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+ - PayPal freezes account of email encryption startup ProtonMail 1

Submitted by blottsie
blottsie (3618811) writes "PayPal has frozen more than $275,000 in donations to ProtonMail, claiming the email encryption startup may be illegal. A PayPal alert told ProtonMail that was unsure if ProtonMail has the necessary U.S. government approval to encrypt emails, as though anyone who encrypts needs a license to do so. Of course, it is absolutely legal to encrypt email. The freeze remains in place."

+ - What to do if police try to search your phone without a warrant

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blottsie (3618811) writes "The Supreme Court may have ruled this week that it is illegal for police to search your phone without a warrant. But just because that's the new rule doesn't mean all 7.5 million law enforcement officers in the U.S. will abide by it. This guide, put together with the help of the EFF and ACLU, explains what to do if a police officer tries to search your phone without a warrant. Of course, that doesn't mean they don't have other ways of getting your data."

+ - Is CrossFit using copyright to censor critics?->

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blottsie (3618811) writes "A Maryland-based attorney by day and satirical fitness video blogger by night, Elgin Mones falls squarely into category of people who dislike CrossFit.

In recent months, he has uploaded a series of videos slamming CrossFit to his YouTube channel, which is called Exercises in Futility. CrossFit complained, claiming the videos were in violation of the company’s copyright, and got YouTube to remove them—an act that Mones insists was motivated by a desire to silence his criticisms of the company."

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+ - 404-No-More project seeks to rid the Web of '404 not found' pages->

Submitted by blottsie
blottsie (3618811) writes "A new project proposes an do away with dead 404 errors by implementing new HTML code that will help access prior versions of hyperlinked content. With any luck, that means that you’ll never have to run into a dead link again. ...

The new feature would come in the form of introducing the mset attribute to the element in HTML, which would allow users of the code to specify multiple dates and copies of content as an external resource."

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+ - Meet the Krav Maga-fighting law professor behind U.S. 'revenge porn' laws->

Submitted by blottsie
blottsie (3618811) writes "Mary Anne Franks didn't set out to write “revenge porn” laws. She isn’t a victim, one of the countless women who has stomached the terrifying, jaw-dropping tip that her once-intimate photos are now online for anybody to see. She certainly never intended to split people into those who stand up for exploited women and those who stand absolutely for free speech on the Internet."
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