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Warrantless Surveillance 101: Introducing EFF's New NSA Domestic Spying Guide

December 06, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

On December 14th, we hope that the Northern District of California federal court will agree with us that our case challenging illegal domestic spying should move forward. Warrantless wiretapping isn't a state secret—it's a clear violation of FISA, other laws, and the Constitution...

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TPP: Why it Matters in the USA

December 04, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

We live in an interconnected world, and America's actions on the world stage affect us strongly here at home. Take action now to demand that the U.S. government open up the TPP drafts to the public, and that the government negotiate for your interests - not the entertainment companies'...

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Social Media: Lightning Storm

December 03, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

I worked for one company who wanted to get information out quickly to all their stakeholders. The problem was the company was mired in an unhealthy aversion to risk. Their mind-set was avoidance, whereas industry transitioned to risk mitigation. That company is doomed to fail...

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How to turn any phone into a spy device with hardware hack

December 02, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Researcher Atul Alex has presented at the last edition of yhe International Malware Conference (MalCon) how it is possible to attack every mobile device with special hardware designed by using common electronic components...

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Trading Away our Digital Rights: More Nations Join TPP

November 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

As TPP talks trudge along with ever more Pacific nations participating in the meetings, our alarm over its intellectual property (IP) provisions has only grown. The IP language in this intricate trade agreement would harm users’ digital rights in profound ways, such as pressuring ISPs to become Internet cops...

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Money Laundering Scenes In -The Digital World

November 20, 2012 Added by:gaToMaLo r. amores

By denying terrorist and criminals groups access to their money, authorities can stop them buying munitions and paying for suicide bombers. This approach has been highly successful in identifying and dismantling terrorist networks. Now they need to adapt and learn how this new DC works because it cannot be stopped...

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New technologies raise serious doubts on privacy and security

November 12, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The major concerns are related to the use of cameras of video devices such as PC, mobile devices and TVs to identify the user and verify its rights for vision and of course to determine his habits with the purpose to pack it for the best offer in terms of contents...

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Ubuntu Snafu: Privacy Is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping

November 10, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Amusingly, the plugin’s flood of attention means it is already racking up quite the bug count. For example, it does not currently do any NSFW prevention, and the results are returned in plaintext also. Have fun explaining that one to the ol’ boss-a-roni...

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A Deep Dive into Facebook and Datalogix

November 06, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Facebook is partnering up with marketing company Datalogix to assess whether users go to stores in the physical world and buy the products they saw in Facebook advertisements. A lot of the reports aren’t getting into the nitty gritty of what data is actually shared between Facebook and Datalogix...

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Please Don’t Tell Me You’re Still Using SSNs as IDs!

November 05, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

I’ve been occasionally revisiting the topic of laws and regulations prohibiting the use of SSNs, most recently in 2008 when I identified over 45 U.S. federal and state laws regulating and often prohibiting, the use of SSNs as identifiers. I provide pointers at the end of this post to some other reports...

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Why doesn't your VPN work on the road?

October 29, 2012 Added by:Rainer Enders

With the ubiquity of mobile devices, staying securely connected to work - in theory - should require nothing more than an internet connection, and seemingly everywhere you travel, whether that be in hotels, airports, or conference trade shows, offer such connections. But the reality is more complicate...

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Your Rights To Online Privacy

October 28, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Obama’s framework consists of four elements: A Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, a multi-stakeholder process to specify how the principles in the Bill of Rights apply in particular contexts, effective enforcement, and a commitment to increase interoperability with the US’s international partners...

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Fact Checking Obama's Misleading Answer About Warrantless Wiretapping

October 24, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Jon Stewart boldly went where no mainstream reporter has gone: asking President Obama why he embraced Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program after campaigning against it. While Stewart’s question was commendable, Obama’s answer was puzzling because it seems so obviously untrue...

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Discover Who’s Tracking You Online with Collusion

October 22, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

There are increasing concerns over tracking done by advertisers and website owners and recent legislation has shone a spotlight on the topic. Collusion is a great add-on for Firefox made by Mozilla that shows, in real time, how the data you share creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers...

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Congress Probes USTR on the Confidential TPP Negotiations

October 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) threatens to regulate and restrict the Internet in the name of enforcing intellectual property (IP) rights around the world, yet the public and civil society continue to be denied meaningful access to the official text and are even kept in the dark...

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The EFF is Losing Its Way on Internet Freedom

October 16, 2012 Added by:Dave Aitel

Internet advocacy is, like the Internet itself, a binary thing. You can be a voice for a perfectly secure Internet, or you can be a voice for messy and chaotic liberty - for a citizen’s personal privacy in an electronic world. You cannot do both, and I do not think the EFF knows which it is doing anymore...

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