Government Tries to Alter Court Transcript in EFF NSA Spying Case

By: Tuesday August 5, 2014 5:24 pm

This is one of the crazier things I’ve seen in a while, and as someone who works with a lot of whistleblowers, that’s saying something. The EFF is suing the NSA and other government agencies  in the case Jewel v. NSA, attempting to stop illegal dragnet surveillance. According to EFF there was a hearing on [...]

How the TPP Threatens the Internet

By: Wednesday August 7, 2013 11:55 am

The EFF has a short video that deserves to be widely distributed, explaining in an easy to understand way what is being contemplated in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. People deserve to know what rights and privileges they’ll be losing before it’s too late for them to do anything about it.

South By Southwest Interactive 2013 Preview (#SXSWi)

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 8:26 pm

Welcome to Firedoglake’s coverage of SXSW Interactive 2013. Some of you are probably familiar with me as the weekday editor of MyFDL or from my work as the FDL correspondent on stories like the Gulf Port 7 trial. This week, I’m bringing the SXSW Interactive conference to the Lake. SXSW began in 1986 as a ‘small’ Austin music festival that [...]

Firedoglake, Daily Kos, ACLU and Other SOPA Critics Blocked By U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 12:51 pm

Jamie Love of KEI was in a high level meeting at the US Patent and Trade Office yesterday on intellectual property and access to medicines. When he tried to access his site to demonstrate something to the attendees, he found that the WiFi system that the USPTO provides to the public would not allow access his own KEI site:

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