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Join the Internet Defense League

Internet Defense League Inspired by fruitful virtual protests against the SOPA and PIPA online piracy bills, Internet activists have united their forces and formed an organization to protect the web from “bad laws and monopolies.” The idea of an Internet Defense League was first suggested by Tiffiniy Cheng, the head of the …

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100,000 Hungarians rally against ‘internet tax’

Hungary Internet Tax

One hundred thousand protesters have marched in Budapest against a plan by the Hungarian government to tax internet use from 2015. Tuesday’s rally, the second in three days, also showed growing discontent among mostly younger citizens against Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s policies centralising power and increasing the role of the …

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Russia imposes draconian law onto bloggers

Russia bloggers law

President Vladimir Putin has signed a law tightening the Russian government’s already strong hold on the internet. Earlier this week, Putin officially passed what’s become known as the “bloggers law,” which requires popular internet writers to follow rules normally reserved for larger media outlets. Under it, any blogger with more …

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Australia’s NSA (ASIO) seeks spy access to global internet

Australia George Orwell

New national security legislation designed to make it easy for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to tap, access, and disrupt target and third-party computers and networks is so broad that it could in effect give ASIO access to every computer on the internet, according to legal experts. Attorney-General George …

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Australia passes tyrannical internet laws

Game of Thrones Australia internet laws pirating policing medieval

Ostensibly designed to stop you illegally downloading new episodes of Game of Thrones, they may have far broader implications for online freedoms. On Monday afternoon, Labor and Coalition senators voted together to wave through legislation rolling out a new Australian internet filter. The law is intended to stop the circumvention …

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Elon Musk plans to bring the internet into space

SpaceX CRS-5 Dragon

The SpaceX CEO wants to build a satellite network high above Earth that would speed up the Internet and bring access to underserved communities. And he’ll use the profits to help colonize Mars. Elon Musk, the man who’s determined to move our civilization to Mars, will also tackle creating an …

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Australia to create internet tax to fund spying on citizens

Stop spying

The Australian government is pushing to implement a ”surveillance tax” on the people of the country in order to pay for a mandate that would see communications companies retaining data on customers for two years. In a disturbing development that should serve as a warning to Americans, the Australian Attorney-General …

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MegaNet: Kim Dotcom’s plan for uncensored, people-powered internet

Kim Dotcom MegaNet

Kim Dotcom‘s dream of a people-powered, censorship-resistant Internet will rely on the goodwill of supporters to get off the ground. In an announcement this morning, the entrepreneur confirmed that his MegaNet project will seek equity via a crowd-funding campaign set to launch on the January 2016 anniversary of the raid …

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Website to search for people with Ashley Madison accounts

Ashley Madison email checker

About 32 million users have been caught out in this week’s data dump from the cheating site, whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.“ The site brags: “Ashley Madison is the most famous name in infidelity and married dating,” the site asserts on its homepage. “Have an Affair today on Ashley Madison. Thousands …

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Google has an evil plan

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″][/youtube] Google cars snooping on WiFi users data not an accident Google bosses were informed their Street View cars would collect e-mails, names, addresses and other personal data from Wi-Fi users around the world, a government report shows. But the company insists the message didn’t get through. Neither …

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Avast! UK High Court orders The Pirate Bay blocked

In a battle over copyright law, the UK High Court has ruled that popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay must be blocked by British Internet service providers. “Sites like The Pirate Bay destroy jobs in the UK and undermine investment in new British artists,” the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) said …

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The future of the internet?

Internet future, p2p

Would it be possible, using p2p and wireless technologies, to gain independence from internet providers and make free and open net connectivity a reality? Andrea Lo Pumo, a young Italian mathematician has developed Netsukuku, a vision for an alternative wireless network that may represent a disruptive change for the Internet as we know it. …

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Newspaper ad revenues collapses to 1950 levels

There are three important things to keep in mind when looking at this gorgeous graph: 1. The graph is adjusted for inflation. 2. The red line accounts for online ad revenue. 3. The end began with the rise of the online blog. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like we’re winning, because the …

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Anonymous leaks personal information of 5,000 Israeli officials

Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared cyberwar on Israel, posting personal data of five thousand Israeli officials online. The group used their site to address a message to the Israeli government before linking to the page with names, ID numbers and personal emails of 5,000 officials. The message said: “It …

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List of representatives who voted for CISPA

Here is the final tally for the aye and no on H.R. 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Call your local rep and give them hell. If we don’t speak up and get this bill trashed say good by to your internet freedom and privacy. The choice is yours! …

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Reddit censoring words like: NSA, Tesla, Bitcoin, net neutrality

Reddit censorship

Say what you want about Reddit‘s r/technology, one of its most popular forums. Just don’t say “NSA,” “net neutrality,” “Comcast,” “Bitcoin,” or any of the roughly 50 other words that will secretly get your post deleted. There’s a bot in r/technology, ready to delete any so-called controversial headline you try …

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‘Free broadband for all Kiwis!’: Kim Dotcom

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s rebooted file-sharing site “Mega” has a problem: New Zealand only has one transpacific fiber cable network to carry all that new traffic. His solution: build a new one. The plan itself is of course not new, as New Zealand-based Pacific Fibre hoped to build the 7,920 …

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