Is it time to leave Facebook?

Amid plans for a $10bn share offering, the social networking giant has come under fire for its controversial ‘Timeline’ feature. Two Observer writers discuss the merits of logging off for goodJames Silver, writer and journalist I could blame it on the…

If you like online privacy, you’re probably a terrorist

The FBI and the Department of Justice thinks that if you use anonymizers, portals, or other means to shield IP address, then you could be engaged in or supporting terrorist activity. According to this flier, anyone who uses https is a potential terrorist, including google. If you think such policies are fine and don’t have […]

My Letter to Senator Hatch in Opposition to PIPA

The Honorable Orrin Hatch
104 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Fax: 202-224-6331

Dear Senator Hatch,

I’m writing to express my opposition to the Protect IP Act (PIPA). I have a PhD in Computer Science, have taught Computer Science…

Ping Talk – Ping Identity: Pornographers, privacy and you

Is there yet another leak in the personal privacy boat?
This time it’s the work of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, (D-Fla.) and 25 other co-sponsors, who approved a bill (H.R. 1981) that would require Internet service p…