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A cool new initiative from the Library Freedom Project will install Tor exit nodes in libraries.
Greetings! It's been an exceptionally busy few months over here at the Library Freedom Project. We've been conducting privacy trainings at libraries across the United States and some internationally, and in June we held our first Digital Rights in Libraries conference.
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Well done!
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Over 1,000 users have already supported our campaign to stop ridiculous copyright extensions in TPP. Sign on now.
Under the copyright term extensions we've seen in leaked drafts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the quarter of a billion people living in six of the negotiating countries could lose access to 20 years of the public domain. This proposal conflicts not just with common sense, but with the suggestions from the United States Register of Copyrights that the U.S.
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And where does +Google stand on this?
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Kudos to @Just_Security on moving over to HTTPS!
If you’re a regular reader of Just Security, you may have noticed something different when you typed ‘’ into your internet
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+Joe Philipps It's not like you're doing anything interactive on that site, anyway. And unless you're visiting it from Tor, you still have no metadata privacy.
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The top librarian spot in the US is opening for the first time in 28 years. What can we hope for from the #NextLoC?
There's a reason “librarians everywhere” were singled out for an EFF Pioneer award in 2000. Time and again, in fights against censorship and intrusive surveillance laws, librarians have been allies of the public, serving as the institutional representation of the ideals of intellectual freedom, unfettered speech, and reader privacy.
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Preferring fax over email might be an indication of why we have such screwey rulings with respect to cellular device unlocking and the DMCA.
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A quarter of a billion people are about to lose access to 20 years of the public domain, unless we can stop the TPP.
Our Last Stand Against Undemocratic International Agreements That Ratchet up Term Lengths and Devastate the Public Domain
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Melancholy Elephants.
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EFF has submitted comments on the overbroad Wassenaar implementation proposal.
EFF has long advocated for greater vigilance over the potential sale of specially-developed surveillance tools to oppressive regimes that use technology to commit human rights abuses.
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The problem is it's too easy to get their hands on the tools you would literally have to shutdown the net as well as the dark nets like that's gonna happen
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The public deserves access to the research it funds. Read CreativeCommons on why now is the time to #MoveFASTR.
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Shinkansen Tokyo by Parag.naik, available under the CC BY-SA license. Tomorrow the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will markup S. 779, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (called FASTR for short). The bill--if enacted--would increase access to federally funded research. It ...
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To make this plan work we would have to up the quality of life for all to achieve a mentality shift.

Yes, this is the point of the Open Source/Access Transparency Anarcho-Egalitarian Paradigm.

And even if a new paradigm started tomorrow we would still have these deros(for fun let's call them that) that come from greed, suffering, and extremism. These deros would seek to exploit this security flaw in the program for their own designs.

We need to heal the world.

Have you heard of Moore's Law of Mad Scientists?

It states:

Every year, the requisite IQ to destroy the world drops by one.

Now, it's a bit of a joke - based on a kernel of truth.

The miniaturization of technology is putting increasingly dangerous tools in the hands of everyday folk, thus the ability and talent needed  to "destroy the world"  diminishes with time.

Soon, people will be able to email (or post on Pirate Bay) the design plans for super viruses to someone on another continent, who will then be able to create bathces at very small cost using at-home bioreactors (think same thing as the 3D printing revolution, only applied to pathogens and living tissues).

There's no stopping it - the technology is growing rapidly (just like 3D printing).

They already do this but this open source the world mentality would make it easier to do.

The advantage to the open source method is that problems appear, and then are solved, more rapidly.

This is a proven fact - any given problem you have, if you crowdsource it, you will receive the solution to it faster than by any other method.

This goes for any potential existential threat as well - whether it's a viral outbreak, or some kind of WMD...or a world threatening AI.

The truth is that the biggest threat to the survival of our species is secrecy, since secrecy will drive all of these things underground (and thus out of sight) where no one will be able to respond to them.

Secrecy is death.

Open source is life.
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Georgia brings a copyright lawsuit against Carl Malamud—for publishing state laws.
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+John Gruenenfelder Disadvantage is that the wrong precedent might be set. But that's status quo ante.
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Last month a bill giving Jamaica the world's third-longest copyright term rocketed through the Parliament before libraries or users had any warning. The results won't even benefit Jamaicans, but will result in an influx of money to Hollywood.
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If we pay for media, the terrorists win.
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It's our last day at #OSCON's expo hall! Learn about EFF and even become a member (or renew!)
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Is it possible for those of us on monthly contribution to order that shirt?
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One major reason security vulnerabilities in cars don't get reported or fixed: the DMCA. We're trying to fix that.
Security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have once again exposed automobile security flaws that allow attackers to take over a vehicle’s crucial systems. In their latest work, they learned how an attacker could remotely control a car over the Internet.
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+Don Kyhotay Yes, that is the sad part; large businesses, especially car manufacturers can afford to silence criticism or disclosure by throwing a lot of money at the issue...
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A "golden key" that unlocks crypto backdoors for law enforcement and nobody else is nonsense, writes Sarah Jeong for Motherboard.
A backdoor to encryption, even if euphemistically rebranded as a “front door” or a “golden key,” is by definition a vulnerability.
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Time to Accept Science in CryptoWars
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From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990—well before the Internet was on most people's radar—and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.

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