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Revenge of the Clipper Chip?

This NYTimes article discusses a bill which the Obama administration is proposing to submit to congress. The general background of the bill is that evolving technology has made it more difficult for law enforcement to conduct effective wiretaps and other intercepts because much of the targeted communication now takes place on the Internet and is [...]

Cash not Credit

It’s all about who gets to see the money. Episode 4 of Chapter 9 of Carabella’s Online Comic is here! Written by Gerard Jones and drawn by Mark Badger Buy itfrom NBM here Privacy Activism

Celebrate the Freedom to Read: Read a Banned Book! (ACLU)

Celebrate the Freedom to Read: Read a Banned Book!: Via Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union. Saturday marked the start of Banned Books Week, an annual event that celebrates the First Amendment and the freedom to read. For the uninitiated, Banned Books Week is a time when we reflect upon [...]

Click Liverpool (UK): GuestScan hotel blacklist blasted by privacy campaign

Click Liverpool reports on a privacy controversy in the United Kingdom. Nonprofit advocacy group Privacy International is urging a government investigation of “a Bristol based company keeping a national blacklist of nightmare hotel guests.” The new website GuestScan.com allows hotel owners to share information about “known or potential troublemakers” in an online hall of shame [...]

Something new between us and our Calvins

In a move to monitor inventory in its stores, Wal-Mart will launch an item-level Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) inventory tracking program starting August 1st, 2010.  In its first phase, the system will track individual pairs of jeans, socks and underwear.  The items will be tagged with removable RFID tags that can be read from a [...]

British ISP Sky Broadband Cuts Off ACS:Law

British ISP Sky Broadband Cuts Off ACS:Law: Via Slashdot: Your Rights Online. An anonymous reader writes “British ISP Sky Broadband cuts off ACS:Law and refuse to cooperate after at least 4,000 of their customers’ information was carelessly leaked. According to Sky Broadband, ‘We have suspended all co-operation with ACS:Law with immediate effect. This suspension will [...]