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Mozilla Begs Court For Details About Paedophile Tor Hack To Keep Firefox Safe

In 2015, the FBI hacked Tor to identify users of child sex websites. Now, Mozilla is begging courts to divulge how the operation was carried out so that it can ensure its code for Firefox remains secure.


Twitter Halts Flow Of Information To US Intelligence Agencies

Twitter has reportedly stopped the flow of data to US intelligence agencies which is currently delivered via a private data mining service.


New Scanner Uniquely Identifies Gadgets Just From The Noise They Emit

Without using them, one iPhone or laptop is indistinguishable from another of the same model — to the human eye, at least. A team of researchers, though, has developed a tool that can tell gadgets apart based just on the electromagnetic noise they create.


Creeps Are Using A Neural Network To Dox Porn Actresses

Earlier this April, a Russian photographer named Egor Tsvetkov used photos and an app called FindFace, a neural network that can link photos with social media profiles using facial recognition, to show how much information we wilfully give up online. Unfortunately the nightmare he was trying to warn against swiftly came true.


Link Shorteners Can Spy On You

Anyone who’s used a link shortener has probably considered their vulnerability. It’s no big deal when you’re just bookmarking a blog post, but a little more troubling when you’re shortening directions to your house. If you’ve ever punched in the wrong bit.ly link, you may have inadvertently spied on someone already.


How Your Body's Unique Biosignatures Are Used For Surveillance

Not long ago, fingerprints were the cutting edge of biometric profiling. Today, the use of biosignatures to identify individuals has expanded to include everything from iris and facial scans right through to DNA profiling and even the unique shape of a person’s arse. Here’s what you need to know about how companies and governments are tracking your biometrics.


Microsoft Sues DOJ Over 'Unconstitutional' Secret Data Searches 

You might never know if police or FBI agents are reading your emails or files stored in the cloud, because the US DOJ frequently issues indefinite gag orders that block companies from telling you. Microsoft argues that this secrecy is unconstitutional — and now it’s suing the US government to stop it.


Oculus Rift Terms Of Service Attracting Questions In US Congress

There are some sketchy things in the Terms of Service for the Oculus Rift, and now, a member of Congress is formally asking the company to explain some of the items.


5 Tweaks To Take Back Your Privacy On Facebook

You have to stay on Facebook to see photos of the nieces and nephews and stay in the loop about Friday drinks — but you don’t want to offer up too much of your personal data to Zuckerberg’s all-seeing network. So what do you do? These five tips will help you grab a little bit of your privacy back.


Edward Snowden Will 'Appear' In Australia For A Tour This May

Although Edward Snowden, controversial champion of individual freedom, is currently seeking asylum in Russia, he is set to speak at a number of events across Australian capitals later this year. In classic Snowden style he will of course not be appearing in person, but will be participating in the Australian speaking tour, An Evening With Edward Snowden, via video link.


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