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UK IP Chief Wants ISPs To Police Piracy Proactively 87 comments
NSA Worried About Recruitment, Post-Snowden 234 comments
Amazon Tests Delivery Drones At Secret Canada Site After US Frustration 204 comments
EU Commission Divided Over Nation-Specific Content Blocking 57 comments
EFF Questions US Government's Software Flaw Disclosure Policy 16 comments
Oops: World Leaders' Personal Data Mistakenly Released By Autofill Error 139 comments
Robots4Us: DARPA's Response To Mounting Robophobia 101 comments
Sign Up At irs.gov Before Crooks Do It For You 326 comments
Attempted Breach of NSA HQ Checkpoint; One Shot Dead 308 comments
Apple's Tim Cook Calls Out "Religious Freedom" Laws As Discriminatory 1146 comments
India Mandates Use of Open Source Software In Government 64 comments
Secret Service Plans New Fence, Full Scale White House Replica, But No Moat 175 comments
Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption 161 comments
FCC Chairman: Net Rules Will Withstand Court Challenge 84 comments
Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play For Carbon Credit Cash 210 comments
NSA: We Mulled Ending Phone Program Before Edward Snowden Leaks 140 comments
Australian Government Outlines Website-Blocking Scheme 58 comments
Europe Agrees On Regulatory Drone Framework 14 comments
European Commission Will Increase Use of Open Source Software 37 comments
Taxpayer Subsidies To ULA To End 42 comments
UK Licensing Site Requires MSIE Emulation, But Won't Work With MSIE 158 comments
Iowa's Governor Terry Branstad Thinks He Doesn't Use E-mail 299 comments
Notel Media Player Helps North Koreans Skirt Censorship 54 comments
US Air Force Overstepped In SpaceX Certification 71 comments
Quebec Plans To Require Website Blocking, Studies New Internet Access Tax 237 comments
GAO Denied Access To Webb Telescope Workers By Northrop Grumman 133 comments
Australia Passes Mandatory Data Retention Law 124 comments
Amazon Blasts FAA On Drone Approvals, Regulations 60 comments
European Commission Proposes "Digital Single Market" and End To Geoblocking 137 comments
Gen Con Threatens To Leave Indianapolis Over Religious Freedom Bill 886 comments
New Bill Would Repeal Patriot Act 186 comments
Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Law Against Posting 'Offensive' Content Online 54 comments
Draconian Australian Research Law Hits Scientists 149 comments
Public Records Request Returns 4.6M License Plate Scans From Oakland PD 110 comments
Feds Attempt To Censor Parts of a New Book About the Hydrogen Bomb 341 comments
$1B TSA Behavioral Screening Program Slammed As "Junk Science" 224 comments
First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive 317 comments
Finland To Fly "Open Skies" Surveillance Flight Over Russia 103 comments
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Introduces the Doomsday Dashboard 92 comments
Leaked Snowden Docs Show Canada's "False Flag" Operations 202 comments
Costa Rica Goes 75 Days Powering Itself Using Only Renewable Energy 317 comments
UK Government Admits Intelligence Services Allowed To Break Into Any System 107 comments
WHO Report Links Weed Killer Ingredient To Cancer Risk 179 comments
FTC's Internal Memo On Google Teaches Companies a Terrible Lesson 121 comments
In Response to Pollution Spike, Paris Temporarily Halves Traffic By Decree 198 comments
Government Spies Admit That Cyber Armageddon Is Unlikely 70 comments
ISPs Worry About FCC's 'Future Conduct' Policing 130 comments
FTC: Google Altered Search Results For Profit 232 comments
German Vice Chancellor: the US Threatened Us Over Snowden 337 comments
NZ Customs Wants Power To Require Passwords 200 comments
Why Is the Grand Theft Auto CEO Also Chairman of the ESRB? 128 comments
Obama: Maybe It's Time For Mandatory Voting In US 1089 comments
To Avoid NSA Interception, Cisco Will Ship To Decoy Addresses 296 comments
The Pirate Party Now the Biggest Party In Iceland 136 comments
UK's GCHQ Admits To Using Vulnerabilities To Hack Target Systems 57 comments
Feds Fine Verizon $3.4 Million Over 911 Service Outage Issues 65 comments
UK Chancellor Confirms Introduction of 'Google Tax' 342 comments
Sloppy Biosafety Procedures Found At Federal Disease Center 21 comments
Australia May Introduce Site Blocking To Prevent Copyright Infringement 85 comments
White House Proposal Urges All Federal Websites To Adopt HTTPS 155 comments
White House Office of Administration Not Subject to FOIA, Says White House 334 comments
Judicial Committee Approves FBI Plan To Expand Hacking Powers 79 comments
