Tech Companies Rally for Reform to Section 215 of USA Patriot Act


IT industry lobby group Reform Government Surveillance sent a letter to legislators this week, to urge legal limitations to electronic surveillance and metadata collection. The letter is undersigned by group member companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, as well as a range of privacy and rights advocates. Read More

Supreme Court of India Strikes Down Controversial Online Censorship Law


The Supreme Court of India struck down an online censorship law this week, declaring Section 66A of the Information Technology Act to be unconstitutional, NDTV reports. The law had been the subject of widespread criticism, particularly after it was used to arrest two young Indians for a Facebook post and Facebook like in 2012. Read More

WordPress Hosting Provider WP Engine Raises $23 Million


WordPress hosting provider WP Engine announced Wednesday a $23 million funding round, led by existing investor North Bridge Venture Partners. The company plans to use the investment to continue its global growth, as well as bolster a new innovation roadmap and quality customer experience. Read More