Dragon Con Videos: Journalism and Freedom of the Press in the Current Era

It’s time for another panel video from Dragon Con. This panel is Journalism and Freedom of the Press in the Current Era. It looked into the different challenges and problems facing journalism into 2017, from libel reform, to the rise of fake news and the backlash of that. It’s time for another panel video from […]
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Further Comments on Net Neutrality to the FCC’s Consultation

So, today was the deadline for the FCC’s badly named “Restoring Internet Freedom” consultation, before FCC Chairman Ajit Pai removes net neutrality, which has been the underpinning of the internet and enabled it to exist in the first place. So, today was the deadline for the FCC’s badly named “Restoring Internet Freedom” consultation, before FCC […]
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Wikileaks and Their Increasing Credibility Problem

Wikileaks is desperate to stay relevant, and to retain their credibility. Following their 2016 publication of DNC emails (which were blown out of both proportion and context for the sake of publicity) they’ve struggled to reconcile their original goal of promoting transparency and highlighting wrongdoing and criminal acts that have been covered up, with turning […]
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Comments to FCC on Net Neutrality 2017

If you need a bit of background on what the Net Neutrality battle is about, you can read the history of this specific battle (which started with a news story based on research I led) that I wrote last week. Or you can watch the video of me explaining and responding to some comments in […]
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A Brief history of How the Net Neutrality Fight Started

In the middle of summer 2007, I was contacted by my big boss at TorrentFreak, Ernesto van de Sar, to investigate a report he’d had. According to some reports on forums like DSLreports, Comcast users were having issues keeping or making BitTorrent connections, especially seeding, and could I take a look at it? So I […]
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Proposed DHS Rules May Cause the Deaths They Claim To Prevent

Back at the end of March, the Department of Homeland [in]Security issued rules stating that all electronics larger than a smartphone should be checked instead of kept in a carry-on on flights into the US from 10 airports or on 9 airlines from mainly Muslim countries in the middle east and north Africa. This was […]
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