Pakistan’s Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) Law Could Increase Censorship

by Tracy Knauer •

Pakistan’s Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB), a draft law that regulates Internet-related technology and content, could radically increase the government’s censorship abilities, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The bill, which was rewritten last April, provides the government with powers to control how people use various types of electronic technology, including the Internet and websites. Here is the document …

Europe Wants U.S. Companies To Provide “Bullet-Proof” Privacy

by Tracy Knauer •

Government authorities in the United States and European Union are negotiating new policies that could have a major impact on the way multinational companies share private user information. The talks began following the European Court of Justice’s rejection last month of the “Safe Harbor” arrangement between the United States and the European Union. That deal allowed companies to transfer European …

Privacy Badger: A Better Blocker For Invisible Trackers

by Grey One •

Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web. It is available for the Firefox and Chrome browsers (and there are plans to make versions for Opera and Firefox Mobile). I recommend this add-on instead of the Disconnect or Ghostery add-ons. …