Torrent Freak | Following a request from Hollywood-backed anti-piracy group BREIN, a Dutch bailiff has seized the bank account of a Pirate Bay proxy operator.
Mike Masnick | Congress is supposed to work for the public, not hide things away from the public. This isn't a situation where they're discussing classified info or plans -- but merely a bill focused on information sharing between the government and private companies. Any markup on CISPA needs to be public.
Tech Dirt | A recently passed nuisance control ordinance has spurred a citywide crackdown on house shows—concerts played in private homes, rather than in clubs.
Thomas L. Knapp | Media accounts claim that the latest non-government cyber-Armageddon — a Distributed Denial of Service attack on anti-spam service SpamHaus by unidentified attackers alleged by some to be acting on behalf of “pretty much anything goes” web host CyberBunker — reached such proportions that it may have actually slowed down the Internet in general.
Robert Taylor | Meaningful change in the direction of human freedom will not come from violent revolutions or the political process but through the circumvention of state power.
Torrent Freak | In ever-more futile efforts to ‘fix’ piracy, lots of methods have been tried, and it’s doubtful there are very many left, except the obvious one of giving consumers what they want.
Thomas L. Knapp | The Hill reports that “A draft cybersecurity bill circulating among House Judiciary Committee members would stiffen a computer hacking law used to bring charges against Internet activist Aaron Swartz.”
Torrent Freak | The band Ghost Beach is running a controversial billboard campaign in New York’s Times Square. With slogans such as “Piracy is Progress” and “Piracy is Robbery” they are encouraging other artists to speak their mind about copyright infringement.
Ron Arnold | Anonymous hero who exposed the global warming emails tells the world why he did it – and releases a huge final trove of secret conversations.
Press TV | The Anonymous hacking group says it has hacked into the website of Israel‘s Mossad spy agency, gaining access to top-secret documents.
JG Vibes | A new smartphone and Ipad application called "Open the Books" allows for a level of transparency in government spending that was never before possible.
RIA Novosti | New rocket launchers and super telescopes will help protect Russia from asteroids and comets, and a new national program to combat extraterrestrial threats could appear in Russia by late 2013. This was the topic of discussion at a roundtable held in Moscow in middle March.
Clark Kent | The Union of Jewish French Students (UEJF) has sued Twitter and is pursuing further court action after the social networking site declined to expose names of anti-Semitic tweet authors, despite a French court ruling commanding their identification.
Torrent Freak | Whether you’re in Iran or China and blocked from YouTube, Twitter or Facebook, or in the UK desperate to get back on The Pirate Bay, KAT or H33T, a new tool from researchers gives instant access to dozens of VPN services.
Shepard Ambellas | While certain nations claim to seek asteroid defense technologies, others might possess asteroid offensive technologies, the kind that leave no fingerprints and can be blamed on god.
Torrent Freak | This week at a grand press event the French Publishers Association announced their new anti-piracy portal ProtectionLivres.com.
Glyn Moody | Librarians can play an important role in any society that depends increasingly on access to information to function. One of their jobs is to help people find what they are looking for, in a neutral, objective way, without imposing their own ideas or values in the process.
Robyn Greene | The Propellerheads may have been talking about fashion trends when they sang that "to me it seems quite clear that it's all just a little bit of history repeating."
Julie Samuels | The project to challenge patent applications covering 3D printing technology is important not just because of the promise of that technology, but because we’re relying on a fairly new legal procedure called Preissuance Submissions.
John Light | For those who lack the resources, there will likely be community centers which offer voluntary assistance as the p2p economy grows and can support such charity work, and already there are libraries and meetup groups which offer similar free access to help.
Chris Matyszczyk | We aren't intelligent enough to see that "artificial intelligence" can't possibly be as much fun as the real intelligence that is creating it.
Intellihub | An Indiana neighborhood has been evacuated after a private corporate jet crashed into multiple different houses, spilling jet fuel all over the neighborhood.
WFPMan | While this appears to be a bit more serious than breaking into a university and downloading some JSTOR files as was the case with Aaron Swartz; we are starting to see a much more aggressive tone being taken by law enforcement in regards to information and intellectual property.
Dara Kerr | Years after the Los Angeles Times Web site was supposedly defaced by Anonymous, the U.S. government goes after a former employee who allegedly gave hackers the company's login and password.
John Light | Trust is the glue that holds communities together, and how trust is earned and lost in society is currently undergoing some radical changes.
Torrent Freak | The European Court of Human Rights has rejected an application to hear the cases of Peter Sunde and Fredrik Neij, two of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay.
Torrent Freak | In the last episode of the astonishing story of Prenda Law, a judge ordered the copyright trolls to appear in court Monday to face allegations of misconduct.
Torrent Freak | Kim Dotcom made a virtual appearance in the U.S. yesterday, at the SXSW festival in Austin. The Megaupload founder talked about the ongoing legal battle with the Government and is confident that he won’t end up in jail.
Torrent Freak | Data from Google reveals a big surge in searches for terms such as “BitTorrent VPN” and “BitTorrent proxy” over the past two weeks.
RT | Hackers have published what are alleged to be the personal financial records for several politicians and celebrities, including US Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder and musicians Jay-Z and Beyoncé.