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The world is watching

You are being watched.
If you don't want the government, big industry, and some 15 year old to know your secrets, you're shit out of luck. And so far no one knows what to do about it.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 24, 2010


"It's quite simple, really," Dr. Branom tells Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange . "We're just going to show you some films."
One local video editor has build a following paying homage to Hollywood's coolest directors. So why is YouTube all up in his grill?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 18, 2009

A legal setback for Charlie

Free speech has won in the struggle between the MBTA and three MIT undergrads who claim to have uncovered flaws in the T’s electronic fare-collection system.
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  August 20, 2008

Ring of fire

An ugly squabble between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the nation’s biggest phone companies has, in one nasty blow, recast the image of all the entities involved.
The deadbeat FBI fails to pay its phone bills and jeopardizes its wiretapping program
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  January 23, 2008

UMaine refuses to out downloading students

University of Maine officials are opposing recording-industry efforts against alleged illegal downloading of music.
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  April 18, 2007

Phoenix reaps NEPA glory

The Phoenix newspapers and were major winners in this year’s New England Press Association (NEPA) Better Newspaper Competition.
It's all about us
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  February 14, 2007


What will a Democratic Congress mean for digital freedom?

The Democrats’ sudden ascension to power in both houses of Congress for the first time since 1994 is undeniably good news for a host of progressive causes.
Electronic blue
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 14, 2006

Justice Department tries to dismiss EFF’s wiretapping suit

As we learn more and more about the scope and extent of the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping program, we’re also learning — to the surprise of precisely no one — how difficult it will be to challenge such domestic espionage in court.
Grapevine justice
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 17, 2006

I'll be watching you

When Conrad Chase, director of Barcelona’s Baja Beach Club, asked his VIP customers if they wanted a microchip implanted in their arms, many of them didn’t think twice.
A new tracking technology could make today’s debates about warrantless spying seem quaint  
By VANESSA CZARNECKI  |  May 04, 2006

Little Red ’Net

February 15 was a squirmy day for officials at Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, and Cisco.
The battle for Internet freedom will not end with China
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  March 10, 2006

Frontier justice

Log on. Check your Gmail. Click the URLs your friend just sent. One’s a blog entry about electronic voting machines, the other is a news story about warrantless wiretapping. Grit your teeth.
As the Internet and other shifting technologies dominate our lives, is the EFF the new ACLU?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 09, 2006