Anonymous raises $54,798 to start Your Anon News news site… EFF explains Who Really Opposes CISPA… Cyberculture roundup…

Anonymous raises $54,798 through Indiegogo to kick-start its dedicated news site for Your Anon News from The Next Web by Nick Summers     Who Really Opposes CISPA? from Updates by Rainey Reitman In a hearing earlier today on the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), Representative Mike Rogers dismissed the opposition … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: EFF: “Governments Still Present Biggest Threat to Open Internet”…Digital Battles continue over Gaza…

  Some Things Never Change: Governments Still Present Biggest Threat to Open Internet from Updates by Jillian C. York Some things change, but others stay the same. While the types of threats facing Internet users worldwide have diversified over the past few years, from targeted malware to distributed denial of service attacks, one thing … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Success of Microsoft?s security team, EFF campaigns on Open Wireless and Transparency and more…

Microsoft?s security team is killing it: Not one product on Kaspersky?s top 10 vulnerabilities list from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski EFF Launches New Transparency Project from Updates by Jennifer Lynch IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group Members Jailed from TorrentFreak by Ernesto September last year IMAGiNE stopped distributing new films via their private BitTorrent … Read more

EFF: 4 Simple Changes to Stop Online Tracking….

4 Simple Changes to Stop Online Tracking from Updates by Dan Auerbach Whoa, you aren’t browsing with Javascript, congratulations! You probably don’t need this tutorial, which will look broken for you. Just install an adblocker with a privacy/tracking protection list, block third-party cookies, block referers, and install HTTPS Everywhere. ***** The Pirate Bay ditches … Read more

Sarkozy seems to have meddled with Twitter, too… A cyberculture roundup

Twitter answers accusations of censorship for closing French anti-Sarkozy accounts from The Next Web by Anna Heim Did you know that the French President Nicolas Sarkozy had opened a Twitter account? Its opponents certainly do, as several parody and critical accounts have been suspended by Twitter over the last days, generatingaccusations of censorship. FCC: Cybersecurity … Read more

EFF states that Bloggers under fire all over the world…Western technology companies helping torturing dictators… A cyberculture roundup

EFF Unveils New Project: Bloggers Under Fire from Updates by jillian 2011 was by many accounts ?the year of the protester.?  From Tunisia to Oakland, activists took to the streets?and to social networks?to express themselves and their grievances.  But while many were successful in using online tools in their activism, others faced grave consequences. … Read more

EFF focuses on FBI’s next generation identification… and Americana roundup

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification: Bigger and Faster but Much Worse for Privacy from Updates by jlynch This week, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and several other organizations released documents from a FOIA lawsuit that expose the concerted efforts of the FBI and DHS to build a massive database of personal and biometric … Read more

by the way, Julian Assange declared: Facebook Is a Spy Machine. a cyberculture roundup

  Julian Assange: Facebook Is a Spy Machine [VIDEO] by Stan Schroeder WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange touched on the subject of social networking in an interview with Russia Today, calling Facebook ?the most appalling spy machine that has ever been invented.? Julian Assange: Facebook Is An Appalling Spy Machine from All Facebook by Nick O’Neill … Read more

Wikileaks resources…and more… EFF to Council of Europe: Ensure privacy, transparency, and freedom of expression in search engines….

Wikileaks Resources Wikileaks Resources 1. Wikileaks Events Calendar 2. Wikileaks Petitions 3. Support Wikileaks 4. Main Wikileaks Resources 5. Cablegate Resources 6. War Leaks 7. Frequent Falsehoods 8. Twitter Archive 9. Press Archive 10. Video Archive . . . Wikileaks Events Calendar (may take a minute to load) Please note, some events may be duplicated. … Read more

A report: The Use of Western Technologies by Middle East Censors, 2010-2011

  The Use of Western Technologies by Middle East Censors, 2010-2011 from Berkman Center Newsfeed by syoung The Berkman Center is pleased to share a new report from the OpenNet Initiative (ONI): West Censoring East: The Use of Western Technologies by Middle East Censors, 2010-2011 The report analyzes the use of American and Canadian-made tools … Read more

by the way, WikiLeaks Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize!

WikiLeaks Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik A member of the Parliament of Norway says he has nominated WikiLeaks for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. Snorre Valen, a member of the Socialist Left party, announced his decision to nominate the whistle-blowing organization on his blog. A Nobel Peace Prize for Assange? … Read more

EFF’s trend watch reports on global internet censorship, social networking privacy and more…

Online Censorship Grows in 2010, Showing Power of Netizens from MediaShift Despite some good PR for online freedom this year, online censorship grew and became more subtle in 2010. Online propaganda remains strong within countries like China and Iran, where media censorship is everywhere and the governments have mastered online censorship tools. These countries are … Read more

“Cohen, Fanning, Johansen and Frankel: Four horsemen of the information apocalypse

Bram Cohen Justin Frankel Jon Lech Johansen Shawn Fanning Four horsemen of the information apocalypse: Cohen, Fanning, Johansen and Frankel from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Time magazine’s Lev Grossman’s got a great profile of four authors of notorious software tools that formed the nexus of the last 12 years of copyright cold-wars: Bram Cohen … Read more

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

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