New Bill Incorporates Private Sector Into Terrorism Monitoring and Reporting

Internet service providers and other essential entities to the nation’s cyber-infrastructure may be required to take a more active role in terrorism prevention. A new bill aims to assimilate the private sector into the monitoring and reporting of “suspicious terrorist activity.”  H.R 5094, also known as the ‘Enhancing Suspicious Activity Reporting Act,’ passed in the…

Local Presentation on Net Neutrality

EFF-Austin President, Kevin Welch, will be discussing the importance of Net Neutrality on June, 28th, 2018. Though a hot topic, it may help to freshen up on the who, what, when, where and why of the subject. Who/When/Where The idea of Net Neutrality was developed by American lawyer Tim Wu, in his 2003 paper, Net…

New Cryptocurrency At The Foundation Of International Seasteading Group

Blue Frontiers, an international seasteading organization is relying on cryptocurrency to support its experimental society, as they discussed at SquareRut, a local Austin Kava bar. Varyon, the groups’ self-engineered cryptocurrency, is built on the Ethereum blockchain, which may serve as more than a monetary maintenance system. Josh Lopez, a Blue Frontiers engineer, suggested the possible use…