Two and a half years after the adoption of the guidelines confirming
strong protection for net neutrality in Europe, Austrian EDRi member
epicenter.works published a study on the enforcement and status quo of
net neutrality. The study entitled "The Net Neutrality Situation in the
EU: Evaluation of the First Two Years of Enforcement" examines whether
telecom companies are violating net neutrality rules, how regulators are
fulfilling their enforcement and supervision duti
An average internet user visits dozens of websites and hundreds of web
pages every day, most of which are kept in the history of our internet
browsers. But what if someone took this massive database of visited web
pages and cross-referenced them? A joint collaboration of Tactical Tech
and SHARE Lab researchers focused on discovering intentions, desires,
needs, and preferences of a person based on their browsing history.
Swiss journalist, called Mr J for the purposes o
In the past few years, Dutch EDRi member Bits of Freedom has put a lot
of effort into trying to stop the Dutch hacking proposal. The proposal
would grant Dutch law enforcement agencies the authority to remotely
access electronic devices. In December 2016, the law was passed in Dutch
Parliament. Sadly, without the improvements that the law desperately needed.
The legislative process
The plans for this bill became public in 2012. In June 2013, a bill was
launched for p
This is the sixth blogpost of our series dedicated to privacy, security
and freedoms. In this series, we explain how your freedoms are under
threat, and what you can do to fight back.
Online anonymisation: What is it and how does it work?
There are many ways in which you are identified when you use the
internet, like tracking cookies, comparing data about your emails, SMS
and chats, and the information you voluntarily give out (such as
Facebook “likes”). Today we are
Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of the story and headline was based on incorrect information regarding a feature to test for fake news on Facebook. That feature appears be based on a Chrome extension. SAN FRANCISCO — A Chrome browser extension that puts warning labels on fake news articles in Facebook News Feed was mistaken for Facebook running a test to root out misinformation on the giant social network. TechCrunch reported Thursday that a source had sent t
Do your part for a safer Internet and scan your devices for these now-extinct threats using the free tool provided by Bitdefender. On November 30, a thorough investigation code-named Operation Avalanche has materialized in an extremely complex, cross-jurisdiction, cross-industry clean-up effort. The project, coordinated by Europol and supported by partner anti-malware vendors, targeted malware families that have wrought havoc in the past years and inflicted significant damage