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Web hoster fights order to ID Trump protesters

Web hoster fights order to ID Trump protesters

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A web hosting service is fighting a warrant ordering it to identify visitors to a site that encouraged protests against Donald Trump's inauguration. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) wants DreamHost to hand over the 1.3 million IP addresses of everyone who visited the the disruptj20.org website.DreamHost has said that it will fight the warrant because it believes the request could be in breach of political speech protections.It said the IP addresses, in addition to the contact details, emails, and photographs of thousands of people - which were also requested - were too sensitive to be released."That information could be used to identify any individuals who used this site to exercise and express political speech protected under the Constitution's First Amendment," said a statement by the ...
Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters

Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters

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A US service provider is fighting government demands for it to hand over details of millions of activists.The Department of Justice (DoJ) wants all visitors' IP addresses - some 1.3 million - to a website that helped organise a protest on the day of President Trump's inauguration.DreamHost is currently refusing to comply with the request and is due in court later this month.The DoJ has not yet responded to requests for comment from the BBC.It is unclear why it wants the internet protocol addresses of visitors to website disruptj20.org, which organised a protest against President Trump on 20 January - the day of his inauguration. "The website was used in the development, planning, advertisement and organisation of a violent riot that occurred in Washington DC on January 20, 2017," it wrote...
Last chance to suggest NASA's message to Voyager 1

Last chance to suggest NASA's message to Voyager 1

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It's the final day for internet users to suggest a message for NASA to beam to the Voyager 1 space probe.The craft is currently almost 13 billion miles from Earth - making it the most distant human-made object ever.It was launched on 15 September 1977 and in order for a message to be beamed to it in time for the 40th anniversary of the mission, NASA is closing the date for suggestions on Tuesday.The space agency is seeking suggestions via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for a 60-character message to send to the unmanned Voyager 1.At the end of the entry period, the public will be allowed vote on what short message should be sent to the probe.Public polls can be a risky business in the age of the internet, with the public last year opting to name the UK's new polar research ship Boaty McBo...
NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online

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The British cyber-security researcher, charged in the US with creating and selling malware, has returned to Twitter to thank his supporters.It is the first time Marcus Hutchins has spoken publicly since his arrest earlier this month in Las Vegas.Earlier on Monday the 23-year-old pleaded "not guilty" during a court hearing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.A trial has been scheduled for October. The court gave Mr Hutchins permission to work and use the internet again.However, he will not be allowed access to the server he used to stop WannaCry spreading.He must surrender his passport and will be tracked in the US via GPS during his release.Posting on Twitter as @MalwareTechBlog, Mr Hutchins said: "There's a lot of people I'd like to thank for amazing support over the past 11 days, which I will do whe...