• Oct 18, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • News, Privacy, Security,

How to stop your mobile phone number and location from being sold

Smartphone users are becoming aware that their phone number and location isn’t private when they use the internet on their data plans thanks to the selling of your mobile advertising id (MAID). According to Wired’s Andy Greenberg, it only costs $1,000 to track someone online. When you visit a website on your smartphone, both the … Continue reading “How to stop your mobile phone number and location from being sold”

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  • Apr 27, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Dear FCC: Destroying net neutrality is not “Restoring Internet Freedom”

Today, the FCC unveiled their official notice of proposed rule making, titled “Restoring Internet Freedom (doc),” that would end net neutrality as we know it in the United States. The FCC recently lost the ability to keep Internet service providers (ISPs) from selling your private data. The proposal was announced by FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai … Continue reading “Dear FCC: Destroying net neutrality is not “Restoring Internet Freedom””

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  • Apr 26, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Singapore High Court rules that telecoms don’t need to give up information on alleged downloaders

The High Court of Singapore has stopped copyright holders from obtaining personal information on alleged copyright infringers and pirates from Singaporean telecoms and internet service providers (ISP). SSLA, a Singaporean law firm, represented the copyright holders in seeking full names, home addresses, and national identification numbers associated with a list of IP addresses that they … Continue reading “Singapore High Court rules that telecoms don’t need to give up information on alleged downloaders”

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  • Mar 23, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

US Senate votes 50-48 to do away with broadband privacy rules; let ISPs and telecoms to sell your internet history

Despite widespread disapproval from constituents, S.J.Res 34 has passed the United States Senate with a vote of 50-48, with two absent votes. Earlier today, at 12:25 Eastern March 23, 2017, the US Senate voted on S.J.Res 34, and will use the Congressional Review Act to strip away broadband privacy protections that kept Internet Service Providers (ISPs) … Continue reading “US Senate votes 50-48 to do away with broadband privacy rules; let ISPs and telecoms to sell your internet history”

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Tired of DMCA, RIAA now seeks ISP cooperation in catching and stopping copyright infringement

Unhappy with the anti-piracy results of DMCA takedown notices, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is now asking the US Copyright Office to compel Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to become non-neutral participants in copyright enforcement. The RIAA and other lobbying music and entertainment industry giants believe that the current 19-year-old DMCA system creates an … Continue reading “Tired of DMCA, RIAA now seeks ISP cooperation in catching and stopping copyright infringement”

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  • Feb 25, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) lobbied the FCC for permission to spy on you

Your Internet service provider’s (ISP) ability to not only spy on you, but to profit on that spying, has been upheld by the FCC. Ajit Pai, President Trump’s pick for the new FCC Chairman has made it clear that he is going to overturn wide-reaching data security and privacy order that the FCC had originally agreed upon … Continue reading “Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) lobbied the FCC for permission to spy on you”

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  • Oct 6, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News, Privacy,

Under new FCC rules, your internet service provider needs your permission before spying on you

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler has released new draft rules designed to protect internet users from their internet service providers. The Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal will require internet service providers to obtain express permission from their users before spying on all of your internet traffic and selling private information such as your web … Continue reading “Under new FCC rules, your internet service provider needs your permission before spying on you”

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For first time, an ISP reveals why Police demand internet subscriber identities: ordinary file sharing is the most investigated “crime”

While the Police complain about shortage of resources, it turns out the most investigated “crime” on the net is ordinary people sharing music and movies with each other. This is in stark constrast to the everyday area person’s perception of justice, where the distribution monopoly laws command considerably less respect than even speed limits[1]. According … Continue reading “For first time, an ISP reveals why Police demand internet subscriber identities: ordinary file sharing is the most investigated “crime””

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  • Mar 16, 2012
  • rasengan
  • Bitcoin, BitTorrent, News, Privacy,

Your ISP is Going to Spy on You Starting July 12, 2012

Your ISP is going to spy on you starting July 12, 2012. One year ago, the RIAA and the MPAA organized a project with the largest internet service providers in the US to begin monitoring their customer’s internet activity.  This monitoring was introduced as a joint coalition to combat piracy.  A list of providers that … Continue reading “Your ISP is Going to Spy on You Starting July 12, 2012”

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