Tag Archives: privacy

New Facebook Messenger app has NSA backdoor built-in

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How much access to your (and your friends’) personal data are you prepared to share for access to free mobile apps? I suspect the amount is significantly less than that which you actually agreed to share when blindly accepting the Terms of Service. Case in point: Facebook‘s Messenger App, which ...

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DRIP: the end of privacy in the UK

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David Cameron cares about your safety. It’s all he ever thinks about. It’s his passion. He’s passionate about it. Every time David Cameron thinks about how safe he’d like to keep you, passion overcomes him and he has to have a lie down. With his eyes shut. A bit like ...

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Drones to surveil US population by 2015

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US authorities have presented a plan for the mass use of drones in American airspace. Though there have been few objections to the move so far, a global government surveillance drone program is likely to raise privacy concerns later on. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has presented a detailed plan for ...

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CISPA bill returns…now that they killed Aaron Swartz

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) says the new version of the controversial cybersecurity bill will include “tight limitation on what kind of information is shared.” This summer, when Edward Snowden dropped his bombshell about PRISM, the NSA’s vast Internet spying program, the House had recently passed a bill called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing ...

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Microsoft helped the NSA bypass encryption, new Snowden leak reveals

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Microsoft worked hand-in-hand with the United States government in order to allow federal investigators to bypass encryption mechanisms meant to protect the privacy of millions of users, Edward Snowden told The Guardian. According to an article published on Thursday by the British newspaper, internal National Security Agency memos show that ...

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Pirate Bay co-founder plans surveillance-free messaging app

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The co-founder and former spokesperson of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay Peter Sunde is working on a new iPhone and Android messaging application that will allow the users to protect their conversations from spying. The application called Hemlis – ‘secret’ in Swedish – utilizes end-to-end encryption to make sure that ...

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Australian activist defeats spy cameras in landmark case

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Expansion of the global surveillance grid was dealt a major blow in Australia last week after a legal challenge by an individual against the State of New South Wales brought about a landmark ruling. A local resident opposed to the introduction of CCTV cameras successfully proved that public surveillance carried out by ...

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