Judge Calls Prenda an “Ingenious Crooked Extortionate Operation”

Today was the long-awaited appeals court hearing in the ongoing Prenda saga. Almost exactly two years after Judge Otis Wright went sci-fi on Prenda and its principles, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held an appeals hearing requested by Prenda on the sanctions, and it was not a pretty day for Prenda. Today was the […]
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Should Anonymous Give Up

To many the decentralized nature of ‘Anonymous’ is a boon. There’s no head to lop off, no central point of contact. It’s also a detrement too, as any fool can jump up, shout something inflammatory and lead the mob on a rampage. They also like to hide behind anonymity, especially on services like Twitter, where […]
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Dotcom to Sell Out Digital Rights in the US

The announcement of launching a US arm to ‘the Internet Party’ (by Mega founder Kim Dotcom) seems, on its face, quite good news. A rich, media-savvy person who understands technology getting into the US political scene to stir things up and fight for digital rights, and freedoms; sounds great, right? The announcement of launching a […]
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ComputerCop, Parenting, And The Internet Age

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of news about ComputerCop, a piece of software, usually distributed by the police, or other law enforcement agency. The problem isn’t that ComputerCop doesn’t do what it says it’ll do. Instead the problem is that what it does, it does very very badly. I’ve been aware […]
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Human Rights No, Corporate Rights Yes?

It’s become a hallmark of British Government that they say one thing and do another. Rarely is it ever so cut-and-dried as with the current Conservative government. Much has been made over the last few weeks about the desires of the Prime Minister to leave the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Cameron has said he […]
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Comcast, TOR, and DeepDotWeb – The Truth

Now that the post-Dragon Con buzz has gone, and it’s time to start looking critically at the net, there was a piece that caught my eye when someone posted it. It was a link to a slashdot article, which says that Comcast is cracking down on TOR because it’s illegal. As I started to write […]
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