Stop the Entertainment Lobby's Dumb Attempt to Cripple Internet Privacy

If you’ve ever registered a domain name, you’ve probably stumbled across WHOIS, a series of databases that contains basic information on whoever registered a particular domain name. While WHOIS makes this information public by default, it’s long been possible to hide behind a proxy — something the entertainment… »6/26/15 2:30am6/26/15 2:30am

Preserving Video Games: Another Thing The DMCA Is Screwing Up

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act is the most fundamental piece of US legislation underpinning digital rights. It’s also woefully broken, with its wide-reaching language being used to strong-arm researchers and make tinkering with your own smartphone illegal. The latest trick? Screwing over anyone who wants to… »4/13/15 1:59am4/13/15 1:59am

All The Best Dragon Con Cosplayers Fighting For Online Privacy

During this weekend's Dragon Con, we at io9 have been collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation as well as fan communities on Project Secret Identity, a series of photos of cosplayers highlighting the importance of anonymity and privacy online. Now we can admire the costumes of these Internet freedom… »9/01/14 3:00pm9/01/14 3:00pm

​We're All In It Together: Cosplay With EFF Over Labor Day Weekend

Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation, io9, and a coalition of fan groups over Labor Day weekend for Project Secret Identity, a cosplay photo campaign to raise awareness of how online anonymity and privacy are key to free expression. Visit ProjectSecretIdentity.org during Dragon Con (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1) to… »8/29/14 9:40am8/29/14 9:40am

At Comic-Con? Put On Your Mask for the Surveillance Camera Network

In the TV series Person of Interest, an AI can access virtually every surveillance camera across New York City. So the question is: do cities really create networks of interconnected private and public security cameras? Yes, they do. Including in San Diego, right in the heart of Comic-Con. »7/25/14 1:10pm7/25/14 1:10pm

Build Your Own Robot Monster, And Support Electronic Free Speech

One of our favorite artists, Joe Alterio, has given us two reasons to rejoice. First, he just released this piece of "concept art" for a graphic novel based on his amazing series of "Robots And Monsters" images. And secondly, he explained how you can get your very own robot/monster artwork — based on topics of your… »10/08/08 4:46pm10/08/08 4:46pm