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Disinformation ‘works better than censorship,’ warns internet freedom report

Disinformation ‘works better than censorship,’ warns internet freedom report A rise in social media surveillance, warrantless searches of travelers’ devices at the border, and the continued spread of disinformation are among the reasons why the U.S. has declined in internet freedom rankings, according to a leading non-profit watchdog. Although Freedom House said […]

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A network of ‘camgirl’ sites exposed millions of users and sex workers

A network of ‘camgirl’ sites exposed millions of users and sex workers A number of popular “camgirl” sites have exposed millions of sex workers and users after the company running the sites left the back-end database unprotected. The sites, run by Barcelona-based VTS Media, include amateur.tv, webcampornoxxx.net, and placercams.com. Most of the […]

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Minds, the blockchain-based social network, grabs a $6M Series A

Minds, the blockchain-based social network, grabs a M Series A Minds, a decentralized social network, has raised $6 million in Series A funding from Medici Ventures, Overstock.com’s venture arm. Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne will join the Minds Board of Directors. What is a decentralized social network? The creators, who originally crowdfunded their […]

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Minds aims to decentralize the social network

Minds aims to decentralize the social network Decentralization is the buzzword du jour. Everything – from our currencies to our databases – are supposed to exist, immutably, in this strange new world. And Bill Ottman wants to add our social media to the mix. Ottman, an intense young man with a passion […]

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As Cook and Pichai leave China, Valley confronts rising internet tyranny in world’s second largest market

As Cook and Pichai leave China, Valley confronts rising internet tyranny in world’s second largest market  It’s been a bad few months for internet freedom in China (and really a bad few decades, but who is counting?). The government brought into force a broad-ranging “cybersecurity law” earlier this year that empowers Beijing […]

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