6 Years after the Internet's Own Boy: Has the Mission of Aaron Swartz Failed?

6 Years after the Internet's Own Boy: Has the Mission of Aaron Swartz Failed?

But the fact that democratic, liberty-loving regions of the world are also promoting censorship on the Internet is pessimistic, also with regard to the work of people like Aaron.

New releases: Tor 0.3.5.7, 0.3.4.10, and 0.3.3.11

New releases: Tor 0.3.5.7, 0.3.4.10, and 0.3.3.11

The Tor 0.3.5 series includes several new features and performance improvements, including client authorization for v3 onion services, cleanups to bootstrap reporting, support for improved bandwidth- measurement tools, experimental support for NSS in place of OpenSSL, and much more.

FBI Documents Reveal New Details on Aaron Swartz Inquiry

FBI Documents Reveal New Details on Aaron Swartz Inquiry

But after reviewing the document and other related files, several legal experts told Gizmodo the most likely explanation was that the FBI had used a National Security Letter (NSL), a ubiquitous tool for obtaining email header data at the time.

New blockchain based messenger – Uganda Narey – Medium

As I’ve mentioned more and more secure messengers appear these days. And some days ago I’ve seen news about the presentation of a new American messenger called Stealthy . Is it worth using or there are other good messengers to use?

New Surveillance Court Orders Show That Even Judges Have Difficulty Understanding and Limiting Government Spying

New Surveillance Court Orders Show That Even Judges Have Difficulty Understanding and Limiting Government Spying

Although many of the newly released opinions appear to be decisions approving surveillance and searches of particular individuals, several raise questions about how well equipped FISC judges are to protect individuals’ statutory and constitutional rights when the government is less than candid with the court, underscoring EFF’s concerns with the FISC’s ability to safeguard individual privacy and free expression.

A call for principle-based international agreements to govern law enforcement access to data

A call for principle-based international agreements to govern law enforcement access to data

In the United States, passage of the CLOUD Act created the foundation for a new generation of international agreements that allows governments to engage with each other to create lasting rules to protect privacy and facilitate legitimate law enforcement access to evidence.

Congress Moves Forward with Dangerous Attack on Private Drones

Congress Moves Forward with Dangerous Attack on Private Drones

And worst of all, we expect these powers to come in a routine Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, with no chance for meaningful debate on how best to limit the government’s authority to intercept or destroy drones.

Tech industry told ‘privacy is not absolute’ and end-to-end encryption ‘should be rare’

Tech industry told ‘privacy is not absolute’ and end-to-end encryption ‘should be rare’

The company uses end-to-end encryption for iMessages and FaceTime, but iCloud backups are encrypted by Apple, so the company is able to provide access to these to law enforcement agencies on receipt of a court order.

Statement of Principles on Access to Evidence and Encryption

Providers of information and communications technology and services - carriers, device manufacturers or over-the-top service providers -– are subject to the law, which can include requirements to assist authorities to lawfully access data, including the content of communications.