• HOPE Conference Criticized For Allowing Far-Right Harassment

    July 22, 2018
    New York, NY – The 12th ‘Hackers On Planet Earth’ (HOPE) conference has become embroiled in controversy regarding the enforcement of the event’s Code of Conduct. In a joint statement released late Saturday, numerous groups present for the conference, including the Tor Project and Riseup.net,…...
  • House Democrats Endorse Domestic Surveillance Powers For Trump

    January 11, 2018
    Washington, DC – In a vote denounced by civil liberties advocates, the US House of Representatives has voted 256 to 164 in favor of re-authorizing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA – one of the main legal underpinnings of the unaccountable…...
  • #LibrePlanet: Free Software Conference Focuses on Tech Freedom, Privacy & Security

    March 20, 2016
    Cambridge, MA – Over the weekend of March 19-20, 2016, hundreds of technologists and digital activists gathered at MIT’s modern Stata Center for #Libreplanet 2016. This year, Libreplanet featured sessions on the latest turns in the free software world, including case studies, emerging battle-lines of…...