UK politicians push for FOSTA SESTA-style intercourse censorship

A self-appointed group of MPs (the “All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade”) fronted by Ms. Champion made a call to ban “prostitution websites” throughout a Wednesday House of Commons debate. Conflating intercourse work with trafficking similar to their American counterparts, they claim web sites the place staff promote and display purchasers […]

The EFF needs to make e mail servers safer

STARTTLS is an extension of the SMTP email-sending protocol, which turns insecure connections into safe ones with SSL certificates. In a nutshell, it units up a communications channel between two e mail servers, which encrypts an e mail on sending, after which decrypts it on arrival, guaranteeing the e-mail cannot be learn by different third-party […]

Mother American Night: John Perry Barlow's posthumous memoir

Mother American Night: John Perry Barlow's posthumous memoir

John Perry Barlow lived many lives: small-time Wyoming Republican operative (and regional marketing campaign director for Dick Cheney!), junior lyricist for the Grateful Dead, father-figure to John Kennedy Jr, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, inspirational tradition hero for the likes of Aaron Swartz and Ed Snowden (and, not by the way, me), semi-successful biofuels […]

John Perry Barlow's memoir, finished weeks before his death, is out

John Perry Barlow's memoir, completed weeks earlier than his dying, is out

EFF co-founder, Grateful Dead lyricist and mayor of the internet John Perry Barlow died in February and left an unfillable gap. Weeks earlier than his dying he and his co-author Robert Greenfield accomplished Mother American Night, his long-promised memoir. I simply ordered a duplicate; I might have accomplished that anyway, however Jesse […]

My science fiction story about EFF's proposed jailbreaking exemption

My science fiction story about EFF's proposed jailbreaking exemption

Every three years, the US Copyright Office lets the general public beg for restricted exemptions to Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which bans bypassing DRM, even in your personal property, even for strictly authorized causes. This 12 months, the Electronic Frontier Foundation proposed three exemptions, and tapped three science […]