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Reddit Bans Edward Snowden, Flames Glenn Greenwald In ‘Citizenfour’ Documentary AMA       ” Edward Snowden says the only thing he regrets about his revelations regarding NSA surveillance is that he didn’t do it sooner. The former NSA analyst took part in a question-and-answer session on Reddit along with filmmaker Laura Poitras and and journalist […]

FEBRUARY 11TH 2014 IS The Day We Fight Back AGAINST MASS SURVEILLANCE       Published on Jan 10, 2014 ” For more information on the upcoming action – The Day We Fight Back – click here: https://thedaywefightback.org/?r=dp   These are clips and excerpts from interviews featured in the upcoming documentary about Aaron Swartz called “The […]

Help Us Remember Aaron Swartz By Participating in Our Week-of-Action, Demanding Congress Reform the CFAA         ” Today, EFF and a host of organizations across the political spectrum are launching a week-of-action imploring Congress to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)—the expansive law used to prosecute the late activist and Internet […]

      Why You Should Care About the Death of Internet Activist Aaron Swartz, The Internet Remains Free in Large Part Because of His Efforts  Video At The Link       “Aaron’s death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial […]

Reddit Co-Founder Commits Suicide         ” The Internet genius behind the popular Web site Reddit.com committed suicide at his Brooklyn home today, police sources and friends said. Cops discovered Aaron Swartz unconscious at 9:30 a.m. and are now investigating whether he hanged himself, law enforcement sources said. Swartz helped create Reddit and […]

Electronic Frontier Foundation Offers A Tribute To Aaron Swartz On The Anniversary Of His Tragic Death     ” One year ago, we lost Aaron Swartz, a dear friend and a leader in the fight for a free and open Internet. The shock was, and remains, a profound one. It’s a testament to the power of his […]

Aaron Swartz Lawyers Accuse Prosecutor Stephen Heymann Of Misconduct       ” WASHINGTON – Federal prosecutor Stephen Heymann engaged in prosecutorial misconduct by withholding key evidence from the defense team of Aaron Swartz, the late Internet activist’s legal team alleged in a letter to an internal Justice Department ethics unit. Heymann took the lead in […]

    We are sorry to say that the videos below are all the reporting that we could locate on yesterday’s “The Day We Fight Back” protests . We had high hopes for constructing a comprehensive report on yesterday’s events but apparently this is about as comprehensive as we can get due to the near […]

DEAR USERS OF THE INTERNET         ” In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. A year ago this month one of that movement’s leaders, Aaron Swartz, tragically passed away.   Today we face a different threat, one that undermines the Internet, […]

Whistle-Blower Defense League Fights Government Oppression To Protect 1st Amendment       ” When the media, big business and big government are working in collusion to further their respective agendas, the general populace — putting faith in the information, policy and business practices of the aforementioned entities — usually gets shafted. But in a […]

Secret Service Accused Of Misconduct In Aaron Swartz Case       ” The former girlfriend of computer hacker Aaron Swartz is lashing out at the US Justice Department after Attorney General Eric Holder defended the prosecution that some say drove the prodigy into committing suicide. Swartz took his own life in January while waiting […]

DoJ Admits Aaron’s Prosecution Was Political         ” The DOJ has told Congressional investigators that Aaron’s prosecution was motivated by his political views on copyright. I was going to start that last paragraph with “In a stunning turn of events,” but I realized that would be inaccurate — because it’s really not […]

Hackers Take Over Gov’t Website To Avenge Swartz     ” The website of the commission, an independent agency of the judicial branch, was taken over early Saturday and replaced with a message warning that when Swartz killed himself two weeks ago “a line was crossed.” The message read in part: Citizens of the world, […]

Triumphant Motel Owner Slams Carmen Ortiz       ” A Tewksbury motel owner who just beat back U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s three-year bid to seize his business has become the latest critic to accuse the Hub’s top fed of prosecutorial bullying. “I don’t think she should have the power she has to pull this […]

Anonymous Hacktivists Target MIT Websites Over Aaron Swartz Suicide       ” Hackers claiming affiliation with Anonymous, a loose-knit group of internet activists, defaced pages on MIT websites, calling the case against Mr Swartz “a grotesque miscarriage of justice”. “Whether or not the government contributed to his suicide, the government’s prosecution of Swartz was […]

Today In The Past   Events 532 – Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople 1055 – Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. 1158 – Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king 1558 – Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm 1569 – 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul’s Cathedral 1571 – Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of […]

Today In The Past     Events 392 – Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion, state religion 911 – Duke Koenraad I chosen German king 1322 – Pope John XXII names John van Diest, bishop of Utrecht 1494 – Uprising against Piero de’ Medici in Florence Italy 1519 – 1st meeting of Montezuma & Hernán Cortés in Mexico 1520 – Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden […]

Tech Companies And Activists Unite To Protest The NSA         ” Get ready for another day of internet-wide activism. This is billed as “The Day We Fight Back,” with sites across the web joining a campaign to end mass surveillance programs from the National Security Agency.   The campaign was organized by […]

Today In The Past   Events 532 – Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople 1055 – Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. 1158 – Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king 1558 – Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm 1569 – 1st recorded lottery in England is drawn in St Paul’s Cathedral 1571 – Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of […]

Today In The Past     Events   392 – Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion, state religion 911 – Duke Koenraad I chosen German king 1322 – Pope John XXII names John van Diest, bishop of Utrecht 1494 – Uprising against Piero de’ Medici in Florence Italy 1519 – 1st meeting of Montezuma & Hernán Cortés in Mexico 1520 – Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of […]