The Right to Anonymity is Vital to Free Expression: Now and Always

The Right to Anonymity is Vital to Free Expression: Now and Always

And yet, our right to anonymity online remains at risk.But most importantly, there are myriad reasons why anonymity and pseudonymity remain vital tools for free expression and safety.EFF was able to successfully appeal in District Court, however, and Darkspilver’s anonymity remains protected.

Redditor Wins Fight to Stay Anonymous

Redditor Wins Fight to Stay Anonymous

The judge ordered disclosure of Darkspilver’s identity to Watch Tower’s lawyer, so the organization could try to shore up its legal claims.An opinion released Monday said, “The record establishes that Darkspilver made fair use of the Watch Tower ad and chart.

Analysis: Dotcom Appeal Dismissed

Analysis: Dotcom Appeal Dismissed

The court ruled as follows: “[72] Having assessed the disputed communications, we find that GCSB’s claim that disclosure would harm national security and international relations is well-founded.

$5B class action lawsuit accusing Apple of selling customer data is thrown out

$5B class action lawsuit accusing Apple of selling customer data is thrown out

A $5B class action lawsuit that accused Apple of selling customer data has been rejected for the second and final time.Patently Apple reports that the lawsuit, filed in May, alleged that Apple sold customer-identifying data relating to iTunes purchases.

Data breach compromises about 220,000 Medicare card numbers

Data breach compromises about 220,000 Medicare card numbers

They're checking all billing for services to find any fraudulent use, and if they suspect any, the affected Medicare card number will be shut down and a new Medicare number will be issued to the affected person.

Yahoo could owe you $358 or more as a part of its data breach settlement

Yahoo could owe you $358 or more as a part of its data breach settlement

At the end of month, Yahoo announced that if you had an account any time between Jan.1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2016, and are a resident of the US or Israel, you are part of the settlement class and can file a claim for part of the $117,500,000 settlement fund.

Siri ‘regularly’ records sex encounters, sends ‘countless’ private moments to Apple contractors

Siri ‘regularly’ records sex encounters, sends ‘countless’ private moments to Apple contractors

They claimed accidental activations are much more frequent than Apple lets on, especially with Apple Watch users – and wants the company to own up to the problem.“There have been countless instances of recordings featuring private discussions between doctors and patients, business deals, seemingly criminal dealings, sexual encounters and so on.

Equifax Data Breach Settlement

Equifax Data Breach Settlement

In September of 2017, Equifax announced a data breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people. If your information was exposed in the data breach , you can file a claim at for the benefits described below.

Lawsuit claims Apple violated privacy laws by revealing iTunes listening data

Lawsuit claims Apple violated privacy laws by revealing iTunes listening data

The lawsuit claims that Apple has released personal listening information directly to third parties while also granting app developers access to iTunes libraries through the Media Player framework.

DIY Facial Recognition for Porn Is a Dystopian Disaster

DIY Facial Recognition for Porn Is a Dystopian Disaster

Someone posting on Chinese social network Weibo claims to have used facial recognition to cross-reference women’s photos on social media with faces pulled from videos on adult platforms like Pornhub.

Why Using a Privacy Coin Preserves Our Rights as Global Citizens

Why Using a Privacy Coin Preserves Our Rights as Global Citizens

Now, even more treacherous than standard online environments is the land of crypto. And by using a privacy coin, you’re not transacting your way through crypto networks with a giant target on your back. However, there’s more to privacy than keeping your finances out of the wrong hands.

YVR under fire after blocking ads with information on travellers’ privacy rights

YVR under fire after blocking ads with information on travellers’ privacy rights

The ads were commissioned by the digital rights non-profit Open Media and were meant to be posted at the YVR terminal of the Canada Line.“They were large, bright ads with very simple text that said, ‘Your phone is not safe at the border,’ with a link to our website,” said Open Media executive director Laura Tribe.

EFF Backs Redditor in Fight to Stay Anonymous

EFF Backs Redditor in Fight to Stay Anonymous

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is representing an anonymous Reddit commenter who is facing an abusive copyright claim from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, a group that publishes doctrines for Jehovah’s Witnesses.

GDPR Compensation Claims

GDPR Compensation Claims

Data subjects are already able to make compensations claims against data controllers if there is a problem with the processing of their personal data which endangers their rights or freedoms. GDPR expands this ability by allowing action to be taken against data processors as well as data controllers.

Best Privacy Tools for a Private 2019

Best Privacy Tools for a Private 2019

Most of the responses can be divided into separate categories: Search Engines Mail Clients Browsers Browser Plugins Password Managers Virtual Private Networks (VPN) Messaging Cloud Storage 2 Factor login Android OS Other Here is a list of those that where mentioned most often as the preferred software/tool in each category.

US Court of Appeals: An IP address isn't enough to identify a pirate

US Court of Appeals: An IP address isn't enough to identify a pirate

This case is made even more challenging since Gonzales's network was open and anyone could have downloaded the movie. They alleged that Gonzales had encouraged users of his network to download the movie but this failed as well since they were unable to provide any proof.