What is the Dutch Dragnet law?

Which countries do the Dutch join with their new mass surveillance law?

It’s official—the Dutch government doesn’t care about its citizens’ right to privacy. With its new mass surveillance law, the Netherlands will join the US, UK,...
India and net neutrality

3 things the U.S. could learn from India’s new net neutrality rules

On November 28th, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released its own set of recommendations declaring the internet as a basic human right....
red-ball-and-cups-scam

The Three Greatest Scams in History

Long before the internet, people cheated each other in more and less creative ways. Three particularly imaginative scammers managed to sell the Eiffel Tower...
Surveillance binoculars with American flags

Five myths that the NSA wants you to believe about FISA 702

UPDATE: January 19, 2018 On January 18, the Senate officially voted to reauthorize FISA Section 702 in a 65-34 vote. The President will almost certainly...
The internet is stupid

7 times the internet was gloriously ridiculous

The internet is a very silly place indeed, and only a fool would wander through its murky shores unprotected. To celebrate my not-quite-100th blog post,...
How many iPhones per Bitcoin?

iPhone vs. Bitcoin: Over the years, how many iPhones could you buy for 1...

Between its inception in 2009 and today, Bitcoin has enjoyed a spectacular rise in value. First traded in early 2010, the cryptocurrency was pretty...
What is an ICO?

A great scam or a good investment: What is an ICO?

An ICO is an Initial Coin Offering, which essentially means “raising money on the blockchain.” It’s become quite the status symbol to prepare for an...
What is net neutrality?

Net neutrality is important, and we need to fight for it

Net neutrality (before 2003, described as common carrier concept) is an important principle of internet regulation. Despite being regarded as a cornerstone of successful...
Tails is an anonymous OS you can run on a USB.

Lexie speaks to TAILS about privacy, motivations, and being labeled extremists by the NSA

This blog has never made any attempt to disguise our love of TAILS (The Amnesic Incognito Live System). TAILS is an operating system optimized...
How to be a whistleblower part 4: remove your metadata

Whistleblowing guide: Why you should remove the metadata

** This is part four of ExpressVPN's whistleblowing guide. ** Part 1: Whistleblowing guide: Blowing the whistle is tough Part 2: Whistleblowing guide: How to stay...

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