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EFF’s Guide to Protecting Electronic Devices and Data at the U.S. Border

from EFF.org Updates by marcia

Amid recent reports that security researchers have experienced difficulties at the United States border after traveling abroad, we realized that it’s been awhile since we last discussed how to safeguard electronic devices and digital information during border searches. So just in time for holiday travel and the 27th Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, here’s EFF’s guide for protecting your devices and sensitive data at the United States border.

EFF Tool Offers New Protection Against ‘Firesheep’

from EFF.org Updates by rebecca

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched a new version of HTTPS Everywhere, a security tool that offers enhanced protection for Firefox browser users against “Firesheep” and other exploits of webpage security flaws.

WikiLeaks Announces Release 7x the Size of the Iraq War Logs

from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder

WikiLeaks has announced an important release on its Twitter account, claiming it?ll be seven times bigger than the Iraq war logs, which are widely considered to be the biggest military leak in history.

Wikileaks: Defend Julian Assange

from OPEN ANTHROPOLOGY by Maximilian Forte

On Thursday 18th November 2010, @wikileaks said:

Why our editor-in-chief is busy and needs to be defended

Thursday, November 18, 2010

WIKILEAKS STAFF EDITORIAL

In October 2010 Julian Assange won the Sam Adams Award for Integrity. He has also been awarded the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award and the Economist Index on Censorship Award in 2008. It is important to remember that accolades such as these do not come without tremendous hard work.

A Brief History: 35 Years of Open Source Software | VOSPE

Tim Berners-Lee: Facebook could fragment web | Technology | guardian.co.uk

A bridge to the cloud: Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office now available to early testers

from Docs Blog by Google Docs

Cross posted on the Google Enterprise Blog

Tens of millions of people have moved to Google Docs because it?s 100% web: it provides real-time collaboration in the browser, with no software to install, manage or upgrade. Of course, we know that many more of you still use Microsoft Office, because until recently, there weren?t many tools to help you collaborate and share with others. Now there?s more choice.

Facebook Blogger Faces Court Martial In Egypt

from All Facebook by Jorge Cino

Ukraine: Social Media Play Crucial Role in Covering Anti-Tax Code Protests

from Global Voices Online by Tetyana Bohdanova

By Tetyana Bohdanova

On Nov. 22, several thousand Ukrainian entrepreneurs from different regions gathered in the center of Kyiv to protest against the new tax code approved by the Ukrainian Parliament last Thursday.

Obama Administration Targets Online Privacy

from Daily Bits by noemi

Protecting one?s privacy is perhaps one of the biggest issues that ?online dwellers? face today. With everyone and their mom spending a considerable amount of time online on a daily basis, it is inevitable for privacy issues to crop up left and right. We don?t even have to talk about Facebook, and privacy is already a big issue.

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