Facing potential Lords defeat, government announces it will back data protection bill amendment to safeguard children’s privacy.
Plaintiff porn company sued an unknown bittorrent user (identified as John Doe) alleging that defendant had downloaded and distributed more than 20 of plaintiff’s films. Plaintiff asked the court for leave to serve a subpoena on Optimum Online – the ISP associated with defendant’s IP address – prior to the Rule 26(f) conference. (As we have recently discussed , leave of court is required to start discovery before the Rule 26(f) conference, but a plaintiff cannot have that conference unless it knows who the defendant is.) Plaintiff already knew defendant’s IP address.
The unlimited publication of WHOIS-data of domain name registrants by Dutch registries is a violation of current Dutch privacy law. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has published a letter it sent to a Dutch administrator of the domain name extensions .amsterdam and .frl.
People trust email with their personal information more than they do dates, judging by a survey by Echoworx.
Since 2014, our digital security guide, Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD), has taught thousands of Internet users how to protect themselves from surveillance, with practical tutorials and advice on the best tools and expert-approved best practices.
One of the most pressing challenges in our Digital Single Market project (DSM) is to create an online environment that people can really trust.
While news of data leaks and malware attacks seem to be on the upswing, there are forms of web surveillance that reveal just as much data, only they are completely legal and receive much less publicity.
Google Chrome 63 will include a new security feature that will detect when third-party software is performing a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack that hijacks the user’s Internet connection.
The rally of the alt-right in Charlottesville, Virginia—a motley crew of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan types and anti-Semites—took many people by surprise. It horrified millions of people, who thought that a small, dying breed of elderly rednecks constituted the “alt-right” and the neo-Nazi fringe. But the alt-right too was in for a shock. The men chanting hateful slogans learned a lesson about modern society. They learned that it is hard, and maybe impossible, to stay anonymous in this day and age. They learned, too, that a person who is outed publicly as a neo-Nazi or white supremacist will sometimes pay a heavy price and suffer serious consequences.
Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier, a fellow with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, discusses what consumers can do to protect themselves from government and corporate surveillance.