Honestly, it's baffling how poorly Congress seems to understand the Internet. If they think it's 1984, we'll show them 1984. FaxBigBrother.com
Article by Sam Thielman for the Guardian
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday said a controversial new surveillance bill could sweep away “important privacy protections”, a move that bodes ill for the measure’s return to the floor of the Senate this week.
On the creepy side of things...even your battery life now also identifies your activities online.
Article by Alex Hern for The Guardian
A little-known feature of the HTML5 specification means that websites can find out how much battery power a visitor has left on their laptop or smartphone – and now, security researchers have warned that that information can be used to track browsers online.
There is no doubt that technological change has hit newspaper publishers as well as other copyright owners. But a backward-looking law that penalizes innovators and threatens free speech on the Internet is not the solution.
Article by Joe Mullin for Arstechnica
A study commissioned by Spanish publishers has found that a new intellectual property law passed in Spain last year, which charges news aggregators like Google for showing snippets and linking to news stories, has done substantial damage to the Spanish news industry.
A two-tiered Internet? We can do better. At the end of the day, Mark Zuckerberg’s controversial Internet[dot]org service only offers a slice of the internet, undermines security and privacy, and raises serious questions about how the program will impact local innovation. Speak out at NoFakeInternet.org/
No Big Industry interests were harmed in the making of this agreement.
Article by Jordan Pearson at Motherboard
At a luxury hotel in Maui, representatives from the 12 countries participating in the highly controversial and secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal are negotiatingbehind closed doors. Thanks to a secret letter from a 2013 meeting, released today by WikiLeaks, we now have a clearer idea of what they’re discussing.
The US government will have big-brother spy powers over the entire web. Our friends at Fight For The Future came up with an ingenious #faxbigbrother campaign. Check out this Time coverage and speak out at FaxBigBrother.com like in the '80s! #FaxBigBrother#StopCISA
Article by Nolan Freeney for Time Magazine
"We figured we’d use some 80s technology to try to get our point across"
The Indian government is in the middle of determining whether or not it will allow Big Telecom giants to create slow lanes for Internet users online, and has come out against Mark Zuckerberg's controversial Internet[dot]org service. You can learn more below, and speak out against Facebook's fake Internet service at NoFakeInternet.org