Category: #lawandpolitics

  • Links to remember on PRISM and Snowden

    Hi, What we’re seeing in Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Washington Post andother select publications is the birth of new threat models – not justfor activists but for all of civil society, parliamentarians, companiesand more. This is a threat model that “many have known” and yet at thesame time, there is clearly new stuff. For one […]

  • Prism Documents

    _ Greetings Netizens, and Citizens of the world. Anonymous has obtained some documents that “they” do not want you to see, and much to “their” chagrin, we have found them, and are giving them to you.These documents prove that the NSA is spying on you, and not just Americans. They are spying on the citizens […]

  • Moxie gets mail (from Saudi-Arabia)

    we are working in defining a way to deal with all such requirements from regulator and it is not only for Whatsapp, it is for whatsapp, line, viber, twitter etc.. So, what we need your support in is the following: is there any technical way that allow for interception these traffic? Is there any company […]

  • We live in an Information Age: What does that actually mean?

    For the vast majority of people, digital changes happen outside of their conscious perception. They are merely confronted with constantly changing demands and requirements for their social life: They need ‘DigiD’s’ for their communication with government institutions; they feel the need to own a smartphone and maintain a Facebook page to keep in touch with […]

  • Bitcoin – The Libertarian Introduction

    Bitcoin shackles a government and forces it to subsist only on what it can tax openly and legitimately borrow, but unlike a gold standard, Bitcoin doesn’t require any official status to become a standard. The market can arrive at the standard sans government approval, again because it works elegantly both for storage and transfer and […]

  • Pseudonymous data should not be exempted from data protection

    Whether a data record refers to me by name, or by email address, or by a strong pseudonym that cryptographically prevents the pseudonym to be linked to me does not really matter. The data refers to me, and the data will be used, within that context, to judge me, make decisions about me, etc. via […]

  • What’s wrong with the kids these days? | PUSCII blog

    A lot has changed since the days when the people around Hacktic set up and defined the Dutch hacker scene. The Hang Out made way for a variety of hackerspaces; Hacktic itself is long dead (who needs dead trees to communicate nowadays anyway?) and the crew organizing OHM2013 is a completely different one from the […]

  • Conversation with Eleanor Saitta

    On this week’s show James Butler is joined by Eleanor Saita (@Dymaxion) as they discuss networks, technology, undead institutions, the state-form and the ‘coming crisis’.   Listen on Soundcloud #dymaxion #lawandpolitics #lookingforsolutions #networkpolitics

  • How Facebook could get you arrested

    While Facebook might be more effective than police in predicting crime, it cannot be allowed to take on these policing functions without also adhering to the same rules and regulations that spell out what police can and cannot do in a democracy. We cannot circumvent legal procedures and subvert democratic norms in the name of […]

  • Fight for your digital rights

    The Internet is what we make it, and is constantly being recreated by organizations, companies, and countries with specific interests and agendas. Either we fight for a seat at the table, or the future of the Internet becomes something that is done to us. Read this great article here #lawandpolitics #lookingforsolutions