Court Says Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking Is A-Okay

Do you like privacy? You’re going to hate this news. A federal court just ruled that law enforcement doesn’t need a warrant to obtain cell tower location data. This is just a year after the same federal court ruled that it did need a warrant, a move some called the biggest privacy wins in recent memory. Now it is a… »5/05/15 4:50pm5/05/15 4:50pm

John Deere Thinks People Will Pirate Music With In-Car Computers

Did you know that it’s illegal to tinker with the code in your in-car computer? Thanks to the nuances of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), you’re not even supposed to inspect the inner workings of your vehicle’s circuitry. This is absurd, which is why the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is fighting for… »4/03/15 6:44pm4/03/15 6:44pm

Facebook Just Created a Custom Tor Link and That's Awesome

Facebook is often criticized over privacy concerns, but the social network just made a historic move in the name of security and anonymity. The social network just created a dedicated Tor link that ensures people who visit the site from the anonymous web browser won't be mistaken for botnets. This is a big deal,… »10/31/14 12:20pm10/31/14 12:20pm

New Patent Could Saddle 3D Printers With DRM

One of the greatest benefits of 3D printing technology - the ability to make replacements or parts for household objects like toys, utensils and gadgets - may be denied to US citizens thanks to the granting of a sweeping patent that prevents the printing of unauthorised 3D designs. It has all the makings of the… »10/18/12 4:52am10/18/12 4:52am