Privacy


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 […]

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‘Forget enforced password complexity. Forget forced periodic #password changes—These don’t work! Do have passwords checked against a list of commonly “hacked” #passwords that regularly show up in stolen account data troves…’ Continue reading: Here is a quick look at the three main changes the NIST has proposed: No more periodic […]

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‘Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or foreign government who wants to see those mistakes. Thanks to last week’s US Senate decision (update March 28: and today’s House decision), ISPs can sell […]

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“FOR ALMOST FOUR years, a cottage industry of media conspiracists has devoted itself to accusing Edward Snowden of being a spy for either Russia and/or China at the time he took and then leaked documents from the National Security Agency. There has never been any evidence presented to substantiate this accusation… …Newly obtained […]

Newly Obtained Documents Prove Key Claim of Snowden’s Accusers Is ...



The TSA is introducing “more rigorous” and “comprehensive” physical inspections at airports around the country, according to Bloomberg. The security agency, which until now had the option of using five different types of physical pat-downs in the screening line, is eliminating the “options” and replacing them with a single, universal […]

TSA Launches “Invasive” Pat-Downs With “More Intimate Contact Than Before”




Documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal Palantir’s role in creating the U.S. government’s international spy machine. Photo: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA/AP The Intercept can now reveal that Palantir has worked for years to boost the global dragnet of the NSA and its international partners, and was in fact co-created with American spies […]

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“Several human rights organizations will soon launch a campaign urging President Obama to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, coinciding with the premiere of the Oliver Stone biopic based on his life…” Continue reading: The ACLU is launching a campaign to pardon Edward Snowden

The ACLU is launching a campaign to pardon Edward Snowden


“A core component of the U.S. CVE plan tasks teachers, social workers, and school administrators with monitoring and reporting to law enforcement on children in their care. An FBI document released earlier this year tells teachers to spy on their students’ thoughts and suggests that administrators essentially turn schools into […]

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“While the device is still far from ready for commercial distribution, Snowden and Huang note that they hope this case study will influence how individuals perceive their personal tracking devices they carry around in their pockets — also known as cell phones.” Continue reading: Edward Snowden Develops Phone Case to […]

Edward Snowden Develops Phone Case to Alert Users if Their ...



How many other TSA assaults, gropings and other indignities never make the news, because they’ve become routine in the police state known as the American airport? Wouldn’t many security systems be better than the TSA monopoly? Continue reading: Should TSA suffer the death penalty for its crimes?

Petition: Should TSA suffer the death penalty for its crimes?


“The Obama administration is working on a series of agreements with foreign governments that would allow them for the first time to serve U.S. technology companies with warrants for email searches and wiretaps—a move that is already stirring debates over privacy, security, crime and terrorism.” Continue reading: U.S. to Allow […]

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‘The NSA is not making any friends these days, and their latest statement on privacy-centric journalists is not helping matters much either. To be more precise, an investigation by the agency revealed how they are continuing to target the Tor network. Moreover, The Linux Journal is referred to as an […]

NSA Labels Privacy-Centric Internet Users As “Extremists”



Stone slammed tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, accusing them of “collaborating” with the government in the Snowden case. “It’s a form of fascism — the sovereignty of the state versus the sovereignty of the individual,” he said. “It’s the reverse of the way this country was founded.” Source: Oliver […]

Oliver Stone Blasts tech giants for collaborating with the government


Sonia Sotomayor warned in a scathing dissent the Supreme Court’s pro-police ruling violates constitutional rights “This case allows the police to stop you on the street, demand your identification, and check it for outstanding traffic warrants — even if you are doing nothing wrong” Source: Police can use illegally obtained […]

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“The NSA, it seemed, had not told the public the whole story about Snowden’s contacts with oversight authorities before he became the most celebrated and vilified whistleblower in U.S. history.” Source: Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillance Concerns, Documents Reveal

Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillance Concerns, Documents Reveal


A video posted to Facebook this week shows New York City sanitation officers playing a dirty trick on residents in order to generate revenue. “They feel your garbage bags. If they feel that there is a recyclable item in your trash bag, they will open it up and check. They […]

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“The FBI wants to exempt its burgeoning national database of fingerprints and facial photos from a federal law that gives Americans the right to sue for government violations of the Privacy Act, such as refusing to tell a person if he or she is in the system.” Source: FBI wants […]

FBI wants to exempt its huge fingerprint and photo database ...