Post Thumbnail

It was one of the final questions of the NSA's open Q&A today, and one that's weighed heavily on the minds of American citizens since the Prism scandal last year: \"Are our fears of being discreetly spied on merited?\" They aren't, according to NSA Civil Liberties and Privacy Director Rebecca Ri

26 days ago 0 Comments
November 24, 2014 at 5:27PM
Post Thumbnail

Google is announcing that it's going to place a flag on contentious search terms for users in mainland China. Mountain View's Alan Eustace euphemistically described how some searches break a connection to the service, leading to users being frozen out for around a minute each time. He theatrically

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Investigators at the FBI supposedly aren't happy that social networks like Facebook or Google+ don't have the same kind of facility for wiretaps that phones have had for decades. If claimed industry contacts for CNET are right, senior staff at the bureau have floated a proposed amendment to the 19

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

If we didn't love the EFF already, we'd be proposing marriage now that it's managed to reverse-engineer Carrier IQ's pernicious monitoring software. CIQ exists in phones in three parts, the app itself, a configuration file and a database -- where your keystrokes and coded \"metrics\" are logged b

3 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

After a controversial presidential election that saw Joseph Kabila retain the office amid fierce protests, the Democratic Republic of Congo has shut down the nation's text messaging services in order to restore public order. Civil liberties concerns aside, it's proving to be highly dangerous fo

3 years ago 0 Comments