Editor’s Pick While reverse engineering is protected as fair use, Snapchat is using DMCA Section 1201 to tell one programmer his app based on a reverse engineering of Snapchat needs to be shut down.
Another social network tracking your every move sounds like a bad thing, but with Twitter it actually isn’t.
Major privacy advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation spoke up about top secret government surveillance program PRISM today saying there might be more programs like it waiting to be uncovered.
Editor’s Pick CISPA author Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) says he hasn’t heard of one U.S. company that opposes CISPA. We’ve heard of four.
Looks like CISPA, which was recently voted through committee, may have to go back to the drawing room floor as the White House threatens to veto it.
The proposed changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act spurred more than just angry tweets. The EFF and others are calling for people to rise up and flood congressmen with CFAA reform demands.
President Obama signed the extension of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act over the weekend, which will now expire in 2017.
Big dogs like Google, Facebook, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and now the Motion Picture Association of America have all filed briefs in an obscure copyright case currently being heard by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. At stake: what does a service have to do when a takedown notice is filed, and should that site have an additional burden to block repeat offenders?
Twitter has been tap-dancing around foreign governments’ demands to remove tweets, as VentureBeat’s Jennifer Van Grove reported this week. Now the company has made public the 4,411 takedown notices Twitter has received in the U.S. under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Hundreds of New York techies are gathered on 3rd Avenue and 49th Street, below trees strewn with holiday lights, waving signs and handing out flyers. “Stop SOPA, Pass on PIPA” they chanted.
Vint Cerf, Esther Dyson, Jim Gettys and a score or two of Internet’s progenitors have written an open letter to Congress protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). The move follows an open letter published in several newspapers yesterday by several top technology executives in protest of the same bills.
A handful of Internet service providers (ISPs) in the U.S. are redirecting search traffic around specific keywords to brands’ websites, presumably for affiliate marketing revenue.