[ via Boing Boing ] For every copy of uber-editor BBEdit bought directly from Bare Bones Software through 31 December 2002, the company will donate ten dollars to the Electronic Freedom Foundation. Someone should buy a copy for John Poindexter, eh?
Tag Archives: privacy
Annalee Newitz on Total Information Awareness: For some reason, TIA reminds me of a scene from the movie “Blue Velvet” in which evildoer Frank rapes damsel in distress Dorothy. As he subdues her, he screams, “Don’t look at me! Don’t you fucking look at me!” His power comes, in part, from his ability to look [...]
Update, via Lynn Anne Morse, the Corrant has removed the original article, and published a retraction. The library in question and the FBI say that a warrant had been served to look at the contents of a hard disk in connection with the investigation of an attempt to crack a business computer system in California. [...]
Jon Udell [I just discovered that I gave him an 'h' and left out an 'l'] thinks Digital IDs will reduce spam. I doubt it. We’ll just receive digitally signed spam from ‘legitimate’ senders. And there are worse things than spam which coercing people to acquire digital IDs will make worse: Microsoft and Palladium (sorry, [...]
[ via Cynthia Ward ] FOI advocates working with George Soros’ Open Society Institute, and The National Security Archive launched freedominfo.org, which describes best practices, lessons learned, and campaign strategies and tactics for freedom of information advocates around the world.
Bruce Sterling gave the closing keynote at Computers, Freedom and Privacy in San Francisco last Friday. It’s another great Sterling piece. This time he talks about going computerless at a technical conference (he wrote this talk out in longhand); Steven, the annoying Dell kid; corruption in Bollywood; desperation in Hollywood; why John Ashcroft doesn’t care [...]
Over at Dive Into Mark, he’s comparing the two web services offerings: Google and Amazon.
Harelink on wirless and privacy. So when is Bruce Scheiner going to do a cameo on Kevin and Kell?
Several trials of alternate polling systems in the UK this spring: voters in Liverpool and Sheffield will be able to vote by sending an SMS message from thier mobiles. In Swindon, voters can use their touch tone phones. Tyneside, Stevenage and Chorley will have a postal-only ballot.
Karen Cooper and Bruce Schneier’s topical holiday card. Can anyone read the artist’s signature?
Larry Ellison would like you to have a federal ID card. Let’s check out what his would list. And as Brad says, you should give to the EFF.
Phil Agre collected hundreds of URLs related to the WTC/Pentagon attacks. All the URLs are now archived in one place.
Privacy International’s FAQ on government issued identity cards.
[ via Privacy Digest ] Some crafty mod_rewrite foo to spoil the fun of address-harvesting web robots and spiders.
EU MPs are taking Echelon as a serious threat, and now encourage Europeans to use encryption.