The Hypocrisy of AT&T’s “Internet Bill of Rights”

Last week AT&T has decided it’s good business to advocate for an “Internet Bill of Rights.” Of course, that catchy name doesn’t in any way mean that what AT&T wants is a codified list of rights for Internet users. No, what AT&T wants is to…

How Congress’s Extension of Section 702 May Expand the NSA’s Warrantless Surveillance Authority

Last month, Congress reauthorized Section 702, the controversial law the NSA uses to conduct some of its most invasive electronic surveillance. With Section 702 set to expire, Congress had a golden opportunity to fix the worst flaws in the NSA’s surveillance programs and protect Americans’…

The State of the Union: What Wasn’t Said

President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address last night was remarkable for two reasons: for what he said, and for what he didn’t say. The president took enormous pride last night in claiming to have helped “extinguish ISIS from the face of the…

Driving the Industry Forward – Intent-Based Networking Innovations

Last year, Cisco made history. Intent-based networking promised a revolution in network automation, advanced analytics and assurance, data security, and licensing. And we delivered! The Catalyst 9000 was recognized by CRN as the overall network product of 2017. Analysts, partners, and Wall Street are embracing…

Private Censorship Is Not the Best Way to Fight Hate or Defend Democracy: Here Are Some Better Ideas

From Cloudflare’s headline-making takedown of the Daily Stormer last autumn to YouTube’s summer restrictions on LGBTQ content, there’s been a surge in “voluntary” platform censorship. Companies—under pressure from lawmakers, shareholders, and the public alike—have ramped up restrictions on speech, adding new rules, adjusting their still-hidden…

It’s Time to Make Student Privacy a Priority

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Education held a workshop in Washington, DC. The topic was “Student Privacy and Ed Tech.” We at EFF have been trying to get the FTC to focus on the privacy risks of educational technology…

Local Communities Can Inject Desperately Needed Competition in the ISP Market

Last year we witnessed the elimination of critical privacy and network neutrality protections in the broadband market. But these moves would be less dangerous if we were able to vote with our wallets, and choose a provider that respected our privacy and didn’t engage in…

Santa Clara County Considers Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Disaster Response

The flood that displaced thousands of people in San Jose last year could have been far less devastating had local agencies been better prepared. Santa Clara County, which plays a key role in regional disaster response, is mulling the idea of using artificial intelligence to brace…

Encrypted On-Prem Connections to Public Clouds

Last time in this space I covered APIGee, a component of the Cisco and Google Hybrid Cloud announcement that enables legacy data stores to be front-ended by a modern, secure API with analytics and monitoring.  But if you have business logic running in the public…

CIA: Russian Military Hackers Behind NotPetya Attack

Cyberattack last June aimed to disrupt Ukraine’s financial system. The CIA has concluded that Russia’s GRU military spy arm waged the NotPetya data-wiping cyberattack on Ukraine in June of last year, according to a report late last week in The Washington Post.  NotPetya was deployed to appear…

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