The Encryption Debate Should End Right Now, After Vault 7, Shadow Brokers, WannaCry, and Petya

 Posted by on 2017-06-30 at 13:08  cyber security, encryption, government, government spying, nsa, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on The Encryption Debate Should End Right Now, After Vault 7, Shadow Brokers, WannaCry, and Petya
Jun 302017
 

When law enforcement argues it needs a “backdoor” into encryption services, the counterargument has typically been that it would be impossible to limit such access to one person or organization. If you leave a key under the doormat, a seminal 2015 paper argues, a burglar eventually finds it.

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All smartphone users should take away these two lessons from the CIA Wikileaks files

 Posted by on 2017-03-09 at 13:41  android, cia, cyber security, cyber war, government spying, iphone, Mobile, News, privacy, Reblog, spying, whistle blowing, wikileaks  Comments Off on All smartphone users should take away these two lessons from the CIA Wikileaks files
Mar 092017
 

This week, WikiLeaks released “Vault 7?—a roughly 8,000-page document purporting to detail surveillance tools and tactics of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane

 Posted by on 2016-12-07 at 12:13  airlines, government, government spying, privacy, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane
Dec 072016
 

If you like your privacy, don’t fly the friendly skies with your phone connected to in-flight networks.

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The FBI Now Possesses Expanded Hacking Powers Despite Last-Minute Efforts By Congress

 Posted by on 2016-12-01 at 18:02  cyber security, fbi, government spying, Hacking, homeland security, Internet, nsa, privacy, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on The FBI Now Possesses Expanded Hacking Powers Despite Last-Minute Efforts By Congress
Dec 012016
 

The FBI is not a fan of computer security, nor is it a fan of disclosing how it collects information. Just ask anybody trying to track its domestic drones and what they’re listening to.

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Laura Poitras Films The Architecture Of Surveillance—And Projects Films On It, Too

 Posted by on 2016-11-30 at 01:15  documentary, freedom, government, Internet, nsa, privacy, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on Laura Poitras Films The Architecture Of Surveillance—And Projects Films On It, Too
Nov 302016
 

The architecture of surveillance is everywhere and nowhere.

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America’s top spy won’t stick around to watch Donald Trump wield his doomsday device

 Posted by on 2016-11-17 at 14:28  cyber war, government, News, nsa, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, spying, trump  Comments Off on America’s top spy won’t stick around to watch Donald Trump wield his doomsday device
Nov 172016
 


James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, has tendered his resignation.

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What’s inside the windowless AT&T/NSA spying hub in lower Manhattan?

 Posted by on 2016-11-16 at 22:28  cyber war, government, News, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, spying, tech  Comments Off on What’s inside the windowless AT&T/NSA spying hub in lower Manhattan?
Nov 162016
 


The windowless, 550′-tall AT&T tower at 33 Thomas Street in lower Manhattan is the building referred to as TITANPOINTE in the NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden, and was likely the staging point for the NSA’s BLARNEY operation, which illegally spied upon communications to and from “Internationa

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