Privacy

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“Five Eyes” Wants Access to Every Electronic Device

According to an article in the National Post the Five Eyes intelligence network is demanding tech companies provide a back-door into all electronic devices. “Canada joined its intelligence allies recently in demanding that technology companies co-operate with law enforcement agencies in allowing access to encrypted communications.” Five Yyes (FVEY) is an intelligence alliance including Australia, […]

Man sues over Google’s “Location History” fiasco, case could affect millions

If “Location History” was off, Google said it didn’t keep data—but that’s not true. Google is facing new scrutiny in the wake of revelations that it stores users’ location data even when “Location History” is turned off. Last Friday, Google quietly edited its description of the practice on its own website—while continuing said […]

Department Of Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And “Media Influencers”

The details of the attached Request for Information outline a plan to gather and monitor the public activities of media professionals and influencers and are enough to cause nightmares of constitutional proportions, particularly as the freedom of the press is under attack worldwide. And “attack” is not hyperbolic. Every day, journalists face serious consequences […]

Are you being watched? Government spy tool found hiding as WhatsApp and Skype

Malware used by intelligence agencies spotted in 7 countries, experts said By Jason Murdock Legitimate downloads of popular software including WhatsApp, Skype and VLC Player are allegedly being hacked at an internet service provider (ISP) level to spread an advanced form of surveillance software known as “FinFisher”, cybersecurity researchers warn. FinFisher is sold to global governments and intelligence […]