Pirate Party

Free Expression Activist and Poet Birgitta Jónsdóttir Joins EFF’s Advisory Board

EFF is thrilled to welcome Birgitta Jónsdóttir as a Technical Advisor on our Advisory Board. The founder of Iceland’s Pirate Party and a former …

Activism

Rick Falkvinge: ‘Bitcoin Will Have Enormous Political Effects in the Middle East’

We sat down with Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the first ever Pirate Party in Sweden, and discussed decentralization, Bitcoin, privacy, and the …

Middle East

Urban beach set to make a return to the high street this weekend

A popular “seaside” attraction is set to make a return on Teesside this weekend.<p>After making waves last year, Stockton’s high street will host a …

Sculpture

Drone makes an awkward landing near Angela Merkel at campaign rally | South China Morning Post

A small drone that hovered over a campaign rally by German Chancellor Angela Merkel before crash-landing in front of her was a protest by the upstart …

Angela Merkel

Danish parliament speaker shunned by Icelandic MPs

Kkærsgaard on Wednesday gave a speech at the Thingvellir, a historic site and national park near Reykjavik that was the location of Iceland’s Althing …

Europe

The EU just rejected legislation that threatened the open internet

The European Union rejected a piece of controversial legislation today (July 5) that would have made it harder for companies like Wikipedia and Google to distribute content online.<p>The proposed law, known as the Copyright Directive, was meant to modernize online copyright law, but drew criticism …

European Parliament

Controversial Copyright Directive Approved by EU Legal Affairs Committee

The European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee has voted to approve a proposed directive on copyright.<p>The idea is to modernize the rules governing the digital single market.<p>The controversial Article 13 would require all digital platforms to filter content for copyright infringements.<p>Artists and …

Technologie

Már Másson Maack, Author at The Next Web

All stories by Már<p>EU votes for memes ban and censorship machines — what now?<p>The European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs just voted 'yes' on highly controversial parts of the EU's new Copyright ...<p>Már Másson Maack<p>The EU’s disastrous Copyright Reform, explained by its lovers and haters<p>The EU’s …

Europe

Daily Deal: Amazon Web Services Certification Training Mega Bundle

With 8 courses (50+ Hours), the Amazon Web Services Certification Training Mega Bundle is your one-stop to learn all about cloud computing. The …

Amazon Web Services

WIPO Didn't Want The Pirate Party To Observe Its Efforts, But Happy To Include A Group Whose Mission Is To Battle Space Lizards

You may recall five years ago how WIPO -- the World Intellectual Property Organization, a UN body that is famous for its maximalist and expansionary …

Intellectual Property

Game of Drones: StarCraft II politics

Fighting elections with video games - we speak to man behind a political StarCraft tournament.<p>On April 13, Sweden's political parties took to the …

Starcraft

Pirate Party Urges Swedish Govt to Stop ‘Copyright Troll’ Invasion

In recent years, millions of file-sharers around the world have been ordered to pay significant settlement fees, or face legal repercussions.These …

Trolling

New Excuses to Get Out of Kids’ Birthday Parties

1<p>“Hi! Thank you all so, so much for the invite! Please accept our heartfelt apologies that we won’t be in attendance at Leo’s Gourmet Bakery Junior …

Pop Music

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World<p>A British lesbian won the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner in a landmark decision Wednesday by the top court in the …

Religion

2nd Pirate Party ASUC senator resigns this year, leading to vote recount

In fall 2017, campus senior Jonathan Allen secured a seat in the ASUC Senate after the resignation of former senator Sunny Aggarwal. This spring, …

Student Journalism

‘Soccer’ derives from which word? The Weekend quiz

From a bear to Baby D, test your knowledge with the Weekend quiz<p><b>1</b> Which singer leapt to her death from the Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome?<b><br>2</b> On a coin, what do the letters FD stand for?<b><br>3</b> What is South America’s only native bear?<b><br>4</b> “Soccer” derives from which word?<b><br>5</b> Which artificial flowers are …

Lifestyle (UK)

Iceland will use more electricity mining bitcoins than powering homes

Bitcoin prices may have plunged in the first months of 2018, but the cryptocurrency craze is still burning bright—and using up a lot of electricity in the process.<p>Some headlines have claimed that bitcoin mining worldwide uses more electricity than all of Denmark or Ireland, while others argue that …

Hydroelectric Power

Iceland may use more electricity mining bitcoin than powering homes this year

Iceland may soon use more electricity to mine bitcoin than it uses to power every home, according to an Icelandic energy expert.<p>The energy used by Iceland's bitcoin mining market is experiencing "exponential growth," and data centers may use more energy than all of the country's homes in 2018, …

Bitcoin Mining

Icelandic Lawmaker Floats Bitcoin Mining Tax

An Icelandic lawmaker has suggested imposing a new tax on bitcoin mining companies.<p>Speaking with Associated Press, Smari McCarthy of the Icelandic …

Bitcoin

Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland

KEFLAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland is expected to use more energy "mining" bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its …

Finance

Politicians and cyber security experts at Swedish defence conference fooled by fake Wi-Fi network

According to the Pirate Party Youth, between 80 and 100 people at the conference connected to the open network they set up with a name designed to …

Cybersecurity

Pirate Bay founder slams Netflix and Spotify in illegal streaming plea

<b>Peter Sunde, one of the founders of popular torrenting database The Pirate Bay</b><i>,</i> <b>is calling for online piracy to be redefined and made legal – as he</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Iceland's Pirate Party wants to legalise cannabis for medical use

There were a lot of sad faces today when Iceland lost to Nigeria at the World Cup match this afternoon. Iceland still has a chance to get past Group …

Cannabis

New 'Pirate Party' Themed Park Opening In Temecula

The public park now features a towering pirate ship, an octopus climber, an "accelerator" swing and more.<p>TEMECULA, CA — The City of Temecula will …

Temecula

Former ASUC Senator replaced by Pirate Party’s Jonathan ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Allen

Campus senior Jonathan “Bitcoin Jesus” Allen has taken former ASUC Senator Sunny Aggarwal’s seat after Aggarwal resigned last month because he was no …

Student Journalism

Bitcoin Classic Shuts Down As Staff Claim Bitcoin Cash Will Rule ‘In 6 Months’

<b>Disclaimer:</b> In light of feedback received about this article, Cointelegraph would like to reiterate that Bitcoin Classic is not the original Bitcoin …

Bitcoin Cash

Upstart Pirate Party Remixes Czech Politics

Group becomes main center-left opposition in parliament, drawing socially liberal voters who reject anti-immigrant and establishment parties alike<p>PRAGUE—Voters have tossed out established parties in favor of upstarts in a string of recent European elections, but nowhere with as much gusto as in the …

World News

Pirates, Democracy, and the Digital Revolution

AS AMERICAN DEMOCRACY seems to take another downward bend in its own death spiral with each passing week, the United States might learn a few things …

Books

Iceland Coalition Talks Collapse as Center-Left Efforts Fail

Iceland’s president is giving political parties more time to discuss possible coalitions after Left Green Movement leader Katrin Jakobsdottir failed …

Europe

What Can We Learn From Iceland’s Pirate Party?

<b>Listen to Episode 861 of Slate’s The Gist:</b><p>Advertisement<p>Birgitta Jónsdóttir has an unusual background for a politician: She’s a poet and a free-speech …

Terrorism