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Troll wins Newegg encryption patent case, threatening web firms that protect customers
Summary: Newegg’s use of industry-standard online encryption techniques infringed on an obscure modem patent, a Texas jury found. However, the e-commerce outfit has promised to appeal, which has worked out well for it in the past.
Reshared post from +Brandon Downey
Just a reminder: If you think that the government should have a warrant to surveil your data in the cloud, you should sign this petition.
I know it's a PITA to sign up for anything at the petitions.whitehouse site, but if you don't, the people in charge will conclude this issue just doesn't matter — but if you've read my g+ feed, you know that this policy can and does matter.
Reform ECPA: Tell the Government to Get a Warrant | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government
we petition the obama administration to: Reform ECPA: Tell the Government to Get a Warrant. Americans are deeply concerned about NSA surveillance. But the NSA’s not the only problem. An outdated law says the IRS and hundreds of other agencies can read our communications without a warrant.