Nicholas Merrill, formerly the head of a New York-based Internet Service Provider that fought the FBI and DOJ in court over the constitutionality of the Patriot Act and won, plans to launch a new non-profit, crowd-funded ISP that will make its users’ privacy a central focus. “I have a bit of a track record of fighting for the right to privacy on the Internet, and I have a plan to radically transform the way the Telecommunications industry works,” Merrill said.
The European Commission is taking the British government to court over its failure to act on complaints from the public over Internet privacy. In 2007, UK ISP BT secretly tested behavioural ad targeting software from US company Phor... Read Post
A British company, Phorm, has attracted protest over its system to work with Internet service providers in order to track the Web surfing of their customers. Its goal: show people advertising based on where they surf. Read Post
Nicholas Merrill’s crowd-funded Internet Service Provider raised more than $43,000 in donations in less than 24 hours, CNET reported on Thursday. “I had no idea that the crowd funding would take off as much as it has in such a short... Read Post