Politics Is Poisoning NASA's Ability To Do Science 416 comments
How Police Fight To Keep Use of Stingrays Secret 140 comments
ICE Tells Reporter Its Secretive Drone Program Isn't Newsworthy 50 comments
Top-Secret US Replica of Iran Nuclear Sites Key To Weapons Deal 94 comments
Cuba Approves First Public Wi-Fi Hub In Havana 33 comments
UN Backs Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign 190 comments
Senator: 'Plenty' of Domestic Surveillance We Still Don't Know About 107 comments
How To Execute People In the 21st Century 1081 comments
FAA Says Ad-Bearing YouTube Drone Videos Constitute "Commercial Use" 239 comments
Mass Surveillance: Can We Blame It All On the Government? 123 comments
IBM Reported To Be Developing Blockchain-Based Currency Transaction System 78 comments
Obama Administration Wants More Legal Power To Disrupt Botnets 67 comments
FCC Posts Its 400-Page Net Neutrality Order 347 comments
California Looking To Make All Bitcoin Businesses Illegal 224 comments
New Evidence Strengthens NSA Ties To Equation Group Malware 129 comments
Clinton Regrets, But Defends, Use of Family Email Server 609 comments
South African Government Issues Plans To Censor Internet 82 comments
Sugar Industry Shaped NIH Agenda On Dental Research 54 comments
CIA Tried To Crack Security of Apple Devices 119 comments
Secret Service Testing Drones, and How to Disrupt Them 66 comments
Clinton's Private Email System Gets a Security "F" Rating 315 comments
Obama Administration Claims There Are 545,000 IT Job Openings 348 comments
NSA Director Argues For "Red Button" Autonomy Against Unattributed Cyber-Attacks 107 comments
State Employees Say Rules Prevent Open "Climate Change" Discussion In Florida 366 comments
Chinese Government Takes Down Anti-Pollution Documentary "Under The Dome" 87 comments
FTC Announces $50k In Prizes For Robocaller Trap Software 79 comments
Indian Gov't Wants Worldwide Ban On Rape Documentary, Including Online 356 comments
GSM/GPS Tracking Device Found On Activist's Car At Circumvention Tech Festival 143 comments
Come and Take It, Texas Gun Enthusiasts (Video) 367 comments
House Republicans Roll Out Legislation To Overturn New Net Neutrality Rules 550 comments
Anthem Blocking Federal Auditor From Doing Vulnerability Scans 116 comments
Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens? 734 comments
US Marshals Service Refuses To Release Already-Published Stingray Info 90 comments
French Nuclear Industry In Turmoil As Manufacturer Buckles 384 comments
FTC Targets Group That Made Billions of Robocalls 97 comments
Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car? 362 comments
White House Threatens Veto Over EPA "Secret Science" Bills 517 comments
New Zealand Spied On Nearly Two Dozen Pacific Countries 129 comments
Has the Supreme Court Made Patent Reform Legislation Unnecessary? 99 comments
Snowden Reportedly In Talks To Return To US To Face Trial 671 comments
Deutsche Telecom Calls For Google and Facebook To Be Regulated Like Telcos 106 comments
Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement 62 comments
Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules 538 comments
Feds Admit Stingray Can Disrupt Bystanders' Communications 194 comments
Interactive Edition of the Nuclear Notebook 52 comments
Secret Memo Slams Canadian Police On Inaccurate ISP Request Records 18 comments
Oracle Sues 5 Oregon Officials For 'Improper Influence' 83 comments
Under US Pressure, PayPal Stops Working With Mega 136 comments
NSA Spying Wins Another Rubber Stamp 87 comments
Verizon Posts Message In Morse Code To Mock FCC's Net Neutrality Ruling 391 comments
FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules 631 comments
Schneier: Everyone Wants You To Have Security, But Not From Them 114 comments
Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics 394 comments
Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average 280 comments
The Groups Behind Making Distributed Solar Power Harder To Adopt 374 comments
Use Astrology To Save Britain's Health System, Says MP 320 comments
Gemalto: NSA and GCHQ Probably Hacked Us, But Didn't Get SIM Encryption Keys 99 comments
Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules 599 comments
FBI Offers $3 Million Reward For Russian Hacker 66 comments
Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill 437 comments
NSA Director Wants Legal Right To Snoop On Encrypted Data 406 comments
NSA, GHCQ Implicated In SIM Encryption Hack 155 comments
Iran Allows VPNs To Make Millions In Profit 57 comments
Will Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Support Cryptocurrency In Greece? 253 comments
