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Justice Department Drops Request for IP Addresses of 1.3 Million Visitors to Anti-Trump Site

The US Department of Justice is rescinding its request for IP logs that would have revealed visitors to a website used to plan a protest during …

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Sonos says users must accept new privacy policy or devices may "cease to function" | ZDNet

The sound system maker will not allow existing customers to opt-out of the new privacy policy.<p>Sonos has confirmed that existing customers will not be …

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Don’t kill net neutrality before making complaints public, groups tell FCC | Ars Technica

FCC now says it will release net neutrality complaints "as soon as we can."<p>The Federal Communications Commission is being pressured to release the …

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Bay Area, nation unite — briefly — to share eclipse

As the sun, moon and Earth briefly aligned on Monday, casting a dark shadow across the nation, a wide corridor of America came together to share the …

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The MPAA’s eternal struggle to make piracy uncool

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is used to backlash for its own campaigns against copyright infringement. But when it got heat for a …

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Dreamhost Crowd Funding Legal Action Against DOJ

Hosting company is opposing a demand from the Department of Justice to turn over every piece of information about every visitor to a political action …

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Hate Crimes Online: UK To Prosecute Internet, Real-Life Offenses Equally

Prosecutors in the United Kingdom are being encouraged to treat online hate crime with the same severity of hate crimes that are committed in person, …

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The 1st round of NAFTA renegotiations are done — but the outcome is a secret

The first round of re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement between the US, Canada, and Mexico began on Wednesday and is scheduled to last through Sunday. And the one thing we know about it is this: Despite promises in March by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (USTR) that the …

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen just discovered a long lost warship— and four other celebs with successful second careers

Steve Wozniak, Michael Jordan, Victoria Beckham and Michael Strahan all successfully re-invented themselves<p>He helped popularize the personal computer …

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2017 EFF Pioneer Award winners: Chelsea Manning, Mike Masnick and Annie Game

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced the winners of the 2017 Pioneer Awards, "which recognize leaders who are extending freedom and …

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EFF speaks out on neo-Nazi site removal, Bill Gates gives away billions

In this week's wrap-up, the Electronic Frontier Foundation warns that companies booting websites could lead to greater problems in the future. Also, a filing shows that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates donated $4.6 billion to charity.

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Tech companies shut down white nationalist sites

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR:</b> The events in Charlottesville also prompted a response from the tech …

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation issues a warning to companies banning hate groups

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a message for the tech companies that have been banning hate groups — be very careful.<p>The EFF, a nonprofit that focuses on "defending civil liberties in the digital world," published a post on Thursday night that warned against the precedents set by the …

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Daily Stormer Takedown Is ‘Dangerous’ for Free Speech, Says Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital advocacy group, has issued a lengthy statement critical of decisions by several web services companies …

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EFF criticizes tech companies for exiling neo-Nazi website

The digital rights organization says the same tactics could be used against other organizations.<p>A digital rights organization criticized companies that effectively blocked a neo-Nazi website from publishing on the web, saying the tactics used to silence hate speech could ultimately be used against …

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Electronic Frontier Foundation slams tech companies for banning neo-Nazis

The Electronic Frontier Foundation criticized tech companies that took action against white supremacist groups in the wake of deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>Quick to take a stand against hate groups, tech companies removed some neo-Nazi groups’ access to web servers and online …

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Internet rights group slams Google and GoDaddy's 'dangerous' decision to ban a neo-Nazi site

A prominent Internet rights group has condemned Google and GoDaddy for refusing to manage the domain registration for the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer.<p>The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit organization that defends digital civil liberties, issued a blistering statement on …

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Can white supremacist groups be blocked from raising money online? There's a campaign to try

For years, Richard Spencer’s white nationalist think tank, the National Policy Institute, was able to accept donations online through its PayPal account and through credit card payments processed by San Francisco start-up Stripe.<p>And those online channels accounted for the vast majority of NPI’s …

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Apple's iOS 11 update comes with a secret 'cop button' to disable Touch ID in a hurry

iOS 11 is currently in public beta and is set for release in full in the coming weeks.<p>A so-called 'cop button' has been added to the iPhone's latest …

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Google Play bans alternative social media site Gab for hate speech

Late last year, I reported on a new social network called Gab that was quickly gaining popularity. It was positioned as an alternative to the likes …

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Facebook's Challenge Of A Gag Order Over Search Warrants Will Get A Public Hearing

The company is challenging a court order that blocks it from telling users about search warrants for their information.<p>An appeals court in Washington, DC, has scheduled a public hearing next month for arguments on Facebook’s challenge to an order blocking the company from alerting users about …

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The Justice Department Goes Fishing in DreamHost Case

Do you use the internet? Are you interested in politics? Do you value your privacy? If you answered yes, you should be alarmed by the shockingly broad search warrant sought by the Justice Department, and approved by a judge in Washington, D.C., last month, targeting DreamHost, an internet hosting …

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DreamHost Sets Up Crowdfunding Page to Aid Trump Government Fight

The Los Angeles-based web host DreamHost, which is fighting the Department of Justice over its attempt to seize records of visitors to an anti-Donald …

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Electronic Frontier Foundation speaks out in favor of free speech after neo-Nazi websites are blocked

Following the violence that took place in Charlottesville last weekend, technology companies have done everything they can to distance themselves …

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Tech in the era of extremism: How the industry is grappling with its new political reality

Ride-hailing giant Uber sent a message to its riders and drivers expressing outrage over the deadly white nationalist demonstration in …

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Tech Tent: Web firms drop neo-Nazi site

Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent<p>Stream or download the latest Tech Tent podcast<br>• Listen to previous episodes on the BBC website<br>• Follow Tech Tent on Twitter<p><b>On Tech Tent this week, Silicon Valley agonises over whether service providers should have the power to kick an organisation off the</b> …

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Friday Morning Constitutional: BART Offering Cops $10K Signing Bonus

• Follow SFist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here• <i><br>Something Rotten</i> cracked …

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More Cisco drama as fight with Arista gets personal

<b>Top of the Order:</b><p><b>Ex-Family Feud:</b> It’s been a busy week for Cisco Systems. On Wednesday, the networking-equipment giant reported quarterly results …

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Feds Searching Record Number of Our Personal Devices at the Border

While doing research for my novel <i>Kill Big Brother</i> I had off-the-record conversations with men and women from U.S. intelligence agencies. I also …

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Government warrant threatens privacy and free speech of all web users

Regardless of your political views or web surfing habits, you should be concerned that the Justice Department got a warrant to require a web hosting …

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