We call ourselves private citizens, and we refer to elected representatives as public officials, because we’re supposed to know everything about them and their activities. At the same time, they’re supposed to … Continue reading Snowden interview: Why the media isn’t doing its job
Comedian Olivia Lee takes to the streets demanding a look at strangers’ most personal and sensitive information – the same information to which a broad range of public … Continue reading Show me yours – Snoopers’ Charter
Great video regarding Britain’s new Snoopers’ Charter law to spy on everything every single British person does online. And don’t think the US government doesn’t want to do the same. Source: Cassetteboy … Continue reading Cassetteboy vs The Snoopers’ Charter
Brought to you by Scenes of Reason,The Haystack documentary, is a real life investigation into 21st century surveillance in the UK and the Investigatory Powers (IP)… Why is privacy so important and … Continue reading The Haystack on Vimeo
Chalk up another victory for user privacy. Add Viber to your list of secure messaging apps, along with Apple’s iMessage and Facebook’s (???) WhatsApp. The fact that FaceBook owns WhatsApp is a … Continue reading Viber Adds End-to-End Encryption like WhatsApp, Apple
The legislation effectively makes it impossible for firms to implement unbreakable encryption in their products and still comply with the law. No thank you. Source: Feinstein–Burr encryption bill effectively bans unbreakable encryption Continue reading Feinstein–Burr encryption bill effectively bans unbreakable encryption
Burner phones might be about to be banned in the US. A Congresswoman has proposed that everyone buying a phone in the country would have to register with personal ID, to stop … Continue reading ‘Burner’ phones could be made illegal under US law that would require personal details of anyone buying a new handset
“If, technologically, it is possible to make an impenetrable device or system, where the encryption is so strong that there is no key, there is no door at all, then how do … Continue reading Obama, at South by Southwest, Calls for Law Enforcement Access in Encryption Fight
If Apple can be forced to write code in this case to bypass security features and create new accessibility, what is to stop the government from demanding that Apple write code to turn … Continue reading Apple Vs FBI: Former CIA director James Woolsey sides with Apple
The FBI has a lead. A prominent religious leader and community advocate is in contact with a suspected sleeper agent of foreign radicals. The attorney general is briefed and personally approves wiretaps … Continue reading What the FBI’s surveillance of Martin Luther King says about modern spying.
…News emerging from Paris — as well as evidence from a Belgian ISIS raid in January — suggests that the ISIS terror networks involved were communicating in the clear, and that the data on their smartphones was not encrypted. European media outlets are reporting that the location of a raid conducted on … Continue reading After Endless Demonization Of Encryption, Police Find Paris Attackers Coordinated Via Unencrypted SMS
The FBI’s general council, James Baker, told a conference that the bureau will stop “magical thinking” and halt plans for a backdoor into consumer technology. Source: The FBI says it has given … Continue reading The FBI says it has given up on trying to get backdoors into encryption software
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