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Displaying items by tag: freedom

Hardware authentication security key provider Yubico today announced the general availability of its next-generation FIPS security keys, the YubiKey 5 FIPS series. This is the industry’s first set of multi-protocol security keys with FIDO2 and WebAuthn support to receive FIPS 140-2 validation.

Published in Security

Yes, that John McAfee, the famed security pioneer, libertarian, keynote speaker and independent US 2020 Presidential Candidate, will speak at StartCon 2019 and we have a video interview with him.

Published in Development
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 12:08

Internet freedoms being curbed, says new study

A report on Internet freedom in 65 countries by a pro-democracy think tank has found that it declined in 2016 in most of these countries for the sixth consecutive year.

Published in Apps

The classic argument for the open source philosophy is that of electronic voting. If the process is not understood or transparent then its results cannot be trusted. One Tasmanian lawyer is taking on the Australian Electoral Commission  to reveal the source code for Senate vote counting.

Published in The Linux Distillery

The future direction of the Internet is up in the air after US telecommunications regulators on Thursday formally proposed new “net neutrality” rules that may create fast and slow lanes, allowing Internet service providers to charge companies like Netflix premium access fees.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 17 June 2013 22:26

Has 1984 finally arrived?

The revelations of the PRISM electronic surveillance program conducted by the US National Security Agency (NSA) have sparked a wave of paranoia that we are all under the watchful gaze of malevolent eyes. Sales of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 have gone through the roof. Are the fears justified?

Published in Beerfiles
Friday, 14 June 2013 16:01

Kim Dotcom joins the freedom brigade

And then there were four. While the names Manning, Assange and Snowden are raising hackles in political power circles, Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is having the same effect among the corporate elites.

Published in Beerfiles
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 15:47

Netcase not a nutcase idea

Reports that the US State Department is funding an 'Internet in a suitcase' to the tune of $2 million shows that there are still those in the land of the free and the home of the brave who believe in defeating censorship.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

When a website 'accidentally' bans a gay kiss, stops Kate Middletons who aren't princesses-to-be from accessing their own accounts, becomes an all-around time-waster that ruins relationships and invades your privacy, and its owner suggests there is too much 'free speech', it's time to take stock.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 00:42

How many governments are blocking Google?

Search giant admits that 25 governments are now censoring Google content

While it comes as no surprise to anyone that China is blocking Google perhaps you might be at least a little bemused to discover that it is not the only government to get the Google blues.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The United States, the land of the free and the brave, and defender of the Internet, has 'raised concerns' over Australia's proposed Internet filter with Australian officials, according to a news report.

Published in Fuzzy Logic




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