Privacy Blog

"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

The Mere Idea of Regaining Privacy Sends Law Enforcement into a Tizzy

Chris Duckett has written an interesting article that describes the inability of law enforcement agencies and other government spies to read your personal data. It describes the ridiculous paranoia of these agencies concerning their own citizens’ rights to privacy. Duckett also writes, “After having their privacy and security surreptitiously broken down for years, there are early signs that users may be getting some of their precious privacy back. It’s been […]

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House Passes Cybersecurity Bill Despite Privacy Protests

On Wednesday the House of Representatives voted 307-116 to pass the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, a bill designed to allow more fluid sharing of cybersecurity threat data between corporations and government agencies. Your elected lawmakers ignored the fact that a few dozen privacy and civil liberties organizations say the act threatens to open up a new backchannel for surveillance of American citizens, in some cases granting the same companies legal […]

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Twitter Moves non-US Accounts to Ireland to Hide Them from the NSA

If live in the US and you have a Twitter account, your data is stored on servers within the U.S. so that NSA can access all your data. However, if you live anyplace outside the U.S., your Twitter data is stored in Dublin, Ireland, so that NSA cannot access your private information. The changes will be complete by 18 May 2015 and Twitter briefly explains them in a policy update […]

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Tor is Building a new Dark Net with Help from the U.S. Military

Tor is building the next-generation Dark Net in part with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the U.S. military agency charged with inventing the cutting edge of new technology. Tor plans to double the encryption strength of hidden service’s identity key and to allow offline storage for that key, a major security upgrade. Details may be found in an article by Howell O’Neill in The Daily Dot at […]

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FBI Petitions for New Power to Hack Into Your Computer

In what civil liberties groups are claimed as a power grab, the FBI is attempting to persuade an ambiguous regulatory body in Washington to change its rules of engagement. The changes would give the FBI to seize significant new powers, allowing them to hack into computers and carry out surveillance of computers both in the U.S. and around the world. The propose changes would allow a judge to issue a […]

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