Menu

Sina Khanifar - News, Features, and Slideshows

News

  • US House passes bill allowing mobile phone unlocking

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow mobile phone users to unlock their devices and switch carriers, overriding a 2013 decision by the Library of Congress to make the practice illegal.

    Written by Grant Gross26 Feb. 14 14:49
  • Organizers hope for big crowd at surveillance protest

    About 4,500 people have indicated they plan to attend a rally Saturday in Washington, D.C., to protest surveillance programs run by the U.S. National Security Agency.

    Written by Grant Gross24 Oct. 13 19:37
  • Opponents of NSA surveillance aren't giving up after House vote

    Privacy and digital rights groups have dug in for a longer fight against massive surveillance programs at the U.S. National Security Agency, even after the House of Representatives voted last week against an amendment to curtail the agency's data collection.

    Written by Grant Gross29 July 13 19:18
  • Report: NSA collected US email records, Internet use for years

    The U.S. National Security Agency collected the email and Internet use records of some U.S. residents for about a decade following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to documents published Thursday by the U.K. newspaper the Guardian.

    Written by Grant Gross27 June 13 17:04
  • CISPA sponsor compares opponents to 14-year-olds

    The chief sponsor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in the U.S. Congress has ignited a Twitter storm by suggesting many opponents of the proposed cyberthreat sharing bill are 14-year-olds in basements.

    Written by Grant Gross17 April 13 13:58
  • Third mobile-phone-unlocking bill introduced

    Momentum is growing in the U.S. Congress to overturn a U.S. Library of Congress ruling that took mobile phone unlocking out of the legal exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

    Written by Grant Gross12 March 13 19:30
  • Activist launches campaign to change the DMCA

    The author of a successful White House petition calling on government officials to legalize the unlocking of mobile phones has turned his attention to broader reform of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

    Written by Grant Gross06 March 13 20:51
  • White House: Unlocking mobile phones should be legal

    U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has sided with more than 100,000 petition signers who asked the government to legalize the unlocking of smartphones.

    Written by Grant Gross04 March 13 18:57
  • Petition asks Obama to legalize unlocking of mobile phones

    More than 85,000 people have signed a Whitehouse.gov petition asking U.S. President Barack Obama to reverse a decision by the Library of Congress making the unlocking of mobile phones illegal under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

    Written by Grant Gross20 Feb. 13 16:09
Computerworld
ARN
Techworld
CMO