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FBI: Burning Man Testing Ground For Free Speech, Drugs ... and New Spy Gear 137 comments
US Weighs Sanctioning Russia As Well As China In Cyber Attacks 64 comments
Cities Wasting Millions of Taxpayer's Money In Failed IoT Pilots 145 comments
Google Facing Fine of Up To $1.4 Billion In India Over Rigged Search Results 149 comments
Where the Tech Industry's Political Donations Are Going 125 comments
"McKinley" Since 1917, Alaska's Highest Peak Is Redesignated "Denali" 377 comments
CenturyLink Takes $3B In Subsidies For Building Out Rural Broadband 197 comments
Assange Says Harrods Assisting Metro Police in 'Round-the-Clock Vigil' 260 comments
Chris Christie Proposes Tracking Immigrants the Way FedEx Tracks Packages 559 comments
Germany Wants Facebook To Obey Its Rules About Holocaust Denial 706 comments
Croatian Party Advocates Government Adoption of Open Source 29 comments
Federal Court Overturns Ruling That NSA Metadata Collection Was Illegal 149 comments
German Intelligence Traded Citizen Data For NSA Surveillance Software 67 comments
Docs: Responding To Katrina, FBI Made Cell Phone Surveillance Its Priority 84 comments
Kansas Secretary of State Blocks Release of Voting Machine Tapes 283 comments
North Dakota Legalizes "Less Than Lethal" Weapon-Equipped Police Drones 180 comments
More Cities Use DNA To Catch Dog Owners Who Don't Pick Up Waste 175 comments
"Sensationalized Cruelty": FCC Complaints Regarding Game of Thrones 194 comments
Countries Gaming Carbon Offsets May Have Dramatically Increased Emissions 152 comments
California Bill Would Dramatically Limit Commercial Drones 192 comments
Court: FTC Can Punish Companies With Sloppy Cybersecurity 86 comments
Judge Rules That Inglewood, California Cannot Copyright Public Videos 67 comments
FBI Informant: Ray Bradbury's Sci-fi Written To Induce Communistic Mass Hysteria 282 comments
Mostly Theater? Taking Aim At White House 'We the People' Petitions 68 comments
Judge Orders State Dept, FBI To Expand Clinton Email Server Probe 303 comments
Proposed Rules Would Require Gov't Registration For Malaysian Press Sites 39 comments
City of Munich Struggling With Basic Linux Functionality 394 comments
Jeb Bush Comes Out Against Encryption 494 comments
San Jose May Put License Plate Scanners On Garbage Trucks 258 comments
Evidence That H-1B Holders Don't Replace US Workers 414 comments
Former Russian Troll Wins Lawsuit Against Propaganda "Factory" 49 comments
Former Rep. Louis Stokes, the Man Who Saved the Space Station, Dies At Age 90 50 comments
FCC Fines Smart City $750K For Blocking Wi-Fi 188 comments
US No-Fly List Uses 'Predictive Judgement' Instead of Hard Evidence 264 comments
Virginia Ditches 'America's Worst Voting Machines' 393 comments
The Network Is Hostile 124 comments
F-35 Might Be Outperformed By Fourth-Generation Fighters 732 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To "Prove" a Work Is Public Domain? 213 comments
Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Is Now Chairing Lessig's Presidential Bid 119 comments
AT&T Helped the NSA Spy On Internet Traffic 82 comments
London Deploys Cycle Superhighways Despite "Old Men In Limos" 258 comments
SAP Paid Bribes To Panamanian Officials 72 comments
Time Runs Out On Sweden's Sexual Assault Charges Against Julian Assange 226 comments
Tel Aviv Has Become a "Beta City" For New Technology 86 comments
Massachusetts Embraces Philanthropy-Funded K-12 CS Education 38 comments
Clinton Surrendering Email Server/Data To Feds After Top Secret Mail Found 676 comments
The NSA's Philosopher 95 comments
