Local Group Joins Major Tech Companies In Support of Net Neutrality On ‘Day Of Action’ — Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A small group of net neutrality supporters gathered in Giffels Auditorium in Old main at the University of Arkansas on Wednesday (July 12), a day also known as a ‘Day of Action.’ They join several tech companies, including Facebook and Google, in voicing their opposition to the elimination of net neutrality rules.…

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Yahoo email scan shows U.S. spy push to recast constitutional privacy

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING

The Crusader Journal

By Joseph Menn

(Reuters) – Yahoo Inc’s secret scanning of customer emails at the behest of a U.S. spy agency is part of a growing push by officials to loosen constitutional protections Americans have against arbitrary governmental searches, according to legal documents and people briefed on closed court hearings.

The order on Yahoo from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) last year resulted from the government’s drive to change decades of interpretation of the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment right of people to be secure against “unreasonable searches and seizures,” intelligence officials and others familiar with the strategy told Reuters.

The unifying idea, they said, is to move the focus of U.S. courts away from what makes something a distinct search and toward what is “reasonable” overall.

The basis of the argument for change is that people are making much more digital data available about themselves to businesses, and that…

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Digital Asset says its blockchain platform allows confidential trades for financial markets — VentureBeat

(Reuters) – Digital Asset Holdings, a blockchain startup backed by some of the world’s largest banks, said on Wednesday it had developed a platform to allow traders to use blockchain technology without giving out confidential information on their trades. The new platform provides a solution to confidentiality issues holding back adoption of the nascent technology…

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