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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
NIST Finally Removes NSA-Compromised Crypto Algorithm From Random Number Generator Recommendations   —  Back in December, it was revealed that the NSA had given RSA $10 million to push weakened crypto.  Specifically, RSA took $10 million to make Dual Elliptic Curve Deterministic Random Bit Generator …
Apr 23, 2014, 10:05 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Adding Condoleezza Rice To Dropbox's Board Seems Incredibly Tone Deaf Following NSA Concerns   —  Dropbox is probably the most well-known of the cloud storage providers out there, and it's angling for an IPO.  As such, it recently made some changes in its management, including a bit of news …
Apr 10, 2014, 4:05 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Australian Attorney General Wants To Make It A Criminal Offense To Not Turn Over Private Encryption Keys   —  The Attorney-General's department in Australia is apparently pushing for new laws down under that would force anyone who's asked to hand over their private encryption keys — and that covers both end users and service providers.
Mar 17, 2014, 8:20 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
YouTube Gives UK Gov't Broad Powers To Censor Videos It Doesn't Like, Even If They're Legal [Update: Or Not]   —  Update: It appears that this story was misreported by a few sources, and the fans were flamed by UK government comments about censoring videos.  Youtube has as program …
Mar 13, 2014, 8:55 PMIn context
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
UK to expand internet filters to include “extremist” content   —  With Porn Filters Going Oh So Well, UK Roars Ahead In Expanding Them To Include ‘Extremist’ Content  —  The UK government's futile and ham-fisted attempts to purge the Internet of all of its rough edges and naughty bits …
Feb 15, 2014, 6:30 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
FISA Court Agrees To Changes That Limit NSA's Ability To Query Phone Records   —  While we were mostly disappointed by President Obama's speech concerning his plans for reforming surveillance efforts, there were a few significant suggestions, with the most major one being a limit from being able to explore “3 hops” down to “2 hops.”
Feb 7, 2014, 1:05 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Prince Sues 22 Fans For $1 Million Each For Linking To Bootlegs In Laughably Confused Complaint   —  There was a time, not even that long ago, when it seemed like Prince might have been the first musician to actually “get” the internet.  He had done a few things that seemed really focused …
Jan 28, 2014, 4:25 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Congressional Reps Ask Bruce Schneier To Explain To Them What The NSA Is Doing, Because The NSA Won't Tell Them   —  This is both depressing and good news at the same time.  A group of Congressional Representatives (who are among the most critical of the NSA) apparently asked Bruce Schneier …
Jan 17, 2014, 10:30 AMIn context
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Copyright Strikes Again: No Online Access To UK Internet Archive   —  Last week we wrote about how Norway had come up with a way to provide online access to all books in Norwegian, including the most recent ones, available to anyone in the country.  Here, by contrast, is how not to do it, courtesy of publishers in the UK:
Dec 18, 2013, 6:35 AMIn context
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
Norway To Digitize All Norwegian Books , Allowing Domestic IP Addresses To Read All Of Them, Irrespective Of Copyright Status  —  Here's a pretty amazing story from Norway: … Now, in any normal country — where “normal” means one in which copyright has reached the heights of monopolistic insanity …
Dec 11, 2013, 5:30 AMIn context

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