate and control people’s choices. From the recent case of the hoverboard company ...

February 22, 2016 at 10:00 am by

T-Mobiles Binge On Service Throttles Connections To Video Sites

T-Mobile recently announced a new service in which customers would be allowed to stream unlimited video without it counting against their data limits. The problem being, ...

January 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm by

Online Digital JPEG images May Soon Be Subject To DRM

Oh what fresh hell is this? If you thought the pitfalls of DRM (Digital Rights Management) had finally dawned on the tech industry, then well no, no it has not. Considering ...

October 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

Hammer Comes Down on the Podcasting Patent Troll Personal Audio

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just invalidated claims made by Personal Audio, the long time podcast patent troll. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) led the ...

April 12, 2015 at 9:58 pm by

New CISPA Regulations Could Classify Netflix as a “Cybersecurity Threat”

It appears that a new cybersecurity bill currently going through the Senate is considered too ‘broad’ and would grant ISPs the liberty to limit streaming ...

June 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm by

Microsoft Says “NO” to FBI Request Regarding Customer Data

Microsoft reportedly revealed to the public that its privacy policy has priority and it is not willing to make any exceptions. Such is the case where the company allegedly ...

May 26, 2014 at 2:23 am by

Lavabit Encryption Key Ruling By U.S Government Is Unconstitutional State Attorneys

When the FBI demanded that Lavabit hand over the site’s SSL keys so they could access all user data the site owner Ladar Levison refused to cooperate and faced legal ...

October 26, 2013 at 10:42 am by

Restore The Fourth Plan New Protest For October 26th

If you live in the USA and are worried about your online privacy and data protection rights then chances are that you’ve already heard of the civil activist movement ...

September 8, 2013 at 11:20 am by


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