European Digital Rights has created a free, CC-licensed kids’ booklet about privacy called Digital Defenders.

How Israel Became a Hub for Surveillance Technology

In 1948, the year Israel was founded, the Mer Group was established as a metal workshop.

Today it’s a much different company. It operates a dozen subsidiaries and employs 1,200 people in over 40 countries, selling wireless infrastructure, software for public transit ticketing systems, wastewater treatment, and more. But at the ISDEF Expo, an event held last June to show off Israeli technology to potential buyers from foreign security forces, the Mer Group’s representatives were only promoting one thing: surveillance products sold by the company’s security division.

Content creators and distributors rarely appreciate their content being distributed without permission and frequently enrol government bodies and law enforcement to help crack down on the practice.

While there have been many crackdowns across Europe, Spain has traditionally had a poor record when it comes to enforcing IP rights. However, in recent years that position has changed somewhat, with various actions against pirate sites alongside a tightening of legislation.


Donald Trump has a propensity for spouting off at the mouth, especially on Twitter. At this point, that statement should surprise no one. In fact, it’s one of the most oft-mentioned reasons his followers love him — he lacks the filter of previous presidential candidates.

The cyber-war on WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks is not only influencing the US elections, but transforming the US elections – as they should have been from the very beginning – into a global debate.

Srećko Horvat & Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London – Sunshine Press Publications. All rights reserved.When the ruling class is in panic, their first reaction is to hide the panic.


DeepMind is now capable of teaching itself based on information it already possesses. In a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, Alphabet’s hybrid system — called a Differential Neural Computer (DNC) — uses the existing data storage capacity of conventional computers while pairing it with smart AI and a neural net capable of quickly parsing it. “These models can learn from examples like neural networks, but they can also store complex data like computers,” wrote DeepMind researchers Alexander Graves and Greg Wayne. Much like the brain, the neural network uses an interconnected series of nodes to stimulate specific centers needed to…

Spanish Police Arrest Their First Ever eBook Pirate

Content creators and distributors rarely appreciate their content being distributed without permission and frequently enrol government bodies and law enforcement to help crack down on the practice.

While there have been many crackdowns across Europe, Spain has traditionally had a poor record when it comes to enforcing IP rights. However, in recent years that position has changed somewhat, with various actions against pirate sites alongside a tightening of legislation.

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