privacy

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.


Dreaming Of A Tor Button For Firefox

It’s no secret that everybody’s thinking about privacy and cyber security more since the world was pummelled with the unsettling, spy-novel truths of the Snowden revelations. Now, companies are starting to seize onto the zeitgeist by building more secure tools for the internet. And it sounds like Tor will be at the front of that line.


Protect Against Sneaky Webcam Spies With This Little Pair Of Magnets

I have had a teensy, torn bit of paper taped over the camera of my MacBook Air for years now because even before I knew the FBI could activate that thing without the indicator light, it always bugged me out that someone might be secretly snooping. The teensy, torn bit of paper looks janky as hell, but it works. Nope is a pair of sticky discs that do not look janky as hell.


Every Response I Got When I FOIA'd The Year's Dumbest App

When the soul-crushingly simple, single-serving messaging app Yo hit the App Store earlier this year, people couldn’t say enough about the app that said barely anything at all. But given our pseudo-surveillance state and similar apps’ privacy concerns, we wondered — could the government be spying on (or even just talking about) Yo?


FBI Director Says Apple Marketing Encryption Snubs The Law

Today in cops getting angry about the new encryption on smartphones features FBI Director James Comey, who is “very concerned” about the matter. He’s so concerned that the FBI’s had conversations with Apple and Google about how they’re marketing the devices. And Comey wants the world to know that he’s upset.


WEDG: An Alternative To Cloud Computing That Will Keep Your Privates Safe

After the recent spate of celeb nude leaks and the years-long Snowden saga, privacy is becoming an ever-hotter topic in the tech realm. That’s where WEDG, a personal cloud that aims to keep your data safe — and out of the reach of the government — comes in.


Developer: iOS In-App Browsers Might Be Stealing Your Information

More (slightly) bad security news for Apple, on what’s already been a pretty bad couple of days for iOS: Craig Hockenberry, one of the devs behind Twitterrific, has revealed in a blog post that in-app browsers are capable of logging your keyboard.


Cops Have No Right To Be Angry About The iPhone's New Encryption

Security professionals and joe-schmoes alike cheered Apple’s recent announcement that it would no longer be able to turn iPhone data over to cops. Finally, a guarantee that authorities couldn’t snoop around your text messages! But you know who didn’t cheer? Cops, of course.


The Cop That Blasted Apple's New Encryption Got His Facts Backwards

On Tuesday morning, The Washington Post published an opinion piece by Ronald T. Hosko, a former assistant director at the FBI, about how Apple’s new encryption techniques would have led to the death of a victim in a case he oversaw. Turns out he was totally wrong. The newspaper just issued a correction.


Google Street View Is Blurring The Faces Of Ancient Gods

Ever notice how all the faces are blurred in Google Street View photos? That happens thanks to a privacy-enabling robot. But it’s not a perfect robot. The Google Street View robot not only blurs the faces of humans but also of statues, despite the fact that statues have no notion of privacy. Makes you think, doesn’t it?


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