Two Ways to Make Anonymous Phone Calls

by Tracy Knauer •

Want to make a phone call without revealing your real identity? There are several ways you can do this, ranging from using a throw-away phone to restricting caller ID settings permanently on your smartphone. But what if you just want to make private, anonymous calls occasionally, without purchasing a special phone for it? Here are two solutions. Use a Caller …

How Malaysian ISPs Could Censor Content through the Transpacific Trade Partnership

by Tracy Knauer •

The Transpacific Trade Partnership (TPP) is facing new criticism in Malaysia, where a legislator who opposes the agreement says it could increase Internet censorship. Mohd Hatta Ramli, a member of the Malaysian parliament, said the TPP “would mean that providers could take down Internet content without any sort of repercussions, allowing for potentially widespread internet censorship,” according to The Malay …

MPAA Report Criticizes Online Privacy Outside U.S.

by Tracy Knauer •

The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) set online privacy tools and laws in its sights in a recent report to the U.S. government in which it contends that too much online privacy hurts the film industry. The report was submitted to the U.S. Trade Policy Staff Committee, which helps oversee U.S. trade with foreign countries. Its purpose is to …

Elementary OS Luna: A Linux Distribution Similar To Apple’s OS X

by Grey One •

Elementary OS Luna is a Linux distribution that closely resembles Apple’s OS X. It was first released in November 2012. According to reviewers, the OS is stable and efficient. The Luna developers say they were motivated by a “desire to create a Linux-based OS that championed consistency and great design”, and their design focuses on providing a concise and consistent …