Archive for the 'Censorship' Category

Sad Day For Net Users In NZ As Goverment Internet Filter Goes Live

According to an article on Scoop Independent News New Zealand has joined the ranks of nations with really aggressive, secret internet filters operated by the government. Apparently two NZ ISPs, Maxnet and Watchdog, have already implemented the filter and three more, Telstra Clear, Telecom and Vodafone have stated that they will be implementing it.  Only […]

EFF Calls On FCC To Close Net Neutrality Loopholes

As the FCC continues to work on it’s Net Neutrality rules, the issue of loopholes was inevitable.  Sooner or later it had to turn up.  The EFF has filed comments with the FCC urging them to address this before it gets out of control because if it does, the RIAA, MPAA and Hollywood’s big content […]

Here’s Your Chance To Tell The FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has recently proposed net neutrality rules to ensure that the Internet is free from blocking, censorship and discrimination by telecom companies Cable companies and large ISP’s. In a nutshell, Net Neutrality means that Internet providers should treat all Internet traffic the same and forward data packets on a first come, first […]

Kaspersky CEO Wants To End Online Anonymity

I just saw this little gem on Slashdot this morning: Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of well-known computer security company Kaspersky Labs, is calling for an end to the anonymity of the Internet, and for the creation of mandatory ‘Internet passports’ for anyone who wishes to browse the Web The very first thought I had after reading […]

TI Upset Because Hobbyists Cracked The 83+ OS Signing Key

Texas Instruments (TI) calculators have for a long time been a subject of hobbyist interest.  In particular is the TI-83.  However TI has long been known to be very uncooperative to say the least.  Recently news came out that somebody has managed to crack the RSA signing key for the programmable calculator’s operating system. This […]