Pete Ashdown: ISP owner who stood up to NSA says govt should follow law if it wants to keep secrets

rt.com As US broadband giants betray customer privacy in the name of profit, the owner of a Utah-based internet company has stood up for his customers’ privacy, refusing to compromise his personal or professional integrity for warrantless wiretapping. Pete Ashdown… Continue Reading

Panel seeks to fine tech companies for noncompliance with wiretap orders

Ellen Nakashima Washington Post A government task force is preparing legislation that would pressure companies such as Face­book and Google to enable law enforcement officials to intercept online communications as they occur, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar… Continue Reading

Here’s what an actual “six strikes” copyright alert looks like

by Cyrus Farivar arstechnica.com Earlier this week, the Copyright Alert System (CAS)—better known as “six strikes”—finally debuted. Both Verizon and Comcast activated the service on Wednesday. The new system is funded by a group known as the Center for Copyright… Continue Reading

This Internet provider pledges to put your privacy first. Always.

Declan McCullagh news.cnet.com Nicholas Merrill is planning to revolutionize online privacy with a concept as simple as it is ingenious: a telecommunications provider designed from its inception to shield its customers from surveillance. Merrill, 39, who previously ran a New… Continue Reading