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Privacy concerns make facebook the new bad guy

There was, for a time, a pretty clear moral hierarchy in the tech sector. Microsoft was the evil overlord, Apple the virtuous underling.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 28, 2010

Protecting liberty

Newspapers need to be stronger watchdogs about government attempts to intrude on individual rights.
Press Releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010

Instant messages

The immediacy of communicating personal information that Internet culture and high bandwidth provide is not part of the new exhibition at the Mills Gallery, which eschews digital technology altogether.
Cindy Bernard at the Mills Gallery, Do-Ho Suh at Tufts, ‘Human Nature(S)’ At The Worcester Art Museum  
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  December 05, 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

Evil genius

You’ve got to hand it to Dick Cheney, vice president and fictional MAXIMUM RULER OF THE UNIVERSE.
“Big Time” Cheney is completely shameless
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 27, 2007

Civil-liberties tug-of-war

An amazing thing about legislative bodies is their ability to take stands on just about anything.
State politicians take a national stand
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 20, 2007


The least you need to know

Gay Pride. It's a phase that has become almost meaningless in our contemporary culture.
By law, privacy can be a matter of where and when
By LISA KEEN  |  May 30, 2007


An argument can made that just as the Industrial Revolution was sparked in Rhode Island, so, too, did the withering of the Industrial Age.
Rhode Island is poised for a wireless leap forward with the first-in-the-nation statewide network
By MATT JERZYK  |  May 24, 2007

UMaine refuses to out downloading students

While the battle over file-sharing continues unabated on college campuses across the country, University of Maine officials have offered a new stance.
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  April 26, 2007

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

They're watching you

A guide for privacy for Mainers and beyond.
Bugged Levis, unauthorized sex tapes, leaked medical records — is nothing sacred anymore?
By SARA DONNELLY  |  August 30, 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