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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Chrome Security Team Considers Marking All HTTP Pages As ‘Non-Secure’   —  Back in August, we noted that Google had started adjusting its search algorithm to give a slight boost to sites that are encrypted.  That is, all else equal, sites that use HTTPS will get a slight ranking boost.
Dec 20, 2014, 9:05 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Congress passes intelligence bill incorporating key parts of Reagan-era executive order authorizing NSA spying on Americans   —  How Congress Secretly Just Legitimized Questionable NSA Mass Surveillance Tool  —  We recently noted that, despite it passing overwhelmingly …
Dec 14, 2014, 8:35 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Former WSJ publisher L. Gordon Crovitz is either misinformed or is deliberately misleading in recent pro-surveillance essay   —  Ridiculously Misinformed Opinion Piece In WSJ Asks Apple And Google To Make Everyone Less Safe  —  Former Wall Street Journal publisher L. Gordon Crovitz still gets to publish opinion pieces in the WSJ.
Nov 24, 2014, 11:35 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
EFF Ranks Service Providers For Who Stands Up To Copyright/Trademark Bullies   —  We've written in the past about the EFF's Who Has Your Back rankings, in which it looks at various internet companies to see who protects your privacy against governments and lawsuits.
Oct 28, 2014, 10:35 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
In A First, Commerce Department Fines Intel Subsidiary For Exporting Encryption   —  For those who lived through the late 90's cryptowars, it's beginning to feel like history is repeating itself.  We've seen the series of recent stories about the US government's misguided …
Oct 16, 2014, 8:15 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Revealed: ISPs Already Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption And Make Everyone Less Safe Online   —  One of the most frequent refrains from the big broadband players and their friends who are fighting against net neutrality rules is that there's no evidence that ISPs have been abusing …
Oct 14, 2014, 8:55 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
FUD: Former FBI Guy Lies, Claiming New Mobile Encryption Would Have Resulted In Dead Kidnap Subject   —  Yesterday, we wrote about law enforcement freaking out over the announcements from both Apple and Google that they'd start encrypting phones by default, better protecting data on those phones …
Sep 27, 2014, 5:20 AMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As An Accomplice Because Someone Used His Node To Commit A crime   —  Three years ago we wrote about how Austrian police had seized computers from someone running a Tor exit node.  This kind of thing happens from time to time …
Jul 2, 2014, 12:35 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
FBI, CIA Use Backdoor Searches To Warrentlessly Spy On Americans' Communications   —  The other shoe just dropped when it comes to how the federal government illegally spies on Americans.  Last summer, the details of the NSA's “backdoor searches” were revealed.
Jul 1, 2014, 12:50 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
MPAA Issues Overly Broad Takedown Of Little Used Reddit Film Community; Creates Much Bigger Reddit Film Community   —  Oh that wacky MPAA.  Earlier this week, TorrentFreak noted that the MPAA issued a massively overbroad DMCA takedown to Google, asking it to remove an entire subreddit from its search results.
Jun 29, 2014, 12:25 AMIn context

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