John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018

With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF’s founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, John Perry Barlow, passed away quietly in his sleep this morning. We will miss Barlow and his wisdom for decades to come, and he will always be an integral…

Artificial Intelligence is a big threat to humans, Alibaba founder Jack Ma says

Davos: Jack Ma, the high-profile technocrat, and founder of Alibaba, thinks that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a big threat to human beings. At the sidelines of the  World Economic Forum in Davos, he visioned that machines would replace humans in several aspects in the near-future.  Alibaba’s…

A German hacker offers a rare look inside the secretive world of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange looks out a window at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London in May. Assange has been confined to the embassy since 2012. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images) LONDON — The passengers stepping off the Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt, Germany, last month head straight for…

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