In a bizarre move, the South Australian government has banned anonymous online comments about election issues. We asked Gamers4Croydon candidate Kat Nicholson what she thinks.
on 02/03/2010 – Made popular on 02/03/2010
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Media Freedom and Information Access Practicum (MFIA) at Yale Law School filed a friend-of-the-court brief today urging the Illinois Court of Appeals to block the unmasking of an anonymous online critic of a local political candidate.
The critic, commenting on a story on the website of a suburban Chicago [...]
At first glance Incognito may seem suited only for the extremely paranoid, because of the totality of tools it offers to hide your online presence. But those tools, each designed to mask a certain aspect of your online activity, have been around for quite a while.
Written by: David Heath | Published in: SecurityIn a protest against mooted federal data retention laws, hackers claiming to represent the international hacktivist group Anonymous defaced ten Queensland government websites over the past few days. They threaten more is to come.
Don’t let what happened to the director (actually, former director) of a very powerful government agency make you think that engaging in anonymous email activities is impossible. It is, though, as with all things involving digital security, it can never be 100%.
This story of government overreach is so outrageous that we have to re-iterate that it is, in fact, real: the State of Minnesota has banned popular free online education site, Coursera, and has sent warning notices to its institutional partners, such as Stanford and Princeton, for providing high-quality instruction without paying a registration fee.