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The ACTA threat to the Internets // #acta #freedom

The magnificent¬†La Quadrature du Net – an¬†advocacy group that promotes the rights and freedoms of citizens on the Internet – has just released three videos to inform Europeans about the ACTA agreement that is currently being lobbied in the EU Parliament. ACTA is presented as a trade agreement, but is in fact a threat to […]

Swedish Pirate Party launches as ISP // #privacy

The Swedish Pirate Party once again draws headlines (in a recent post here, I also mentioned how they’ve started hosting The Pirate Bay website). This time the gung-ho party announce how they will launch as ISP (Internet Service Provider) in order to offer a service that is completely safe and private for users – by […]

Hiding from Google

From Slashdot: “Google offers Web users a simple trade-off: Let the search giant track a substantial portion of your comings and goings around the Web, and it will offer you a free, superior online experience. Now independent security researcher Moxie Marlinspike is making Web users a counter-offer: take Google’s giveaways and keep your privacy too. […]

Internet Survival Guide for Traveling Where Privacy Isn’t Respected

The brilliant LifeHacker blog has posted an interesting article on privacy and protection against identity theft when backpacking – or simply travelling abroad. The author – who wishes to remain anonymous – explains how he keeps a tight leash on privacy when traveling in a country where the government actively monitors online communication. Excerpt: “Internet […]

We never really question the privacy issue when signing up for another Google-service, do we? #google #privacy

Over at Slashdot, a user named hubert.lepicki has posted the following query, that has sparked an interesting discussion that is well worth checking out. We never really question these issues when signing up for another google-service, do we? I use Google all the time. I keep two GMail tabs open when I’m online (one is […]

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