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Epson released software to keep people from using third-party ink – report

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:06 PM

Updates presented as improving the security of the printer were actually meant to disable the use of third-party ink cartridges

Google retreating from military AI project: reports

Jun 02, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The collaboration with the US Department of Defense was said to have sparked rebellion inside the California-based company.

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair ( Viva Technology), on May 24, 2018 in Paris. Photo by Alain Jocard / AFP

Microsoft sues US over secret warrants to search email

Apr 15, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The lawsuit says a requirement to keep silent on warrants for data – based on a presumption that tipping people off might hamper investigations – violates constitutional protection of free speech and safeguards against unreasonable searches

MICROSOFT. A file image dated March 5, 2013 showing the Microsoft logo at Microsoft stand at the CeBit trade fair, Hanover, Germany. File Photo by Mauritz Antin/EPA

US judge says NSA phone data snooping probably illegal

Dec 17, 2013 - 7:10 AM

The ruling by the Washington District Court was stayed pending appeal but if upheld it could lead to the spy agency being barred from indiscriminately gathering metadata on millions of private calls

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

NSA documents show spy agency violated privacy rules

Sep 11, 2013 - 7:43 AM

The revelations raised fresh questions about the NSA s ability to manage the massive amount of data it collects and whether the US government is able to safeguard the privacy of its citizens

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Tech giants align, call for transparency

Jul 18, 2013 - 8:00 PM

At least 63 companies advocates and trade groups have joined forces to ask the US government for greater transparency with national security issues

BETTER TRANSPARENCY. More than 60 companies and organizations have banded together to demand greater transparency in US government surveillance.

Internet freedom and the universe online

Jan 19, 2013 - 8:58 AM

The idea of Internet freedom is admirable and extending it outward from a single point is also something every person can contribute to

SECOND UNIVERSE. The Internet and the universe inside of it needs to be free.

Anger at suicide of US Internet activist

Jan 14, 2013 - 8:34 AM

The death of prominent Internet freedom fighter Aaron Swartz who took his own life at the age of 26 weeks before he faced trial sparked grief and anger Sunday January 13 from online rights advocates

SWARTZ. Internet activist Aaron Swartz in 2008. Photo by Fred Benenson via Wikipedia.

FOI case: Homeland Security sued for drone details

Nov 01, 2012 - 8:37 AM

The Electronic Frontier Foundation says it has sued the US Department of Homeland Security to obtain details about Predator drones