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Internet freedom around the world has declined for the fourth year in a row, as more countries introduce aggressive online censorship measures, according to a new report.
Freedom on the Net 2014, the fifth-annual report released by independent watchdog organization Freedom House last week, found that of the 65 countries assessed, 36 experienced a negative trajectory in online freedom between May 2013 and May 2014. This was due to factors such as blocked social networks, aggressive online…
Tech giants like Apple and Amazon, as well as media companies and civil rights advocacy groups, are standing behind Microsoft as it wages a legal battle that could have a big impact on digital privacy in the United States and abroad.
The U.S. government is trying to force Microsoft to turn over an individual customer’s emails that are stored on servers in Ireland. The case relates to drugs and money laundering, but the name of the account holder’s identity and nationality are not known.
When Nellie Mead and Teresa Espinosa conceived their daughter, they did it without sex, a fertility clinic or medical supervision. Instead, Espinosa injected a friend’s sperm into a menstrual cup she bought at a drugstore. She then inserted the cup into Mead’s vagina in their Spring Hill, Florida, home. Aliena was born in July.
“I was shocked when it worked,” says Mead, 25, who had thought her only options were “to have sex with a guy and that wasn’t happening” or “to save thousands of…
LONDON — Hundreds of protestors have descended on Parliament to protest against new porn regulations.
A mass “face-sitting” is being staged Friday at the Old Palace Yard in central London to challenge a recent law included in the Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014, which bans a variety of activities from being depicted in online porn.
Anything involving “physical restraint,” “strong physical and verbal abuse” and…
Though Nick Offerman’s wooden emoji began as a joke, these handcrafted odes to texting can finally be yours IRL — and for a good cause.
The mustachioed Parks and Recreation star is known on- and off-screen for his craftsmanship, and is the proud proprietor of Offerman Woodshop. When his fake informercial for wooden emoji aired on Conan in November, fans wrote in to express serious interest in purchasing real ones
Thanks to the outpouring of support, Team Coco is now offering real,…
It seems Yik Yak, the popular anonymous messenging app, wasn’t quite as anonymous as some people thought.
The company didn’t encrypt a “seemingly innocuous” aspect of the app, according to SilverSky Research Labs. That allowed hackers to easily take over other accounts — not only seeing users’ previous posts, but creating new ones.
Luckily, there’s a fix. SilverSky notes that it told Yik Yak about the problem on Dec….
On Aug. 15, 2012, a group calling itself the “Cutting Sword of Justice” hacked into the network of Saudi oil giant Aramco, and destroyed all data on 30,000 of its computers. Less than a year later, another mysterious group of hackers self-identified as the “Whois Team” launched a cyberattack on South Korea, hitting some of the country’s banks and TV companies, and wiping multiple hard drives in their computers.