Congress To Create Internet Blacklist THIS WEEK

27 September 2010

Demand Progress: Just the other day, President Obama urged other countries to stop censoring the Internet. But now the United States Congress is trying to censor the Internet here at home. A new bill being debated this week would have the Attorney General create an Internet blacklist of sites that US Internet providers would be […]

U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet

27 September 2010

This is the worst kind of Big Brother bullshit: Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to peer” messaging like Skype — to be technically capable of complying if served with a […]

Evercookie

24 September 2010

I am intrigued: evercookie is a javascript API available that produces extremely persistent cookies in a browser. Its goal is to identify a client even after they’ve removed standard cookies, Flash cookies (Local Shared Objects or LSOs), and others. evercookie accomplishes this by storing the cookie data in several types of storage mechanisms that are […]

Developer of Minecraft on How Piracy Works

17 September 2010

A whole lot of truth packed into a short post: I won’t bother analyzing why people copy games and other digital media, as that’s really a moot point. We’ve got an amazingly effective way of distributing culture that is extremely beneficial for humanity, but it clashes with our current economical models. Piracy will win in […]

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