We’re happy to announce that the New Jersey Attorney General has dropped its investigation of Tidbit as detailed in a consent order filed yesterday in Essex County Superior Court in New Jersey. Tidbit was a project of four Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students who developed the software for a hackathon in November 2013. The […]
A February 2015 draft of the secret Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) was leaked again last week, revealing a more extensive and more recent text than that of portions from an April 2014 leak that we covered last year. Together with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), TISA completes […]
In part 1, we described the technical details of Logjam. Here we’ll discuss some of the disturbing questions this vulnerability raises about secure communication on the Internet and NSA’s apparent failure in its “information assurance” role to keep the Internet safe from large-scale threats. First, this vulnerability provides another great example of why intentionally weakened cryptography […]
The discovery last week of another major flaw in TLS was announced, nicknamed “Logjam” by the group of prominent cryptographers who discovered it. It’s getting so hard to keep track of these flaws that researchers at INRIA in France created a “zoo” classifying the attacks (which is not yet updated to include Logjam or the […]
According to media reports, the Administration has decided not to renew the legal authority for the NSA’s telephone record collection program. EPIC and a coalition of privacy organizations had urged the President to end the program, which he said he would do in 2014. In 2013, EPIC filed a petition in the US Supreme Court, […]
Florida, a state with very broad open government laws, has exempted police body camera footage obtained inside a private residence, a health care, mental health care or social services facility or is taken in a place that a reasonable person would expect to be private from public records law. Many states are considering similar legislation […]
At roughly 8:20 p.m. ET, I will appear on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes to discuss the ongoing fight between Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and the more hawkish candidates in the 2016 GOP field (namely, all of them).
You may have seen within the conservative commentariat some complaint these past few days that the cover on the new issue of The New Yorker is trying to portray the Republican 2016 race as a club for white males only. As Mollie Hemingway headlines it over at The Federalist, “Latest New Yorker Cover Erases Women, […]
Today, the Nebraska legislature voted 30-19 to override Governor Pete Rickett’s veto of legislation repealing capital punishment in the cornhusker state. This makes Nebraska the first Republican dominated state to abolish the death penalty in more than 40 years. Last week, the legislature overwhelmingly passed the bill with a veto proof majority—32 to 15. However, […]
Meet Hanna. Hanna wasn’t always hungry – but then Old Spice released its Red Zone Aqua Reef Sweat Defense Solid. Now she’s starving. “The Bernie Sanders Save the Children Fund” is the latest from Reason TV. Watch above or click the link below for full text, downloadable links, and more. View this article.