Tribute To James Dolan, Co-Creator Of SecureDrop; Tragically Passed Away

By Trevor Timm, Freedom.press -

Beyond a couple references on our website, that New Yorker story is virtually all that is in the public domain about James’s involvement in the project—and that’s how he preferred it. James was [...]

Snowden’s New App Turns Phones Into Home Security Systems

By Andy Greenberg, Wired.com -

YOUR DIGITAL SECURITY, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The world's most sensitive users of technology, like dissidents, activists, or [...]

‘Shrinking The Technosphere’ Review

By Frank Kaminski, Islandbreath.blogspot.com -

When the average person thinks about technology, the first thing that comes to mind isn't a family dog or cat. Nor would one likely consider a flock of chickens, a packet of seeds or a sack of [...]

TSA Facial Recognition; Part Of Growing Biometric Surveillance System

By Michael Maharrey, activistpost.com -

By Michael Maharrey for Activist Post - The federal government plans to use a TSA program advertised as a way to avoid lines at airport security checkpoints to harvest photos and other biometric [...]

Madrid As A Democracy Lab

By Bernardo Gutierrez, www.opendemocracy.net -

By Bernardo Gutierrez for Open Democracy - During the occupation of Puerta del Sol in Madrid in 2011, the hackers at the core of Madrid's 15M developed a platform for anyone to make political [...]

As Sessions Promises Drug War Escalation, Listen To Drug War Prisoners

By Doran Larson, www.theconversation.com -

By Doran Larson for The Conversation - Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced a return to a pre-Obama policy of seeking maximum penalties for all drug crimes, including low-level, [...]

190+ Engineers & Tech Experts Tell FCC It’s Dead Wrong

By Karl Bode, www.techdirt.com -

By Karl Bode for Tech Dig - There's now 11 million comments on the FCC's plan to kill net neutrality, a record for the agency and a significantly higher output than the 4 million comments the FCC [...]

World’s Young Face $535 Trillion Bill For Climate

By Tim Radford, www.climatenewsnetwork.net -

By Tim Radford for Climate News Network - LONDON, 19 July, 2017 – One of the world’s most famous climate scientists has just calculated the financial burden that tomorrow’s young citizens will [...]

Building The Networked City From The Ground Up With Citizens

By Bianca Pick, www.magazine.ouishare.net -

By Bianca Pick for Oui Share Magazine - One key point is access to housing. The government is not only tracking down big banks that leave apartments empty but also confronting platforms like [...]

Tree Biotech Conference Disrupted Amidst Week Of Protest

By Staff, www.stopgetrees.org -

By Staff of The Campaign to Stop GE Trees - Concepción, Chile – Today the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 2017 Tree Biotechnology Conference was forced to cancel its [...]

Prepare Now: Artificial Intelligence To Take Jobs Defeat Human Intelligence

By Karla Lant, www.futurism.com -

By Karla Lant for Futurism - Researcher Katja Grace at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute and a team surveyed 1,634 of the leading artificial intelligence researchers from [...]

California Court Upholds Berkeley Cellphone Warning

By Derrick Broze, www.activistpost.com -

By Derrick Broze for Activist Post - On Friday, a Ninth Circuit panel of judges ruled in favor of a Berkeley, California law which requires retailers to display warnings about the possibility of [...]

VW’s Environmental Settlement Includes 400 EV Fast Charging Stations

By James Ayre, www.cleantechnica.com -

By James Ayre for Clean Technica - As part of its court settlements with with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Volkswagen will build around [...]

Sharing Economy: It Takes More Than A Smartphone

By Steven Gorelick, www.localfutures.org -

By Steven Gorelick For Local Futures - I ran into my friend Rick the other day in a small town near our homes in northern Vermont. He was just coming out of the bookstore, holding a pink plastic [...]

Law Enforcement’s Possible Use Of Surveillance Tech At Standing Rock

By Stephanie Lacambra, www.eff.org -

By Stephanie Lacambra for EFF - One of the biggest protests of 2016 is still underway at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, where Water Protectors and their allies are fighting [...]