GNU hackers unmask massive HACIENDA surveillance program and design a countermeasure
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Friday, August 22, 2014 -- GNU community members and collaborators have discovered threatening details about a five-country government surveillance program codenamed HACIENDA. The program employs a technology known as port-scanning to map every server in twenty-seven countries and detect vulnerabilities to be exploited.
US Supreme Court makes the right decision to nix Alice Corp. patent, but more work needed to end software patents for good
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, June 19, 2014 -- Today the
United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled a prominent software
patent invalid in the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank, saying that
implementing an abstract idea on a computer does not make that idea
To help Reset the Net, FSF launches guide to email protection
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, June 5th, 2014 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today released Email Self-Defense, a
how-to guide for setting up and using email encryption.
Tehnoetic wireless USB adapter now FSF-certified to respect your freedom
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, May 21, 2014 -- The Free
Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF)
certification to the Tehnoetic TET-N150 wireless USB adapter.
FSF condemns partnership between Mozilla and Adobe to support Digital Restrictions Management
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 — In response to Mozilla's announcement that it is reluctantly adopting DRM in its Firefox Web browser, Free Software Foundation executive director John Sullivan made the