Cryptocurrencies have now become commonplace in the online world. Although most of the media attention is focused on decentralised payment systems, the true revolution is happening at a much deeper level, argue Primavera de Filippi and Raffaele Mauro.
The so-called right to be forgotten needs to be discussed a little more. Google has received 70,000 requests for takedowns of search results since the decision of the European Court of Justice in May 2014. Now the company gets support from an unexpected place: a German constitutional judge warns against potential dangers of the decision.
The UN High Commissioner explains to Member States that privacy is a fundamental human right. But surveillance practices and legislation have yet to change.
For less than a week now, German internet access providers have completed filing their requests for reservations of vectoring locations - in which they can offer vectoring enhanced internet access to customers. Vectoring technology allows to push broadband speed of old DSL subscriber lines to 100 Mbit/s by removing what the experts call 'crosstalk
Much of our economy is moving online, but who will pay taxes, when virtual is tax exempted or when only some regions earn from the digital businesses lured by nice lax tax regulation or otherwise. Read up on how the struggle for tax and data are intertwined.
The App Store rejection of the Dutch slavery game ‘Journey into Freedom’ illustrates Apple’s refusal to take games seriously as a medium of expression.
Online fan communities create fascinating and in-depth work based on what they love - but are they in the clear when it comes to copyright?
Governments have been barking at 'spying on friends'. Yet so far civil rights organisations and activists are those turning the heat on intelligence services and authorities by using the courts.
As the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) prepares to consult interest groups on copyright policy during the course of 2015, Elena Cooper takes stock on the current US approach, as presented in a briefing by USPTO’s Chief Policy Officer, Shira Perlmutter.
A judgement handed down in the US Supreme Court on 25 June 2014 raises a looming threat of new liabilities for the nascent cloud computing industry.