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.

How Microsoft has (so far) avoided tough scrutiny over privacy issues

How Microsoft has (so far) avoided tough scrutiny over privacy issues

Microsoft sells targeted ads against search results, and users have complained about how their data is secured in the cloud, the company hasn’t received nearly the same level of scrutiny, and it’s been years since its executives were hauled before Congress.

Schneier on Security

The primary reason computers are insecure is that most buyers aren't willing to pay -- in money, features, or time to market -- for security to be built into the products and services they want.

The U.S. might (finally) be ready for federal privacy legislation. Let’s make sure it protects us.

The U.S. might (finally) be ready for federal privacy legislation. Let’s make sure it protects us.

The GDPR is important in the United States because even though the biggest companies that handle data in the U.S. lobbied against it, now that it is law they are obligated to follow the rules (provided they have data on or offer services to Europeans).

Blockchain and GDPR Do Not Go Hand-In-Hand

Blockchain and GDPR Do Not Go Hand-In-Hand

This ensures that regulations to manage and protect sensitive information can be complied with while services can continue to leverage the strengths of blockchain. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) are, for the most part, incompatible with blockchain-powered startups and businesses.

To serve a free society, social media must evolve beyond data mining

To serve a free society, social media must evolve beyond data mining

For years, watchdogs have been warning about sharing information with data-collecting companies, firms engaged in the relatively new line of business called some academics have called “surveillance capitalism.” Most casual internet users are only now realizing how easy – and common – it is for unaccountable and unknown organizations to assemble detailed digital profiles of them.

Beyond the GDPR: here comes the EU’s ePrivacy regulation – but not yet

Beyond the GDPR: here comes the EU’s ePrivacy regulation – but not yet

Traditional telecoms companies are already subject to laws in this area; the ePrivacy Regulation aims to extend that to the new generation of online services that transmit personal data over the Internet.