18 Year Old Charged for Buying Drugs and Submachine Gun on the Darknet

At the heart of the internet, an 18-year-old was tempted to purchase illicit drugs and a submachine gun. This caught the attention of the authorities to put him behind bars. According to the criminal proceedings read at the court in Bamberg, the native of Hassfurt…

Cloudflare ♥ Open Source: upgrade to Pro Plan on the house

Happy Valentine’s Day, Internet! There’s a special place in our heart for all the open source projects that support the Internet and improve the lives of everyone in the developer community, and today seems like an appropriate time to express the gratitude we have for…

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…

When Trading Track Records Means Less Privacy

Sharing your personal fitness goals—lowered heart rates, accurate calorie counts, jogging times, and GPS paths—sounds like a fun, competitive feature offered by today’s digital fitness trackers, but a recent report from The Washington Post highlights how this same feature might end up revealing not just…