Prosecutors Op-Ed: Phone Encryption Blocks Justice 392 comments
Lawrence Lessig Wants To Run For President So He Can Resign 458 comments
Finnish Politician Suggests Embedding Chips In Citizens To Protect the Welfare State 312 comments
Scotland To Ban GM Crops 361 comments
Congressional Black Caucus Begs Apple For Its 'Trade Secret' Racial Data 337 comments
Dr. Frances Kelsey, Who Saved American Babies From Thalidomide, Dies At 101 278 comments
North Korea Is Switching To a New Time Zone 236 comments
4th Circuit Holds That Obtaining Extended Cell-Site Records Requires a Warrant 37 comments
NBC Report: Russian Hackers Behind Attack On Pentagon Mail System 81 comments
India Adopts Comprehensive Open Source Policy 19 comments
U.K. Government Seeking To End Reliance On Oracle 190 comments
Parts of SOPA Hiding Inside a Boring Case About Invisible Braces 174 comments
How Boing Boing Handled an FBI Subpoena Over Its Tor Exit Node 104 comments
FAA Has Approved More Than 1,000 Drone Exemptions 62 comments
Counterterrorism Expert: It's Time To Give Companies Offensive Cybercapabilities 220 comments
Obama Unveils Major Climate Change Proposal 413 comments
Tesla Presses Its Case On Fuel Standards 291 comments
DoD Ditches Open Source Medical Records System In $4.3B Contract 186 comments
China To Impose Export Control On High Tech Drones and Supercomputers 67 comments
Questioning the Dispute Over Key Escrow 82 comments
Germany Won't Prosecute NSA, But Bloggers 111 comments
Two Years Later, White House Responds To 'Pardon Edward Snowden' Petition 608 comments
Police Shut Down Anti-Violence Fundraiser Over Rapper's Hologram 298 comments
Fiat Chrysler Hit With Record $105 Million Fine Over Botched Recalls 83 comments
Modernizing the Copyright Office 49 comments
Plan To Run Anti-Google Smear Campaign Revealed In MPAA Emails 256 comments
Senate Passes 'No Microsoft National Talent Strategy Goal Left Behind Act' 132 comments
An Interview With Hacking Team's CEO 80 comments
Secret Service Agents Stake Out the Ugliest Corners of the Internet 169 comments
Don't Bring Your Drone To New Zealand 272 comments
Criminal Inquiry Sought Over Hillary Clinton's Personal Email Server 434 comments
France To Reduce Reliance On Nuclear Power 484 comments
"Breaking Bad" At the National Institute of Standards and Technology 98 comments
FTC Accuses LifeLock of False Advertising Again 54 comments
FBI's Hacks Don't Comply With Legal Safeguards 64 comments
There Is No "Next Great Copyright Act", Remain Calm 93 comments
Report: US Military Is Wasting Millions On Satellite Comms 154 comments
Despite Triage, US Federal Cybersecurity Still Lags Behind 36 comments
IT Workers Training Their Foreign Replacements 'Troubling,' Says White House 305 comments
Antineutrino Detectors Could Be Key To Monitoring Iran's Nuclear Program 79 comments
Data Store and Spying Laws Found Illegal By EU Court 64 comments
Ask Slashdot: Opinions on the State Breaking Its Own Law Against Employee Misclassification? 165 comments
Scientology Group Urged Veto of Mental Health Bill 265 comments
NSA Releases Open Source Security Tool For Linux 105 comments
US House Committee Approves Anti-GMO Labeling Law 446 comments
Citizenfour Director Sues To Find Out Why She Was Detained Every Time She Flew 334 comments
Macon-Bibb County Government Wants $5.7 Million Drone Fleet For Emergencies 87 comments
America's Technical Debt 165 comments
Anonymizing Wi-Fi Device Project Unexpectedly Halted 138 comments
Iran Has Signed a Nuclear Accord 459 comments
Hillary Clinton Takes Aim At 'Gig Economy' 432 comments
Encryption Rights Community: Protecting Our Rights To Strongly Encrypt 140 comments
