LAST WEEKThe Intercept published a package of stories on the U.S. drone program, drawing on a cache of secret government documents leaked by an intelligence community whistleblower. The available evidence suggests that one of the documents, a study titled “ISR Support to Small Footprint CT Operations — Somalia/Yemen,” was produced for the Defense Department in 2013 by consultants from IBM. If you look at just one classified PowerPoint presentation this year, I recommend you make it this one.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, also known as the federal anti-hacking statute, has been used to prosecute a growing list of non-hacking behavior.
Founded in 2006 by Rick Falkvinge, the Pirate party movement has scored some significant victories over the years.
The greatest success is the continuing presence in the European Parliament, but in Iceland the local Pirate Party is writing history as well.
Crack open a Club-Mate and raise a glass to strong crypto. There’s reason to celebrate.
Today, the 100,000th person signed our petition calling on President Obama to reject compelled backdoors in our communications.
The campaign, hosted at SaveCrypto.org, uses the White House’s We the People API to feed signatures into a petition hosted on Obama’s preferred petition platform. The campaign was the work of over 40 nonprofits and tech companies, including Access Now, Fight for the Future, OpenMedia, Mozilla, Sum of Us, Twitter, Google, and DropBox. President Obama has promised to respond to any petition that gets 100,000 signatures within 30 days. v