Finland’s ISPs Begin Censoring Websites on Government Blacklist

Internet service providers (ISPs) in Finland have begun blocking access to websites on a government-curated blacklist. According to English-language Finnish news service Metropolitan.fi, the initiative is the product of a partnership between the country’s National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Save the Children Foundation, who claim that ISPs should blacklist websites that host illicit … Continue reading “Finland’s ISPs Begin Censoring Websites on Government Blacklist”

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Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (21/21): Conclusion, privacy has been all but eliminated from the digital environment

In a series of posts on this blog, we have shown how practically everything our parents took for granted with regards to privacy has been completely eliminated for our children, just because they use digital tools instead of analog, and the people interpreting the laws are saying that privacy only applies to the old, analog … Continue reading “Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (21/21): Conclusion, privacy has been all but eliminated from the digital environment”

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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Pretty much everyone’s looking the wrong way and learning nothing

People have finally woken up to what happened with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and the massive personality databases that were built. The problem is, nobody’s learning anything for the future, only seeking to point fingers about the past. The first time the company name Cambridge Analytica appeared in my news feed was about three years … Continue reading “Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Pretty much everyone’s looking the wrong way and learning nothing”

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Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (20/21): Your analog boss couldn’t read your mail, ever

Slack has just updated its Terms of Service to let your manager read your private conversations in private channels. Our analog parents would have been shocked and horrified at the very idea that their bosses would open packages and read personal messages that were addressed to them. For our digital children, it’s another shrugworthy part … Continue reading “Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (20/21): Your analog boss couldn’t read your mail, ever”

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Privacy-Decimating CLOUD Act Sneaked Into US Spending Bill

House Republicans voted Thursday to pass a $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page spending bill. The bill was rushed through so quickly that — quite conveniently — no one actually had time to read it before voting on it. President Trump has signed this bill. It should come as no surprise that lawmakers used the omnibus as an … Continue reading “Privacy-Decimating CLOUD Act Sneaked Into US Spending Bill”

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Mossad starts funding sociopathic startups aiming to deprive people of liberty

Mossad has started funding the worst of the worst of IT startups. Normally, a headline such as this would only be seen on very questionable websites, but the source for this story is the Israeli Jerusalem Post itself — and further: the Israeli Mossad are far from the only ones. The Jerusalem Post portrays this … Continue reading “Mossad starts funding sociopathic startups aiming to deprive people of liberty”

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52% of British Millennials Fail This Digital Hygiene Test (And You Probably Do Too)

They’ve been dubbed the digital generation, but research indicates that millennials’ cybersecurity instincts can often be just as poor as those of their elders. The latest evidence of this trend comes from a new survey conducted in Britain, which — the BBC reports — found that 52 percent of respondents aged 18-25 are using the … Continue reading “52% of British Millennials Fail This Digital Hygiene Test (And You Probably Do Too)”

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UK Internet Porn Censorship Policy Delayed (For Now) as Government Scrambles to Figure Out How to Implement It

A policy requiring UK residents to undergo age verification before accessing pornographic content online has been delayed until later in the year, as the government has not yet figured out how to put it into practice. The Digital Economy Act’s most controversial provision was scheduled to be put into to practice in April, but the … Continue reading “UK Internet Porn Censorship Policy Delayed (For Now) as Government Scrambles to Figure Out How to Implement It”

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Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (19/21): Telescreens in our Living Rooms

The dystopic stories of the 1950s said the government would install cameras in our homes, with the government listening in and watching us at all times. Those stories were all wrong, for we installed the cameras ourselves. In the analog world of our parents, it was taken for completely granted that the government would not … Continue reading “Analog Equivalent Privacy Rights (19/21): Telescreens in our Living Rooms”

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State Lawmakers Propose Internet Censorship under Guise of Preventing Human Trafficking

Lawmakers in more than 15 states have proposed legislation that would censor the internet and stifle free speech in an ill-conceived attempt to prevent human trafficking. State Lawmakers Propose Internet Censorship under Guise of Preventing Human Trafficking The “Human Trafficking and Prevention Act” (HTPA), versions of which are currently circulating in state legislature across the … Continue reading “State Lawmakers Propose Internet Censorship under Guise of Preventing Human Trafficking”

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