Barney Frank Defends Political Hypocrisy, Game Theory Explains It 191 comments
Snoopers' Charter Could Mean Trouble For UK Users of Encryption-Capable Apps 174 comments
Making FOIA-Requested Data Public: Too Much Transparency For Journalists? 139 comments
FTC Officials Looking Into Apple's Streaming Business Model, Say Sources 53 comments
The Guardian Looks At Hacking Team's Client List, Internal Communications 35 comments
Amnesty International Seeks Explanation For 'Absolutely Shocking' Surveillance 112 comments
The Rise of the New Crypto War 91 comments
SpaceX Rocket Failure Cost NASA $110 Million 204 comments
The Uber Economy Needs a New Category of Worker 273 comments
Iowa Makes a Bold Admission: We Need Fewer Roads 285 comments
More Than 22 Million People's Data Compromised By OPM Hack 67 comments
French Government IT Directorate Supports ODF, Rejects OOXML 75 comments
Microsoft Offers Washington a Bargain: More State Taxes, For More Education 161 comments
Hacking Team Breach Leaks Zero-Days, Renews Fight To Regulate Cyberweapons 123 comments
Senate Advances Plan To Make Email and Social Sites Report Terror Activity 139 comments
Running a Town Over Twitter 80 comments
Crypto Experts Blast Gov't Backdoors For Encryption 102 comments
The IT Containers That Went To War 65 comments
Eric Holder Says DoJ Could Strike Deal With Snowden; Current AG Takes Hard Line 194 comments
Software Devs Leaving Greece For Good, Finance Minister Resigns 431 comments
Chilling Effect of the Wassenaar Arrangement On Exploit Research 30 comments
Proposed Regulation Could Keep 3D-printed Gun Blueprints Offline For Good 423 comments
Silicon Valley Is Filling Up With Ex-Obama Staffers 211 comments
Greece Rejects EU Terms 1307 comments
Researcher Who Reported E-voting Vulnerability Targeted By Police Raid in Argentina 116 comments
Trolls No Longer Welcome In New Zealand 270 comments
Can New Chicago Taxes On Netflix, Apple, Spotify Withstand Legal Challenges? 188 comments
UK Government Illegally Spied On Amnesty International 109 comments
Cameron Asserts UK Gov't Will Leave No "Safe Space" For Private Communications 260 comments
Cuba Connecting Universities With Fiber 56 comments
Federal Wiretaps Down Slightly, Encryption Impact Decreases 24 comments
NASA To Waste $150 Million On SLS Engine That Will Be Used Once 141 comments
Surveillance Court: NSA Can Resume Bulk Surveillance 161 comments
White House Lures Mudge From Google To Launch Cyber UL 23 comments
Test Pilot: the F-35 Can't Dogfight 843 comments
The Underfunded, Disorganized Plan To Save Earth From the Next Giant Asteroid 88 comments
How Uber Takes Over a City 230 comments
BBC Curates The "Right To Be Forgotten" Links That Google Can't 146 comments
Despite Regulatory Nod, Cheap Ebola Test Still Undeployed 25 comments
79% of Airbnb Listings In Barcelona Are Illegal 104 comments
Supreme Court Ruling Supports Same-Sex Marriage 1083 comments
Editor of 'Reason' Discusses Federal Subpoena To Unmask Commenters 144 comments
Supreme Court Upholds Key Obamacare Subsidies 591 comments
France, Up In Arms Over NSA Spying, Passes New Surveillance Law 80 comments
Why We Need Certain Consumer Drone Regulations 176 comments
Judge Orders Dutch Government To Finally Take Action On Climate Promises 242 comments
Elon Musk Probably Won't Be the First Martian 169 comments
WikiLeaks: NSA Eavesdropped On the Last Three French Presidents 136 comments
US Securities and Exchange Commission Hunting Insider Trading Hackers 20 comments
New Snowden Leaks Show NSA Attacked Anti-Virus Software 98 comments
Australia Passes Site-Blocking Legislation 57 comments
