A while back The New Yorker asked Aaron Swartz to design an anonymous inbox to make it safer for whistle blowers to get their stories to journalists. The resulting system, called Strongbox, is now up and available for use.
Bruce Schneier writes in The Atlantic that the most important thing for us to do is refuse to be terrorized.
CISPA — the bill that would END our online privacy and violate the 4th Amendment — will go to a vote in the House on Thursday. We’re planning the largest online privacy protest in history to stop this bill. Can … Read More
In a kind of good news/bad news thing, a federal appeals court raised the standard for laptop searches at US borders while at the same time ruling the search in the case was acceptable under “reasonable suspicion” criteria. Borders have … Read More
The Justice Department has filed a brief in support of of a Maryland journalist who was arrested after photographing cops arresting two men. The brief argues that the Constitution protects the rights of citizens to photograph police in action in … Read More
Startup company Silent Circle introduced a “surveillance-proof” smartphone app last October that allows users to make calls and send texts securely. Now they’re introducing a data transfer app that will make sending files just as secure. Not only does the … Read More
Syria has four physical cables that connect it to the Internet, there’s no way that rebels could have simultaneously cut all of them.
Why Revolution Can’t Come to North Korea. If you woke up in North Korea tomorrow possessed by the desire to overthrow Kim Jong Un, your revolution would be over before it began. On a basic practical level, you would find … Read More