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New Jersey Drops Investigation Into Tidbit

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 […]

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TISA: Yet Another Leaked Treaty You've Never Heard Of Makes Secret Rules for the Internet

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 […]

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Logjam, Part 2: Did the NSA Know the Internet Was Broken?

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 […]

Nebraska's Republican-Dominated Legislature Abolishes Death Penalty

Nebraska's Republican-Dominated Legislature Abolishes Death Penalty

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, […]

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