Maybe we shouldn’t use Zoom after all

Now that we’re all stuck at home thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, video calls have gone from a novelty to a necessity. Zoom, the popular videoconferencing service, seems to be doing better th

Liberty’s challenge to UK state surveillance powers reveals shocking failures

A legal challenge to the UK’s controversial mass surveillance regime has revealed shocking failures by the main state intelligence agency, which has broad powers to hack computers and phones and

The most common forms of censorship the public doesn’t know about

Amid all the discussion today about online threats, from censorship to surveillance to cyberwar, we often spend more time on the symptoms than on the underlying chronic conditions.

Facebook inks music licensing deal with ICE covering 160 territories, 290K rightsholders on FB, Insta, Oculus and Messenger

Facebook today took its latest step towards making good on paying out royalties to music rightsholders around tracks that are used across its multiple platforms and networks. The company has signed a

Music rights collection startup Kobalt adds another $14M at $789M valuation, Bill Maris joins board

When he was still at Google Ventures, Bill Maris led a round of funding into music royalty collecting startup Kobalt, to make one of the VC arms bigger bets in the world of digital music. Now that he&

Google admits heavy-handed Chrome EULA a mistake, will retroactively fix

Dramatization Floating around Twitter and Tumblr the past day or so has been the rather restrictive EULA that Google has in place for its Chrome Web browser. People were freaking out, as they do so of

Author of Psystar's key technology is all like "Nuh uhhh!"

Netkas, the author of the efi vB emulator that basically allows you to run OS X on any PC is pissed. Psystar is claiming they use his software — and are selling computers embedded with it &mdash

AP investigation finds Comcast blocking Internet traffic

The AP has confirmed what we already knew: Comcast uses traffic shaping to slow down your Internet connection. Thanks, Comcast! Yup, the AP ran a bunch of tests nationwide to determine if user complai

AmazonMP3's Watermarks Are Nothing To Be Concerned About (Yet)

Let’s not jump to conclusions, privacy hawks. Word on the street is that the MP3s Amazon now sells contain watermarks. The thing is, the watermarks—so far—only have information where