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Save The Internet! with Popular Resistance

Advance elements of the banner-holding, demonstrating wing of the “Save The Internet” movement met tonight at Marx Cafe for beers, music, and an update about recent welcome ‘net neutrality’ news (and a look ahead to the next few weeks) from … Continue reading

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One month left in the Battle for Net Neutrality

What is net neutrality?  It’s the idea that no bit of data on the Internet highways and byways is more privileged than the next.  The ACLU puts it this way: it’s what makes the Internet “a place where you can … Continue reading

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Protect Your Digital Privacy: On the Phone

Recent reports in the Washington Post indicate that Skype is no longer the service of choice for people who value their privacy in conversations over the phone or the computer. The Post reports that since being acquired by Microsoft, the … Continue reading

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Protect Your Digital Privacy: People Power with PGP

If one were looking for an example of how one person was able to change the world for the better with technology, one need look no farther than Philip Zimmerman. Zimmerman earned his place in history in 1991, when he … Continue reading

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Protect Your Digital Privacy: Email Pt. 1 (S/MIME)

Using encryption for correspondence in America is older than the country and as American as apple pie, so much so that Thomas Jefferson even invented an encryption device during the Revolution and later used it for dispatches while he was … Continue reading

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2011 in review

What the heck — WordPress.com prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog,  have a look. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,400 times in 2011. If it were … Continue reading

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Protect Your Digital Privacy: WiFi

Coffee houses have a historical caché as the place where revolutions are born, but today they are also one of the easiest places for the authorities or others to eavesdrop on your electronic communications. Broadband wireless, or WiFi, is not … Continue reading

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Protect Your Digital Privacy: Passwords

In George Orwell’s 1984, Winston Smith finally comes undone and betrays the person about whom he cares most when he is confronted with the thing of which he is most afraid. No matter how otherwise secure an encryption algorithm is, … Continue reading

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Protect Your Digital Privacy: Browser Security

The Revolution Will Be Facebooked It might seem hard to believe that Ben Ali’s Tunisian dictatorship tried to nip the Arab Spring in the bud by stealing Facebook passwords. Yet as the revolution spread by message and image on the … Continue reading

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Protect Your Digital Privacy: Introduction

The two most potent weapons to protect your digital privacy are a strong dose of common sense and encryption, i.e. scrambling digital data so that the only people who can read it are people authorized with a key or a … Continue reading

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