Potentially lethal blow to net neutrality as United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruling Internet service providers can’t be dictated how they manage their networks and how they choose to prioritize data. Preferential treatment to Internet websites willing to pay higher prices for access and speed. Absence of oversight, big corporations can now block and discriminate against their customers’ communications at will and establishing fast lanes for companies who can afford to pay exorbitant tolls and reserve the slow lanes for everyone else. They can be new gatekeepers, charge content providers (any business) for the privilege of reaching us, the subscribers; and charge a lot for slow lanes.
Indiana taking shots at the NSA with legislation SB231 prohibits the state of Indiana from providing “material support, participation, services or assistance in any form to any federal agency…that searches, seizes, or intercepts an electronic communication without a warrant that particularly describes the person, place, and thing to be searched, seized, or intercepted.” Able to turn off NSA’s electricity and water. California, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas, Indiana is now the fifth state to consider legislation to push back against the NSA. Will first be voted on in the Senate committee on Corrections and Criminal Law, where it will need to pass before being considered by the full state senate.
Blackphone, the world’s first smart phone placing privacy and control directly in the hands of its users. Secure phone calls, texts, transfer and store files, and video chat without compromising user privacy on the device. After fallout of XKeyscore, PRISM programs, surveilling OFFLINE computers using radio waves and recent leaks of global SMS sweeps has new companies racing towards a new market spurred by privacy advocates. Developed by a team of security experts including Phil Zimmerman, the brains behind encrypted email service Silent Circle.