The US Navy's Warfare Systems Command Just Paid Millions To Stay On Windows XP 192 comments
Louisiana Governor Vetoes License Plate Reader Bill, Citing Privacy Concerns 131 comments
"Vision Zero" Aims To Eliminate Traffic Fatalities In San Diego 203 comments
Swedish Investigators Attempt Assange Interview; Wikileaks Makes Major Release 154 comments
Mayday PAC's Benjamin Singer Explains How You can Help Reform American Politics (Video) 233 comments
Dallas Police Falsely Credit TrapWire System For Arrests 31 comments
Is the End of Government Acceptance of Homeopathy In Sight? 668 comments
In 6 Months, Australia Bans More Than 240 Games 136 comments
Security Oversights and Complacency Set the Stage For Killers' Escape 80 comments
Schneier: China and Russia Almost Definitely Have the Snowden Docs 157 comments
UK's Legalization of CD Ripping Is Unlawful, Court Rules 301 comments
Near Misses Lead To More Consumer Drone Legislation 164 comments
FCC Votes To Subsidize Broadband Connections For Low-Income Households 283 comments
Shuttleworth Loses $20m Battle With S. African Reserve Bank Over Expatriated Funds 117 comments
Encryption Would Not Have Protected Secret Federal Data, Says DHS 142 comments
British Government Instituted 3-Month Deletion Policy, Apparently To Evade FOIA 86 comments
E-Detective Spy Tool Used By Police and Governments Has Major Security Holes 64 comments
FCC To Fine AT&T $100M For Throttling Unlimited Data Customers 205 comments
Privacy Advocates Leave In Protest Over U.S. Facial Recognition Code of Conduct 161 comments
US Lawmakers Demand Federal Encryption Requirements After OPM Hack 91 comments
FDA Bans Trans Fat 851 comments
Julian Assange To Be Interviewed In London After All 262 comments
Remote Massachusetts Towns Welcome Broadband's Arrival 90 comments
Glen Greenwald: Don't Trust Anonymous Anti-Snowden Claims 222 comments
North Korea Blocks Data Access For Foreigners 28 comments
US Teen Pleads Guilty To Teaching ISIS About Bitcoin Via Twitter 312 comments
Amazon Publishes Opaque Transparency Report 22 comments
Report: Russia and China Crack Encrypted Snowden Files 546 comments
Germany Abandons Investigation Into NSA Spying on Chancellor Merkel 81 comments
France Claims Right To Censor Search Results Globally 337 comments
SF86 Data Captured In OPM Hack 173 comments
Trade Bill Fails In the House 413 comments
Congress Decides To Delay US-Launched Astronauts, Keep Using Russian Services 173 comments
FCC Nixes PayPal's Forced Robocalls Plan 122 comments
Appeals Court Rejects ISP Stay of Neutrality Rules 53 comments
WA Gov. Sides With Microsoft: Philanthropy-Funded K-12 CS Education Now the Law 166 comments
Inspectors Warn Faulty Valves In New-Generation EPR Nuclear Reactor Pose Meltdown Risk 126 comments
Fake Mobile Phone Towers Found To Be "Actively Listening In" On Calls In UK 122 comments
Whitehouse Mandates HTTPS For Government Sites and Services 111 comments
German Parliament May Need To Replace All Hardware and Software To Stop Malware 189 comments
NASA Releases Massive Climate Change Data Set 310 comments
US Tech Giants Ask Obama Not To Compromise Encryption 108 comments
Congress: We Didn't Know the FBI Was Creating a Small Surveillance 'Air Force' 106 comments
White House Asks FISA Court To Ignore 2nd Circuit's Decision On Bulk Surveillance 165 comments
Wassenaar Treaty Will Hamper Bug Bounties 35 comments
US Tech Companies Expected To Lose More Than $35 Billion Over NSA Spying 236 comments
Emails Show How Industry Lobbyists Basically Wrote The Trans-Pacific Partnership 226 comments
US Army Website Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army 116 comments
