It's been ten years since Danny O'Brien, Suw Charman and I announced the formation of the UK Open Rights Group at the 2005 Open Tech conference and asked the assembled people to pledge to pay £5/month to help fund a UK-based digital rights group that would fight for their rights online -- and everywhere. (more…)
Danny O’Brien | (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | – – The spread of knowledge about the NSA’s surveillance programs has shaken the trust of customers in U.S. Internet companies like Facebook, Google, and…
Tennessee's preseason hype this year was largely based on its high amount of returning experience. Now, heading into just the second game of the season, that experience has taken a hit. Tennessee head coach Butch Jones said Wednesday...Show More Summary
Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones announced Wednesday that defensive tackle Danny O'Brien has been suspended for one game for a violation of team rules. Wes Rucker of 247Sports reported the news and included what Jones hadShow More Summary
The 2015 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass has been awarded to Danny Barnes, eclectic clawhammer and three-finger picker from Texas. From his time with Bad Livers in the ’90s, through stints with Tim O’Brien, Bill Frisell, Jeff Austin, and alternative string bands of […]
Danny O'Brien, over at the EFF's Deeplinks blog, has the story of how it appears China is pressuring the developers of tools for circumventing the Great Firewall of China to shut down their repositories and no longer offer the code.Show More Summary
Ominous for the struggling Victorian Labor Government: NATIONALS upper-house Victorian state member Danny O’Brien has been elected to replace former party leader Peter…
A Pacific hurricane is providing California surfers with huge waves this week. At the Wedge, a popular surfing destination near Newport Beach, Danny O'Brien took big-wave surfing to the extreme by executing a board transfer. He starts riding the wave while carrying a shorter white board, and then he makes the switch halfway through. Show More Summary
Without Boris Diaw, without Danny Green and without Patty Mills, there is no fifth San Antonio Spurs championship. The NBA is a star-driven league and will be henceforth, but no team has ever hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy withoutShow More Summary
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he wants to use running back Arian Foster similarly to how he used Kevin Faulk and Danny Woodhead during his time with the New England Patriots. What does this mean for Foster's role in the...Show More Summary
Danny O'Brien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation isn't happy about the new EU court decision that requires Google to delete links to information that people find troublesome: When a newspaper publishes a news item, it appears online....Attempting...Show More Summary
Following on from yesterday's brutal, awful news that Mozilla is going to add DRM to its Firefox browser, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Danny O'Brien has published an important editorial explaining how Mozilla's decision sets back the whole cause of fighting for a free and open Internet. Read the rest
Danny O'Brien, a long-time privacy and online free speech activist, is the International Director at the digital-rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). You can follow him on Twitter @mala. Narenji ("Orange") was Iran's top...Show More Summary
Villagers, an indie folk band from Dublin, Ireland, consisting of Conor O'Brien, Tommy McLaughlin, Danny Snow, James Byrne and Cormac Curran, are dedicating their latest video to the oppressed LGBT community in Sochi. Writes the band: "To whom it may...
The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Danny O'Brien has ten important suggestions for things you can do right now to minimize the extent to which you are surveilled on the Internet.
Vincent Broquaire's "Progressbar" is a short film illustrating the most significant aphorism of the Danny O'Brien canon: "Those progress-bars don't watch themselves." They certainly don't -- the hypnogogic nature of the erratic progress-bar, with its intermittent, inscrutable reward-system, is one of the signal motifs of the Internet era.
Yesterday, I posted my reaction to Bruce Sterling's essay The Ecuadorian Library, where Bruce described activists as "living in a pitiful dream world where their imaginary rule of law applies to an electronic frontier." Danny O'Brien,...Show More Summary
One could say that Danny O'Brien is a victim of bad timing as his time with Wisconsin officially comes to an end. After leaving Maryland in 2012 to transfer to Madison, the former signal-caller is leaving the Dairy State in the rear view mirror for an unknown destination. Show More Summary
Danny O'Brien is transferring for the second time in his college career. According to Fox Sports and the Wisconsin State Journal, O'Brien has announced that he will not be part of the Wisconsin football program this season. This is the second time O'Brien has left a program, as he gave Maryland similar treatment after the 2011 season. Show More Summary
It's been just over a year since Anno NTK launched, a kind of Wayback Machine for the wonderful old-school UK tech newsletter Need to Know. Each week, Danny O'Brien will send you a fifteen-year-old edition of NTK, letting you catch up on the tech news of the late 1990s.