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Three former US national security officials have given their support to end-to-end encryption and criticised claims that the government should have backdoor access or "duplicate" decryption keys. Mike McConnell, a former director of the National Security Agency and director of national intelligenc...

July 30th 2015 at 9:28am 0 Comments
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In an attempt to offer transparency to United States surveillance tactics, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a report today offering numbers for National Security Agency actions in 2013. The report notes thousands of orders placed for use of surveillance tactics (FISA re...

June 27th 2014 at 1:58pm 0 Comments
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Can anyone ever really leave the internet? And if you had the choice, is that something that you'd want to do? After all, abandoning the connected world might help you reclaim some privacy, but even if you smashed your PC, burned your tablet and tossed your smartphone, you might still not be able...

June 23rd 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The United States National Security Agency may or may not have known about the security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed," but now that it's a widely publicized issue, the agency has some safety suggestions. Sure, you've probably heard all this before, but bear with us. First and foremost, webs...

April 14th 2014 at 7:17pm 0 Comments
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Both The Guardian and The Washington Post were announced as Pulitzer Prize winners today in the public service category. The prizes were awarded for The Guardian's Edward Snowden work, which revealed dozens of details about the United States government spying on citizens the world over, and for Wa...

April 14th 2014 at 5:10pm 0 Comments
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The NSA's been rather busy over the past few years, tracking everything from your emails to phone calls, and now the New York Times is reporting that it even conducted a secret project to collect data about the location of American's cellphones in 2010 and 2011. The project was ultimately not impl...

October 2nd 2013 at 1:50pm 0 Comments