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August 27, 2013
by sjvn01
Comments Off on The lunacy of trying to avoid NSA spying by moving e-mail and cloud out of the US

The lunacy of trying to avoid NSA spying by moving e-mail and cloud out of the US

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation recently claimed that thanks to the National Security Agency (NSA) spying programs, US cloud providers would lose at least 10 percent of its foreign market, $21.5 billion, to European or Asian competitors. Others are … Continue reading

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
Comments Off on Privacy concerns cause ‘PJ’ to close Groklaw

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 29, 2013
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Big data, metadata, and traffic analysis: What the NSA is really doing

Big data, metadata, and traffic analysis: What the NSA is really doing

What I find most remarkable about all the hubbub about the National Security Agency’s Prism program is how little new “news” there is to Edward Snowden’s “revelations.” After all, the NSA’s mission has been to intercept communications and break codes … Continue reading