Tag Archives: Governance

Indonesia advances world’s most ambitious biometric-based national ID project

Source: Computerworld by Ellen Messmer In this article “Indonesia, a country that’s basically an archipelago of more than 70,000 islands that has infrastructure issues in electricity and limited bandwidth, is rolling out the world’s most ambitious biometrics-based national identity card project for its citizens. Indonesia is spending $600 million on a project to give 172 million residents a national… Read More »

Tech Giants Form Internet-Freedom Lobby to Counter MPAA, RIAA Clout

Source: Wired by David Kravets In this article “Another lobbying group hit Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. But think again before you start screaming that it’s just another lobby representing the 1%. The Internet Association, backed by behemoths Amazon, Google, Facebook and others — 14 groups in all — is focused on internet freedom — something that’s easy in… Read More »

Cyber security strengthened at EU institutions

Source: Help Net Security In this article “EU institutions have reinforced their fight against cyber threats by establishing the EU’s Computer Emergency Response Team, or CERT-EU, on a permanent basis. This decision follows a successful one-year pilot for the team, which drew positive assessments from clients and peers. Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said: “The EU institutions, like any other… Read More »

Wales: We’ll encrypt Wikipedia if reborn gov net-snoop plan goes live

Source: The Register by  Kelly Fiveash I just don’t get how the British can put up with so much violation of their personal freedoms with such amount of snooping into their personal lives by their government! In this article “Jimmy Wales, talking in a purely personal capacity, has lambasted Britain’s Home Office for its plans to massively increase online… Read More »

We Don’t Need No Stinking Warrant: The Disturbing, Unchecked Rise of the Administrative Subpoena

Soruce: Wired by DAVID KRAVETS And according to the congress screw the constitution! In this article “When Golden Valley Electric Association of rural Alaska got an administrative subpoena from the Drug Enforcement Administration in December 2010 seeking electricity bill information on three customers, the company did what it usually does with subpoenas — it ignored them. That’s the association’s… Read More »