In the wake of the European Commission’s dangerous proposal to require user-generated content platforms to filter user uploads for copyright infringement, European digital rights advocates are calling on Internet users throughout Europe to stand up for freedom of expression online by urging their MEP (Member of European Parliament) to stop the #CensorshipMachine and “save the meme.”
November 22, 2016 was a holiday at Israeli startup Hola. The company, which develops Internet browser add-ons aimed at making almost any content accessible to every surfer in every country, in the belief that access should be absolutely unrestricted, reached 100 million users. "Hola! 100,000,000!" was written in large letters on the walls of Hola's Netanya offices. Even a dog belonging to one of the employees expressed his delight.
You have an IP address if you are reading this. Your IP (Internet Protocol) address is simply a series of numbers separated by dots (or octets) that represent where you are, or "what network" you are originating traffic from. Now, you might be behind a firewall - which means you have a NATed IP address, in fact all computers behind your NAT firewall will have the same public facing IP. But none-the-less, you have an IP that anyone can find and reverse to usually your physical location, and sometimes even access into your computer.
Let's assume here that you aren't a conspiracy theorist and you aren't wanting to hide from the shadow government you feel is stalking you. But you understand how important security is and want to take every possible precaution possible to make sure you aren't giving anyone your private information, or giving hackers the ability to spy on you.
The Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament has appointed Estonian MEP Marju Lauristin as the rapporteur for the Report on the ePrivacy Regulation. She will prepare the Report on behalf of the Civil Liberties and Fundamental Rights (LIBE) Committee. Previously, she was a shadow rapporteur on the GDPR and the rapporteur on the directive on data protection in police and justice cooperation. LIBE is the lead committee on the dossier.