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IETF discusses new security measures at Berlin meeting

“Not having encryption on the web today is a matter of life and death,” is how one member of the Internet Engineering Task Force – IETF (the so-called architects of the web) described the current situation. As the FT reports [5], the IETF have started to fight back against US and UK snooping programs by drawing up an […]

Mesh networks and alternative internet

JOSEPH BONICIOLI mostly uses the same internet you and I do. He pays a service provider a monthly fee to get him online. But to talk to his friends and neighbors in Athens, Greece, he’s also got something much weirder and more interesting: a private, parallel internet. He and his fellow Athenians built it. They […]

NSA Spying – Civilization Means Privacy

Jul 22, 2013 – 06:45 PM GMT Ben O’Neill writes: Since the details of the NSA programs became publicly known a short time ago, already there are signs of market pressures being brought to bear to curtail the actions of the agency and its partner companies. There are early signs of emerging boycotts of US-based […]