The Law that Could Allow Trump to Shut Down the U.S. Internet

 Posted by on December 2, 2016 at 12:27  donald trump, freedom, freedom of speech, government, Internet, News, Reblog, trump  Comments Off on The Law that Could Allow Trump to Shut Down the U.S. Internet
Dec 022016
 

In a pair of recent essays, Timothy Edgar, the academic director of law and policy at Brown University‘s Executive Master in Cybersecurity program, has outlined the legal basis for how a President Donald Trump could potentially shut down the U.S. internet in response to a national security crisis.

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The FBI Now Possesses Expanded Hacking Powers Despite Last-Minute Efforts By Congress

 Posted by on December 1, 2016 at 18:02  cyber security, fbi, government spying, Hacking, homeland security, Internet, nsa, privacy, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on The FBI Now Possesses Expanded Hacking Powers Despite Last-Minute Efforts By Congress
Dec 012016
 

The FBI is not a fan of computer security, nor is it a fan of disclosing how it collects information. Just ask anybody trying to track its domestic drones and what they’re listening to.

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Laura Poitras Films The Architecture Of Surveillance—And Projects Films On It, Too

 Posted by on November 30, 2016 at 01:15  documentary, freedom, government, Internet, nsa, privacy, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on Laura Poitras Films The Architecture Of Surveillance—And Projects Films On It, Too
Nov 302016
 

The architecture of surveillance is everywhere and nowhere.

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Watch a drone hack a room full of smart lightbulbs from outside the window

 Posted by on November 3, 2016 at 10:59  drones, home automation, Internet, internet of things, iot, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Watch a drone hack a room full of smart lightbulbs from outside the window
Nov 032016
 

The Internet of Things is turning into a security nightmare. Following that massive DDoS attack that used an IoT-botnet to interrupt major swaths of the internet a few weeks ago, The New York Times outlines a threat detailed in a new report pleasantly titled “IoT Goes Nuclear.

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New Data Caps Provide Yet Another Reason to Hate Comcast

 Posted by on October 19, 2016 at 00:18  comcast, data, fcc, Internet, Reblog, tech, xfinity  Comments Off on New Data Caps Provide Yet Another Reason to Hate Comcast
Oct 192016
 


The days of unlimited Internet end November 1. That’s when Comcast, the nation’s largest broadband Internet provider, starts imposing a monthly data limit of 1 terabyte on subscribers nationwide.

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Cities spent millions on fast gigabit networks. No one is sure what they’re good for.

 Posted by on October 17, 2016 at 14:19  Internet, Politics, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on Cities spent millions on fast gigabit networks. No one is sure what they’re good for.
Oct 172016
 

A few dozen cities in America have next-generation broadband networks that offer speeds of 1 gigabit per second — about 50 times faster than a typical connection.

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