from TorrentFreak by Ernesto
Founded in 2006, the Pirate party movement has scored some big and small victories over the years.
After months of activist agitation and a crushing disappointment from the cowards in the House of Representatives, the US senate has effectively killed CISPA, a sweeping Internet surveillance proposal. This is astoundingly great news! But CISPA died once before, and came back from the dead, and it will not likely stay dead this time around either. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance, etc etc etc:
from Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
from The Official Google Blog by Emily Wood
Three years ago when we launched the Transparency Report, we said we hoped it would shine some light on the scale and scope of government requests for censorship and data around the globe. Today, for the seventh time, we?re releasing new numbers showing requests from governments to remove content from our services. From July to December 2012, we received 2,285 government requests to remove 24,179 pieces of content?an increase from the 1,811 requests to remove 18,070 pieces of content that we received during the first half of 2012.
Report: Obama Officials Authorized New ?Cybersecurity? Warrantless Surveillance Program, Fresh Immunity Given to ISPs
from EFF.org Updates by Trevor Timm
Yesterday, in a disturbing report published on CNET, new documents obtained by EPIC reveal that Obama administration officials have authorized a new government program involving the interception of communications on Internet service providers, including AT&T?one of the key players in the NSA warrantless wiretapping program.
from open Democracy News Analysis – by Geert Lovink
Instead of polemical cowboy columns, a systematic approach around key concepts and underlying traditions (such as libertarianism) could have a more devastating effect on the study of the internet and its political and social potential.
by Reflection Cafe
New Left Review 80
PayPal president is fascinated by Bitcoin, says company is ?thinking about? including the virtual currency
from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski
from Oxford Internet Institute – Blogs
Policy and Internet Blog on 22 April 2013 at 14:32PM
Despite the growing ubiquity and connectivity of the consumer devices and other objects that make up the ?Internet of Things?, very little is understood about the likely social impacts of the technology. Jeremy Crump is chair of the BCS Internet of Things working group and a Director at Cisco Systems. In February 2013 he chaired a joint