Cyber Law, Tech and Policy
Google Unveils Tools to Access Web From Repressive Countries and Defend Websites: (1) uProxy, a browser extension that uses p2p technology to enable people to provide others with a trusted internet connection, (2) Project Shield, to help human-rights activists, NGOs, and news organizations defend their websites from distributed denial of service (DDos) attacks, (3) and Digital Attack Map, a live data visualization, displaying DDoS attacks in real time. In addition to those Google-related tools, the Freedom of the Press Foundation recently launched a confidential, open-source submission platform for whistleblowers: SecureDrop.
DOJ Argues No One Has Standing To Challenge Metadata Collection Even As It Says Government Can Legally Collect Everyone’s – TechDirt.
But: Door May Open for Challenge to Secret Wiretaps – New York Times.
Taking Flight From Asia – Joel Kotkin at New Geography on the latest wave of emigration from Asia to parts of the U.S. and Canada.
Breaking Through Cancer’s Shield – New York Times. Are we seeing the dawn of a new era in cancer fighting based upon immunotherapies?
Now We are Five – At the New Yorker, David Sedaris on the death of his youngest sister.