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Download This Free Tool To See If The US Government's Spying On You

It’s been over a year-and-a-half since documents leaked by Edward Snowden shook our sense of privacy to the core. Those documents proved that government is spying on us pretty much all the time. And now that we know Congress isn’t going to do anything about it right away, it’s time to find the tools to protect yourself. Detekt is a good one.


Here's How Much The Snowden Leaks Have Affected US Public Opinion

How has your opinion on internet privacy changed since the first Snowden revelations appeared over a year ago? How concerned are you about corporations having your data forever? Your collective answers are what Pew sought in a recent survey of United States residents.


No One Is More Confused Than Tor About The Recent Attacks On Tor

The Tor network, which aims to provide secure, anonymous use of the internet, has come under attack lately by a coalition of US government departments, with relays compromised, 400 hidden services seized, and an estimated 17 people arrested. It’s part of the secretive Operation Onymous, and according to a statement appearing on the Tor website, no one is more confused about it than Tor.


Why The Woman Who Found Snowden Doesn't Want More Whistleblowers

A few days ago, I found myself in a crowded Manhattan office watching Laura Poitras sign posters for her new documentary. Each signature appeared above the film’s title — Citizenfour — and below the film’s subject — Edward Snowden. She didn’t think she had time, but her handler insisted. It’s taken me a while, but only now do I realise what a powerful metaphor that moment was. In a way, it revealed what Poitras thinks about the future of whistleblowers: We shouldn’t need them any more.


Brazil Is Keeping Its Promise To Avoid The US Internet

Brazil was not bluffing last year, when it said that it wanted to disconnect from the United States-controlled internet due to the NSA’s obscenely invasive surveillance tactics. The country is about to stretch a cable from the northern city of Fortaleza all the way to Portugal, and they have vowed not to use a single US vendor to do it.


A Secret Policy Lets The UK Suck Up Any Bulk NSA Data It Wants

As if having all that public data squirrelled away by the NSA wasn’t bad enough, a new report by Liberty UK reveals that Britain’s intelligence services can take any of it, whenever it wants, without a warrant.


Twitter Is Suing For The Right To Show How Many Fed Requests It Gets

In the past, companies like Facebook and Microsoft have released so-called transparency reports about the government surveillance requests they have received — but, per government restrictions, the numbers have been relatively vague. Today, Twitter just filed a lawsuit to lift the restrictions on what they’re allowed to disclose. In other words, actual transparency.


A Beginner's Guide To Cyberwarfare

Simply put, cyberwarfare is the use of hacking to conduct attacks on a target’s strategic or tactical resources for the purposes of espionage or sabotage.


The Most Enticing Feature A Tech Company Can Offer Now Is Privacy

Apple’s new privacy policy is built specifically to make it impossible for the company to turn over your data to law enforcement, even with a search warrant.


Hidden Message In Apple Transparency Reports Suggest New NSA Warrants

It’s not what Apple’s most recent transparency reports say that has activists concerned — rather, it’s what’s missing. Because the sudden omission of a mere two sentences essentially translates to Apple saying that, yes, they have now been subjected to the Patriot Act’s demands.


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