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Life sentences for serious cyberattacks are proposed in Queen's speech

The UK government has said it wants to hand out life sentences to anyone found guilty of a cyberattack that has a catastrophic effect, under plans announced in the Queen's speech.

John Oliver's cheeky net neutrality plea crashes FCC website

The US Federal Communications Commission website reported technical difficulties because of heavy traffic hours after comedian John Oliver called on viewers to share their thoughts with the agency about what he called “cable company fuckery.”

Reddit, Imgur and Boing Boing launch anti-NSA-surveillance campaign

Some of the world's largest websites are planning a coordinated day of action to oppose mass surveillance online.

Privacy under attack, part II: the solution is in the hands of the people

[Commentary] Edward Snowden has revealed problems for which we need solutions. The vast surveillance-industrial state that has grown up since 2001 could not have been constructed without government contractors and the data-mining industry.

The NSA reform bill now shuts down a secret database. Will that fix anything?

[Commentary] A last-minute change to the National Security Agency reform bill making its way through Congress, as reported by the Guardian, may minimize one of the greatest dangers of the program.

NSA to test legal limits on surveillance if USA Freedom Act becomes law

[Commentary] In a secured room beneath the US Capitol, legislative aides working to finalize a bill intended to constrain the National Security Agency attempted to out-think a battery of lawyers working for the Obama Administration and the intelli

The official US position on the NSA is still unlimited eavesdropping power

[Commentary] In two significant but almost-completely overlooked legal briefs, the US government defended the constitutionality of the Foreign Intelligence Security Amendments Act, the controversial 2008 law that codified the Bush Administration's

The US supreme court needs to keep up with our cellphones -- and the NSA

[Commentary] The US Supreme Court arguments involved a seemingly basic legal question about the future of the Fourth Amendment: do police officers need a warrant to search the cellphone of a person they arrest?

The FCC is about to axe-murder net neutrality. Don't get mad -- get even

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission will say -- loud and proud – that it is fixing the open-web problem while actually letting it get worse, by providing a so-called "fast lane" for carriers to hike fees on sites trying to reach cus

When the French clock off at 6pm, they really mean it

Just in case you weren't jealous enough of the French already, what with their effortless style, lovely accents and collective will to calorie control, they have now just made it illegal to work after 6pm. Well, sort of.