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August 21, 2013
by sjvn01
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US court rules masking IP address to access blocked Website violates law

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in Northern District of California has ruled that avoiding an IP address block to connect to a Website is a breach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Some have taken this decision to … Continue reading

August 20, 2013
by sjvn01
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Privacy concerns cause ‘PJ’ to close Groklaw

Groklaw, one of the most influential intellectual property law news and analysis sites, has closed its doors. Its creator, chief writer and editor Pamela “PJ” Jones, decided to shut down Groklaw because of the threat of email surveillance. Privacy concerns … Continue reading

July 1, 2013
by sjvn01
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All about Prism, Internet privacy and — wait! — squirrel!

As the saga surrounding the revelations about the National Security Agency’s Prism program unfolded, I half expected a public figure to arise and declaim, a la Howard Beale in the movie Network, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not … Continue reading