Tag: freedom

  • Schneier on Security: Our Newfound Fear of Risk

    [Bruce Schneier:][link] >We’re afraid of risk. It’s a normal part of life, but we’re increasingly unwilling to accept it at any level. So we turn to technology to protect us. The problem is that technological security measures aren’t free. They cost money, of course, but they cost other things as well. They often don’t provide…

  • National Internet ID: Calls for Caution

    [The Heritage Foundation has many good arguments against the proposed government-controlled Internet IDs.][link] It’s a bad idea, and even perfectly-implemented bad ideas are bad ideas. [link]: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2011/01/National-Internet-ID-Calls-for-Caution “National Internet ID: Calls for Caution | The Heritage Foundation”

  • National Opt-Out Day, November 24th

    [For those wondering, it is the official position of Extra Future that these TSA changes are absurd acts of security theater from a government with no respect for it’s citizens. Opt-Out if you’re flying tomorrow and send them a message.][link] [link]: http://www.optoutday.com/ “National Opt-Out Day”

  • Congress To Create Internet Blacklist THIS WEEK

    [Demand Progress:][link] >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…