TSA Fails To Find Links To Terrorism of Airport Workers 166 comments
Microsoft Will Help Iowa Caucuses Go High-Tech 71 comments
Cuba Forms a CS Professional Society -- It's No ACM 43 comments
Anti-TPP Website Being Blacklisted 180 comments
Librarians As the First Line of Privacy Defense 51 comments
US Bombs ISIS Command Center After Terrorist Posts Selfie Online 286 comments
How Does Musk's Government Funding Compare To Competitors? 216 comments
Edward Snowden: the World Says No To Surveillance 176 comments
Microsoft Lets EU Governments Inspect Source Code For Security Issues 143 comments
US Office of Personnel Management Hacked Again 73 comments
Governments of the World Agree: Encryption Must Die! 221 comments
Presidential Candidate Lincoln Chaffee Proposes That US Go Metric 830 comments
Leaked TISA Documents Reveal Privacy Threat 145 comments
Facebook Sued In US Court For Blocking Page In India 100 comments
Investors Ask How Much Google Spends On Lobbying 81 comments
Why Is It a Crime For Dennis Hastert To Evade Government Scrutiny? 510 comments
Senate Passes USA Freedom Act 294 comments
FBI Is Behind Mysterious Flights Over US Cities 167 comments
Professional Russian Trolling Exposed 276 comments
Cybersecurity and the Tylenol Murders 74 comments
Patriot Act Spy Powers To Expire As Rand Paul Blocks USA Freedom Act Vote 500 comments
How Elon Musk's Growing Empire is Fueled By Government Subsidies 356 comments
Orange County Public Schools To Monitor Students On Social Media 166 comments
The Patriot Act May Be Dead For Good 218 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Happens If We Perfect Age Reversing? 692 comments
FCC Proposes To Extend So-Called "Obamaphone" Program To Broadband 413 comments
US Justice Department Urges Supreme Court Not To Take Up Google v. Oracle 223 comments
Thanks To the Montreal Protocol, We Avoided Severe Ozone Depletion 141 comments
California Is Giving Away Free Solar Panels To Its Poorest Residents 272 comments
The Marshall Islands, Nuclear Testing, and the NPT 69 comments
Obama Asks Congress To Renew 'Patriot Act' Snooping 389 comments
SpaceX Cleared For US Military Launches 62 comments
Russian Space Agency Misused $1.8 Billion, May Be Replaced 94 comments
IRS: Personal Info of 100,000 Taxpayers Accessed Illegally 85 comments
British Politicians Delete Negative Wikipedia Descriptions Before Election 121 comments
Privacy Behaviors Changed Little After Snowden 113 comments
EU Drops Plans For Safer Pesticides After Pressure From US 156 comments
Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment 743 comments
Amazon Decides To Start Paying Tax In the UK 243 comments
TPP Fast Track Passes Key Vote In the Senate, Moves On To the House 98 comments
NSA-Reform Bill Fails In US Senate 135 comments
California Votes To Ban Microbeads 247 comments
WSJ Crowdsources Investigation of Hillary Clinton Emails 231 comments
The Body Cam Hacker Who Schooled the Police 161 comments
What Was the Effect of Rand Paul's 10-Hour "Filibuster"? 385 comments
Security Researchers Wary of Wassenaar Rules 34 comments
Academics Build a New Tor Client Designed To Beat the NSA 63 comments
US Proposes Tighter Export Rules For Computer Security Tools 126 comments
Do Russian Uranium Deals Threaten World Supply Security? 102 comments
Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet As Industry Points To New Copyright Notice System 224 comments
US Levels Espionage Charges Against 6 Chinese Nationals 100 comments
Australian Law Could Criminalize the Teaching of Encryption 208 comments
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