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FBI's Facial Recognition Database To Grow By Leaps And Bounds - Should You Be Worried?

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Americans who never committed a crime may have felt “off the grid” when it came to FBI surveillance, but being invisible to federal law enforcement, whether real or imagined, appears to be...

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2014-02-03 23:20:29

On the third annual MoveYourDomain Day, Namecheap will offer special deals to raise funds for online freedom fighters the Electronic Frontier Foundation. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Leading domain registrar and web hosting provider Namecheap announces the third annual MoveYourDomain Day, for February 5, 2014. In 2012, Namecheap launched the MoveYourDomain initiative to remind users about the dangers of a closed internet brought on by the possible passage of SOPA, the Stop...

2013-10-24 16:29:55

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) presents its annual Fairness Matters Forum November 7, 2013; 6:30-9:30 pm at Google San Francisco; with a diverse and multi-generational panel titled, "Downloading Opportunities: The Real Impact of MOOCs and Other Online Learning Platforms on STEM Equity," which will examine the recent popularity of online learning tools, namely massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the impact that...

2013-06-12 23:20:41

In a post on his website published late on June 10th, VPNReviewz CEO, Michael Maxstead, announced his support and vowed to do everything in his power to get more transparency in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations“¦ Undisclosed Location, South America (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 In a short, curtly worded post published on the 10th of June, the CEO of the popular privacy and anonymity provider reviewing website, VPNReviewz, announced that his website would be partnering with...

2013-05-14 23:25:42

Michael Maxstead, CEO of VPNReviewz, an internet security and privacy website, takes a closer look at the results of the annual privacy report published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and points out a few noteworthy facts. (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Michael Maxstead, CEO of VPNReviewz, says that he stays as up-to-date as he can on internet privacy and freedom issues. Also according to him, there aren´t very many organizations that are as concerned about internet consumers rights,...

2013-05-14 08:43:33

CHICAGO, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks has signed the Innovators Letter, drafted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), in support of common-sense reform of the CFAA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130306/SF71308LOGO) "The US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is outdated, over-broad and criminalizes the mere breach of a commercial agreement. Prosecutors abuse the CFAA to extract plea bargains and send people to prison for doing no real harm. This is the law...

2013-05-13 23:04:32

Company Led by Former DC Teacher of the Year and Head of K-12 Education Outreach at Google Creates Site that Curates Children´s Books. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Zoobean, the site that makes it easy to find remarkable children´s books that have been recommended and curated by parents, announces $500,000 in seed investment led by Kapor Capital. Private investors also participated in the round. Launching in public beta the same week as National Children´s Book Week,...

EFF Report Finds Twitter Has Your Back, Apple Doesn't
2013-05-02 11:32:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Internet plays a significant role in the lives of many people. This means these users are asking several companies to keep their personal information – addresses, credit card numbers, current location – safe from intruders or even the government. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday released their annual “Who Has Your Back?” report, a sort of report card which scores the...

2013-02-16 23:03:24

Domain name registrar Namecheap is raising awareness about proposed legislation that will curb Internet freedoms and has launched a fundraising effort to raise money for the Electronic Frontier Foundation to help fight this act. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 16, 2013 Leading domain name registrar Namecheap has rang the alarm to fight against newly rebirthed CISPA, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. Relaunched earlier this week, CISPA poses a threat to of all Internet...

2012-10-24 11:22:04

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading online privacy organization is accusing Chevron of violating the First Amendment and trying to intimidate its critics by prying into the private email accounts of 71 individuals connected to the Amazon villagers who recently won a historic $19 billion judgment against the oil giant. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/DC99390) In a brief filed this week in federal court in San Francisco, the...

2012-08-23 06:28:17

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Craig Newmark and the Electronic Frontier Foundation today jointly released an infographic that details the benefits of a federal law that is a mainstay in protecting free speech on the Internet. "CDA 230: the Most Important Law Protecting Internet Speech" is a fact-filled look at the law that prevents websites, blogs and forums from being targeted as a means to silence free speech. It protects web services and social networks from being sued...