L.A. School Superintendent Folds on Laptops-For-Kids Program 139 comments
Homeland Security Urges Lenovo Customers To Remove Superfish 134 comments
Crystal Pattern Matching Recovers Obliterated Serial Numbers From Metal 133 comments
US State Department Can't Get Rid of Email Hackers 86 comments
800,000 Using HealthCare.gov Were Sent Incorrect Tax Data 211 comments
Federal Court: Theft of Medical Records Not an 'Imminent Danger' To Victim 149 comments
When It Comes To Spy Gear, Many Police Ignore Public Records Laws 78 comments
How NSA Spies Stole the Keys To the Encryption Castle 192 comments
Fedcoin Rising? 127 comments
The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill 116 comments
The Burden of Intellectual Property Rights On Clean Energy Technologies 145 comments
US May Sell Armed Drones 131 comments
MN Legislature Introduces Amendment To Protect Electronic Communications 46 comments
Obama Says He's 'A Strong Believer In Strong Encryption' 220 comments
Oregon Residents Riled Over Virtually Staff-free Data Centers Getting Tax-breaks 158 comments
Federal Study: Marijuana Use Doesn't Increase Auto Crash Rates 328 comments
How "Omnipotent" Hackers Tied To NSA Hid For 14 Years and Were Found At Last 115 comments
FAA Proposes Rules To Limit Commercial Drone Use 119 comments
Cubans Allowed To Export Software and Software Services To the US 166 comments
How Big Telecom Tried To Kill Net Neutrality Before It Was Even a Concept 62 comments
California Floats Conditional Approval For Comcast/TWC Merger 65 comments
Unearthing Fraud In Medical Trials 80 comments
Tech Industry In Search of Leadership At White House Cyber Summit 44 comments
Iowa Wants To Let You Carry Your Driver's License On Your Phone 232 comments
FBI Can't Find Its Drone Privacy Reports 78 comments
The Blind Spots In the Nuclear Test Monitoring System 39 comments
Russia Seeking To Ban Tor, VPNs and Other Anonymizing Tools 215 comments
US Gov't To Withdraw Food Warnings About Dietary Cholesterol 180 comments
FBI Attempts To Prevent Disclosure of Stingray Use By Local Cops 85 comments
Jeb Bush Publishes Thousands of Citizens' Email Addresses 255 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Will It Take To End Mass Surveillance? 239 comments
Arkansas Declares a High School CS Education State of Emergency 120 comments
DEA Hands MuckRock a $1.4 Million Estimate For Responsive Documents 136 comments
Silk Road Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty After Federal Sting 215 comments
Free-As-In-Beer Electricity In Greece? 690 comments
Canadian Supreme Court Rules Ban On Assisted Suicide Unconstitutional 231 comments
NYPD Creates Fake Social Media Profiles To Track Loud Parties, Underage Drinking 135 comments
Utah Cyberattacks, Up To 300 Million Per Day, May Be Aimed At NSA Facility 58 comments
TurboTax Halts E-filing of State Tax Returns Because of Potential Fraud 119 comments
Bipartisan Bill Would Mandate Warrant To Search Emails 103 comments
UK's Most Secretive Court Rules GCHQ Mass Internet Surveillance Was Unlawful 44 comments
Some Hackers Unknowingly Gathering Intel For the NSA 69 comments
Dept. of Justice Blesses IEEE Rules On Injunctions and Reasonability 32 comments
Confirmed: FCC Will Try To Regulate Internet Under Title II 379 comments
Site Launches To Track Warrant Canaries 159 comments
Hundreds Apply For FAA Drone Licenses 90 comments
Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements 412 comments
FBI Put Hactivist Jeremy Hammond On a Terrorist Watchlist 127 comments
FAA Could Extend Property Rights On the Moon Through Regulation 283 comments
Big Telecoms Strangling Municipal Broadband, FCC Intervention May Provide Relief 204 comments
New Jersey Gov. Christie: Parents Should Have Choice In Vaccinations 740 comments
Google Avoids Fine In UK But Will Change Its Privacy Policies 57 comments
DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Gun Shows Using License Plate Readers 577 comments
Nuclear Safety Push To Be Softened After US Objections 224 comments
Obama Proposes One-Time Tax On $2 Trillion US Companies Hold Overseas 825 comments
The NSA Is Viewed Favorably By Most Young People 307 comments
Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change 458 comments
Mathematicians Uncomfortable With Ties To NSA, But Not Pulling Back 181 comments
Tech Companies Worried Over China's New Rules For Selling To Banks 127 comments
Safety Review Finds Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Site Was Technically Sound 176 comments
