EPIC Urges Congress to Regulate the Internet of Things

In advance of a hearing on the Internet of Things (IoT), EPIC wrote to Congress on the need for privacy and security regulations for IoT consumer products. EPIC explained that regulation is necessary “because neither the manufacturers nor the owners of those devices have incentive…

EPIC Testifies Before Safety Commission on IoT Privacy Hazards

EPIC testified before the Consumer Product Safety Commission at the hearing on “The Internet of Things and Consumer Product Hazards.” EPIC International Law Counsel Sunny Kang urged the Commission to focus on privacy and security. EPIC’s Kang told the Commission that “IoT is the weakest…

The Senate Voted to Stand Up for Net Neutrality, Now Tell the House to Do the Same

The Senate has voted to restore the 2015 Open Internet Order and reject the FCC’s attempt to gut net neutrality. This is a great first step, but now the fight moves to the House of Representatives. The final Senate vote was 52 to 47 in…

Prime suspect of a massive CIA hack has finally been identified — but strangely, the U.S. isn’t charging him

… how Tor, software that allows anonymous communication on the internet, “was … CIA’s Engineering Development Group, which designed the hacking tools used by … Group and included descriptions and instructions for the use of agency hacking … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Prime suspect of…

Red Alert for Net Neutrality: Tell Congress to Save the Open Internet Order

In December, the FCC voted to end the 2015 Open Internet Order, which prevented Internet service providers (ISPs) like AT&T and Comcast from violating net neutrality principles. A simple majority vote in Congress can keep the FCC’s decision from going into effect. From now until…

Why Am I Getting All These Terms of Service Update Emails?

Anyone looking at their inbox in the last few months might think that the Internet companies have collectively returned from a term-of-service writers’ retreat. Company after company seem to have simultaneously decided that your privacy is tremendously important to them, and collectively beg you take…

The Big Lie ISPs Are Spreading in State Legislatures is That They Don’t Make Enough Money

In their effort to prevent states from protecting a free and open Internet, a small handful of massive and extraordinarily profitably Internet service providers (ISPs) are telling state legislatures that network neutrality would hinder their ability to raise revenues to pay for upgrades and thus…

How racist hackers tried to ruin odds for black teens in NASA science contest

… contest votes, users on the anonymous internet forum 4chan tried to … students wouldn’t win. The anonymous posters used racial epithets, argued … recommended computer programs that would hack the voting system to give … on social media. Prominent black activists and organizations, including…

Three black teens are finalists in a NASA competition. Then hackers spewing racism tried to ruin their odds.

… votes, users on 4chan — an anonymous Internet forum where users are … students wouldn’t win. The anonymous posters used racial epithets, argued … recommended computer programs that would hack the voting system to give … on social media. Prominent black activists and organizations,…