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Canary Watch keeps an eye out for secret government requests for your data

A new site,, collects transparency reports from across the web and publishes them in one place.

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What It’s Like to Fight a National Security Letter

by Jennifer Valentino-DeVries The Wall Street Journal July 17th, 2012 The saga of Nicholas Merrill’s fight with the U.S. Justice Department began in 2004 with a strange phone call. “They just said this is so-and-so from the FBI and we’re going to send somebody by with a letter,” says Mr. Merrill, the founder... more

"An ISP promises to stand up to the government" - 'On The Media', National Public Radio

On The Media, National Public Radio Friday, May 04, 2012 Nick Merrill is building an internet service provider called Calyx. Calyx will be designed to encrypt user's data in such a way that it'll be inaccessible to anyone but that user. Which means that if the government asks for your browser history or emails, Calyx will be technologically unable to hand them over. Bob talks to Merrill... more