Neutrality Begins at Home: How Mayors Could Help Save the Internet

This weekend at the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Dallas, some mayors will take a strong stand in support of net neutrality. According to an op-ed by Mayors Ed Lee of San Francisco and Ed Murray of Seattle, the city leaders are unveiling a resolution calling on the FCC to preserve an open Internet. » 6/23/14 5:00am 6/23/14 5:00am

Why We Shouldn't Worry About Open Wi-Fi

Everyday cafes, airports, libraries, laundromats, schools and individuals operate "open" Wi-Fi routers, sharing their connection with neighbors and passers-by at no charge. The City of San Francisco recently deployed a free, public Wi-Fi network along a three-mile stretch of Market Street. Sometimes people use those… » 5/26/14 4:30pm 5/26/14 4:30pm

How the NSA Is Transforming Law Enforcement

If you've been imagining NSA surveillance as something distant, with analysts sitting in remote data centers quietly analyzing metadata—stop now. NSA surveillance has become a part of day-to-day law enforcement fabric in the United States. The Snowden disclosures that were made public as part of Glenn Greenwald's book » 5/21/14 3:40am 5/21/14 3:40am

Watch This Hilarious Argument Over the Legal Definition of Photocopier

You know what a photocopying machine is, I know what a photocopying machine is, but this IT guy has decided he does not. This very real transcript from the Ohio Supreme Court follows seven minutes of absurd yet somehow perfectly logical arguments over what a photocopying machine really is—in legal terms. » 4/29/14 2:01pm 4/29/14 2:01pm

You're Not Allowed to Sue General Mills If You Like Them on Facebook

You probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about the legal implications of liking something on Facebook, but you should. General Mills quietly updated its privacy policy so that doing things like using a coupon, entering a sweepstakes, or liking the brand means you can't sue them. Really. » 4/17/14 9:40am 4/17/14 9:40am