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 12:00pm 9/01/14 12:00pm

​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 6:40am 8/29/14 6:40am

Cosplayers Fight for Online Anonymity and Privacy During Dragon Con

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), io9, and a coalition of fan communities are launching "Project Secret Identity," a cosplay photo campaign to raise awareness of the importance of anonymity and privacy during the annual pop culture convention Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1. » 8/28/14 10:30am 8/28/14 10:30am

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 10:10am 7/25/14 10:10am

Ten Steps You Can Take Right Now Against Internet Surveillance

One of the trends we've seen is how, as the word of the NSA's spying has spread, more and more ordinary people want to know how (or if) they can defend themselves from surveillance online. But where to start? » 10/27/13 10:00am 10/27/13 10:00am

10 Technologies That Congress Tried to Kill

Next week, the Senate could be meeting to vote on the Protect IP Act (PIPA), the bill that many people are warning could damage the Internet. It's a horrible prospect — but this isn't the first time that Congress has tried to sacrifice a technology at the behest of corporate lobbyists. » 1/12/12 10:17am 1/12/12 10:17am

Judge calls location-tracking Orwellian, while Congress moves to…

A federal judge's decision requiring the government to get a court warrant before obtaining mobile-phone location data is one of a string of conflicting opinions on the topic. It comes as lawmakers and the Supreme Court weigh in on the hot-button issue of locational privacy. » 8/27/11 10:30am 8/27/11 10:30am

Could a U.S. government crackdown take America off the internet?

With the threat of today's protests looming in Egypt, on Thursday Egyptian authorities cut the nation off the internet. No online communication could pass in or out of the country. We investigated whether a similar lockdown could happen in America. » 1/29/11 1:19am 1/29/11 1:19am

Help protect civil liberties online - and see Cory Doctorow read from…

If you're in San Francisco tomorrow night, you won't want to miss the Geek Reading series sponsored by awesome digital liberties nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation. Doctorow will be reading from his new novel, For The Win, and all proceeds will benefit EFF. » 5/18/10 11:45am 5/18/10 11:45am

EFF Implores Readers To Stand Up For Their (Digital Book) Rights

Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation is testifying at a hearing on the Google Books Settlement, arguing the company's ebook service will track what people read online. Worried about your book-reading privacy? EFF has also just released an e-book privacy guide. » 2/18/10 10:05am 2/18/10 10:05am

Celebrate 20 Years of Futuristic Freedom With Mecha Armor

After fighting for civil liberties in the futuristic world of high tech for twenty years, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is throwing a mega-party. And their anniversary poster is an homage to science fiction. » 2/02/10 3:00pm 2/02/10 3:00pm

xkcd's Randall Munroe Answers All of Your Questions

Last night, xkcd creator Randall Munroe celebrated the release of his first book by answering fan questions about everything from writing about his sex life to explaining his fame to non-geeks to how he keeps his ball pit clean. » 9/22/09 10:04am 9/22/09 10:04am

The Third World War Will Be Fought Over Information

In Brian Moore's update of WWII propaganda posters, nations are brought down not by armies and guns, but by blogs and tweets. Hang one up and show your support for net neutrality, Wikipedia, and information pirates. » 8/04/09 4:00pm 8/04/09 4:00pm

Love for Our Futuristic Freedom Fighting Homies at EFF

Yeah, I'm a civil liberties futurist junkie. That's right - I want to make the future a place where you've got a right to do things like speak your mind online, or get a little privacy away from government's prying eyes. I also think scientists and engineers should have the freedom to tinker with machines, whether… » 12/16/08 4:37pm 12/16/08 4:37pm

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 1:46pm 10/08/08 1:46pm