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BREAKING :) abstract and download of my Ph.D. thesis ‘Securing Private Communications’ [open access]

The academic version of my thesis — titled ‘Securing Private Communications’ — is available online. I already committed it to the web in my previous blogpost on my public Ph.D. defense on 25 November 2015 (open to the public). But a friend of mine told me to once again post my abstract and download link for my thesis separately and make that clear in the title of the post. And make it BREAKING news. Ha! Here goes.¬† Continue reading BREAKING :) abstract and download of my Ph.D. thesis ‘Securing Private Communications’ [open access]

‘Behind the Scenes of the Internet’: Participate in a Critical Engineering NETworkshop 5-8 July

Some time ago, I blogged about how the art projects of Critical Engineers Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev give us a provoking window pane on an increasingly technology-mediated world. I’m happy they will be keynoting on Information Influx, a three-day international conference the Institute for Information Law is putting together from 2-4 July in Amsterdam. Moreover, they will be giving another NETworkshop on 5-8 July in Amsterdam, promising no little than a peek ‘Behind the Scenes of the Internet’. There are still about three open slots¬† for anyone interested in this unique opportunity to join us in building and hacking the net from the ground (or, the command line) up. [UPDATE: the workshop is fully booked.] Continue reading ‘Behind the Scenes of the Internet’: Participate in a Critical Engineering NETworkshop 5-8 July

Historic E.U. Net Neutrality Win Shows Maturing Digital Rights Advocacy

After a 5-year long campaign by European and U.S. digital rights NGOs, today the European Parliament turned a dubious Commission proposal on its head to safeguard the principle of net neutrality. It’s a historic win, and all over the news. It also shows how digital rights advocacy is maturing. Continue reading Historic E.U. Net Neutrality Win Shows Maturing Digital Rights Advocacy

Translation Dutch Net Freedom Laws 2011: Net Neutrality, No Commercial Wiretapping, No 3 Strikes

If there’s one thing U.S. researchers know about the state of the web in The Netherlands, it’s that those Lower Countries got their act together when net neutrality became law in 2012. Hell, even the New York Times ran a story, as it was the first net neutrality law in Europe, the second in the world after Chile. These days, net neutrality is the talk of the town both in the U.S. and the E.U., but it seems further away than ever: the U.S. Senate has scheduled a hearing about the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, creating a telco giant with huge power of internet access provision. And at the E.U. level, the issue is up for vote in the Pariament – and it doesn’t look too good. The key provisions from the Dutch internet freedom legislative package may provide some inspiration in times of desperation. They cover net neutrality, a prohibition on commercial wiretapping (DPI), and one on three strikes copyright enforcement. Continue reading Translation Dutch Net Freedom Laws 2011: Net Neutrality, No Commercial Wiretapping, No 3 Strikes