US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 To Replace Air Force One 293 comments
FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband 430 comments
Drone Maker Enforces No-Fly Zone Over DC, Hijacking Malware Demonstrated 165 comments
Snowden Documents: CSE Tracks Millions of Downloads Daily 103 comments
Comcast Pays Overdue Fees, Offers Freebies For TWC Merger Approval 77 comments
FCC Prohibits Blocking of Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots 129 comments
FCC Fines Verizon For Failing To Investigate Rural Phone Problems 94 comments
Valve's Economist Yanis Varoufakis Appointed Greece's Finance Minister 328 comments
"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms 397 comments
White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap 236 comments
Researchers Tie Regin Malware To NSA, Five Eyes Intel Agencies 95 comments
DEA Cameras Tracking Hundreds of Millions of Car Journeys Across the US 152 comments
EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance 282 comments
Comcast Ghost-Writes Politician's Letters To Support Time Warner Mega-Merger 181 comments
Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law 313 comments
Germany Plans Highway Test Track For Self-Driving Cars 90 comments
Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed 392 comments
Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition 255 comments
Ed Felten: California Must Lead On Cybersecurity 80 comments
SpaceX, US Air Force Settle Spy Sat Dispute 80 comments
Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky 120 comments
Why We Still Can't Really Put Anything In the Public Domain 99 comments
China Cuts Off Some VPNs 222 comments
Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps 307 comments
Science By Democracy Doesn't Work 497 comments
Doomsday Clock Could Move 145 comments
US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax 667 comments
Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites 204 comments
FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN 385 comments
A State-By-State Guide To Restrictive Community Broadband Laws 160 comments
Microsoft Outlook Users In China Hit With MITM Attack 35 comments
NSA Hack of N. Korea Convinced Obama NK Was Behind Sony Hack 181 comments
NSA Prepares For Future Techno-Battles By Plotting Network Takedowns 81 comments
Cuba's Pending Tech Revolution 122 comments
Feds Operated Yet Another Secret Metadata Database Until 2013 102 comments
Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications 562 comments
What Africa Really Needs To Fight Ebola 83 comments
European Countries Seek Sweeping New Powers To Curb Terrorism 219 comments
Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture 316 comments
US/UK Will Stage 'Cyber-Attack War Games' As Pressure Against Encryption Mounts 77 comments
Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now 441 comments
Pirate Activist Shows Politicians What Digital Surveillance Looks Like 81 comments
Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking 179 comments
Uber Suspends Australian Transport Inspector Accounts To Block Stings 299 comments
US Government Lurked On Silk Road For Over a Year 129 comments
IEEE: New H-1B Bill Will "Help Destroy" US Tech Workforce 484 comments
NSA Official: Supporting Backdoored Random Number Generator Was "Regrettable" 106 comments
Obama Planning New Rules For Oil and Gas Industry's Methane Emissions 202 comments
Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US 417 comments
UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications 329 comments
Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs 496 comments
Obama Proposes 30-Day Deadline For Disclosing Security Breaches 125 comments
FBI Access To NSA Surveillance Data Expands In Recent Years 52 comments
How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting 480 comments
Canada's Copyright Notice Fiasco: Why the Government Bears Responsibility 73 comments
Several European Countries Lay Groundwork For Heavier Internet Censorhip 319 comments
US Lawmakers Push For a Permanent Ban On Internet Access Taxes 100 comments
Nuclear Waste Accident Costs Los Alamos Contractor $57 Million 166 comments
Canadian Government Steps In To Stop Misleading Infringement Notices 103 comments
Inside North Korea's Naenara Browser 159 comments
MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack 319 comments
Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License 412 comments
FCC Favors Net Neutrality 255 comments
Over 30 Uber Cars Impounded In Cape Town 160 comments
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