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White House Aims to Replace Website Passwords With Federal Authentication Scheme

Jason Ditz reports for Antiwar:

‘The White House has announced today that a long-standing plan to roll out a federal “Internet ID” authentication scheme that would be used to log in to all websites across the Internet will move forward, and the service… 77 more words


Amazon-CIA $600 Million Deal Facing Scrutiny: “What’s the CIA Doing on Amazon’s Cloud?”

The Institute for Public Accuracy reports:

‘The billboard’s launch — asking “the $600 million question: What’s the CIA Doing on Amazon’s Cloud?” — marks the escalation of a campaign by the online activist organizations… 223 more words


Hungarians take to the streets to protest “internet tax”

Zoltan Sipos reports for Index on Censorship:

‘The draft law proposed by Orban’s government would levy a fee of 150 forints (£0.40; €0.50; $0.60) per gigabyte of data traffic. 140 more words

Science & Technology

Verizon’s ‘Perma-Cookie’ Is a Privacy-Killing Machine

Robert McMillan reports for Wired:

‘Verizon Wireless has been subtly altering the web traffic of its wireless customers for the past two years, inserting a string of about 50 letters, numbers, and characters into data flowing between these customers and the websites they visit. 125 more words


Couch potatoes have killed the internet dream

John Naughton writes for The Guardian:

‘[...] To those of us who were accustomed to thinking of the internet as a glorious, distributed, anarchic, many-to-many communication network in which anyone could become a global publisher, corporate gatekeepers had lost their power and peer-to-peer sharing was becoming the liberating norm, Labovitz’s brusque summary comes as a rude shock. 227 more words


The News and The Web

It seems only appropriate that I am writing this article about the web using a fairly new blogging programme. When discussing the impact that the Internet has had on news it’s important to understand what it actually is and how it works. 442 more words


I just bought my own domain name...

I am now, supposedly, a dot com…

I am also a computer moron, so I have no idea what this means. Will it change anything for you… or for me? 59 more words