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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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EFF Opposes Government's State Secrets Claim in Wiretapping Case

October 14, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF filed its latest brief in the Jewel v. NSA case, aiming to stop the government from engaging in mass warrantless collection of emails, phone calls, and customer records of ordinary Americans. The matter is set for hearing on December 14, 2012 in federal court in San Francisco...

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Six Questions to Ask Before Posting to Social Networks

October 10, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Every day I see yet another situation where employees misused, abused or otherwise accused social media sites to the chagrin of their employers. Businesses need to make a coordinated effort, using a combination of policies, training and technology to mitigate the risks of workers using social media sites...

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Online Banking: A Trust Opportunity to (Re)gain?

October 09, 2012 Added by:Mikko Jakonen

How come banks are telling people to maintain their security better, without putting their OWN reputation and capabilities in line with the DIRECT consequences of the change paradigm towards ‘webalized’ approach we have witnessed for years, has now resulted as poor operational security...

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New Book Details the NSA’s Warrantless Wiretapping Program

October 07, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Three more NSA whistleblowers, including William Binney a former high ranking official involved with the program during its infancy, also submitted affidavits laying out how the NSA illegally spied on Americans in the aftermath of 9/11...

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Service Agreements Kill Privacy, But Can They Create It Too?

October 03, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Fourth Amendment has not kept up with technology. And a recent case decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the increasing way rights are adjudicated when it comes to data stored by other companies: through the service agreement a user enters into with a company...

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Stop the Next SOPA and CISPA: Register to Vote for Internet Freedom

September 30, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress needs to know that the Internet is watching and that users won’t sit on the sidelines as technology intended to connect us and bring knowledge to people worldwide is turned against us for the purposes of censorship and surveillance...

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Do Not Track Update: The Fight for User Privacy Continues

September 25, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF and other digital rights advocates are continuing to fight for Do Not Track, a one-click browser-based signal users can turn on to tell websites not to track their online browsing habits. In this article, we’ll be reviewing recent Congressional hearings about online tracking...

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House Passes the Broad Warrantless Spying Bill

September 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The House voted to renew the dangerous FISA Amendment Act which hands the NSA broad, warrantless surveillance powers for another five years. Sadly, the House refused to add any oversight powers or privacy protections, despite evidence the NSA has used it to spy on Americans...

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Creating a Surveillance-Free Internet

September 20, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Since its origins in 2008, Freedom Not Fear has developed the general message: fundamental rights like privacy, free expression, due process, and democratic participation are jeopardized when reactionary, fear-driven surveillance systems penetrate our societies...

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Don’t Wait for UK Snoopers’ Charter: Encrypt Wikipedia Now

September 17, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Rather than waiting for bad legislation, Wikipedians should take this opportunity to make one relatively small technical change that could serve as a bulwark against all kinds of government surveillance, filtering and data retention laws...

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