Whether the issue of the day is copyright infringement or open Internet access, censorship or a trade agreement, what the U.S. and the rest of the world could most use is an Internet freedom platform on which to base their daily policy challenges.
CSA is much-needed right now to protect America's critical infrastructure systems from potentially devastating and costly attacks. Unfortunately, it's unlikely to overcome its political obstacles.
Launched last week by Fight for the Future, the IDL aims to broadly distribute code that will allow its members to quickly get the word out about threats and organize the Internet to act.
Without the freedom to express and share what we want, our laptops, tablets and phones would be little more than 21st-century television sets.
While in this hyper-politicized environment it may be a good fundraising tactic to call out "friends" and "enemies" rather than to join together to find solutions, if we become entrenched in tech vs. culture camps we ultimately harm all of our causes.
Despite this generation's predilection for Internet contraband, we can easily be ushered back into the fold of legality. We have benefited from a reign of anarchy on the Internet because we are opportunistic, not delinquent.
From a human rights perspective, blanket restrictions on specific means of communication should always raise red flags.
There is a fight going on between security and privacy and it is your personal data and communications at stake.
It's time for the industry to start listening to what they have been told by their audience -- that there have to be new, better and more convenient ways to get access to content.
CISPA is the new SOPA. Today marks the opening of a week of action in opposition to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which would ob...
The Department of Homeland Security had awarded a contract worth more than $177,000 to the California-based Obscure Technologies to create a tool that will allow the government to extract information from gaming consoles.
In its latest attempt at controlling the internet, Congress has unveiled a fresh, new SOPA-like bill called CISPA, or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.
Some of the lessons learned from the dangers of legislation like SOPA should be the need for forbearance and a well-researched, multi-stakeholder derived policy to avoid unintended consequences.
The old entertainment conglomerates (who have been ripping off musicians forever) and the new tech establishment (who's just learning) had a fight recently, and free speech won -- sort of.
So why are governments so eager to claim authority over it? Why would legacy corporations, industries, and institutions egg them on? Because the net is working better than ever.
In our family we have two takes on copyright issues and SOPA. These two approaches reflect the gap between digital and offline worlds. Let's look at ...