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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones 176 comments
Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic 181 comments
Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads 114 comments
Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems 273 comments
We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello 255 comments
Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait 165 comments
Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M 164 comments
Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected 397 comments
'Endrun' Networks: Help In Danger Zones 28 comments
If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data 312 comments
Snapchat Will Introduce Ads, Attempt To Keep Them Other Than Creepy 131 comments
Florida Supreme Court: Police Can't Grab Cell Tower Data Without a Warrant 114 comments
How Whisper Tracks Users Who Don't Share Their Location 39 comments
Kickstarter Cancels Anonabox Funding Campaign 75 comments
The Guardian Reveals That Whisper App Tracks "Anonymous" Users 180 comments
FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption 284 comments
Anonabox Accused of Lying About Its Product Being Open-Source On Kickstarter 72 comments
Technology Heats Up the Adultery Arms Race 304 comments
Millions of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested 86 comments
Dropbox Wasn't Hacked, Says Leaked Credentials Are From Unrelated Services 29 comments
Tiny Wireless Device Offers Tor Anonymity 68 comments
Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests 144 comments
The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers 622 comments
Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy 210 comments
More Details On The 3rd-Party Apps That Led to Snapchat Leaks 101 comments
Kmart Says Its Payment System Was Hacked 101 comments
Accessing One's Own Metadata 94 comments
National Security Letter Issuance Likely Headed To Supreme Court 112 comments
Gmail Security Is a Problem For Tor Users In Repressive Countries 74 comments
Twitter Sues US Government Over National Security Data Requests 57 comments
DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook 191 comments
Adobe Spies On Users' eBook Libraries 150 comments
Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss 264 comments
Dubai Police To Use Google Glass For Facial Recognition 122 comments
Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger 367 comments
The Single Vigilante Behind Facebook's 'Real Name' Crackdown 305 comments
James Bamford Releases DOJ Report On NSA Warrantless Wiretapping From 1976 54 comments
Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos 225 comments
Leaked Docs Reveal List of 30 Countries Hacked On Orders of FBI Informant Sabu 78 comments
Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics 575 comments
Hundreds of Police Agencies Distributing Spyware and Keylogger 72 comments
The Executive Order That Redefines Data Collection 126 comments
Interview With Facebook's Head of Open Source 29 comments
Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time 269 comments
California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants For Drone Surveillance 115 comments
CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers 195 comments
Medical Records Worth More To Hackers Than Credit Cards 78 comments
Facebook's Atlas: the Platform For Advertisers To Track Your Movements 92 comments
EU Gives Google Privacy Policy Suggestions About Data Protection 42 comments
How the NSA Profits Off of Its Surveillance Technology 83 comments
2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States 269 comments
FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous 354 comments
Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina 208 comments
Where Whistleblowers End Up Working 224 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Keep Students' Passwords Secure? 191 comments
Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance 212 comments
Stanford Promises Not To Use Google Money For Privacy Research 54 comments
DuckDuckGo Now Blocked In China 82 comments
Before Using StingRays, Police Must Sign NDA With FBI 124 comments
Wired Profiles John Brooks, the Programmer Behind Ricochet 49 comments
Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Rollout 392 comments
Proposed Law Would Limit US Search Warrants For Data Stored Abroad 131 comments
Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died 236 comments
Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google 126 comments
Once Vehicles Are Connected To the Internet of Things, Who Guards Your Privacy? 130 comments
Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police 504 comments
NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations 103 comments
FBI Completes New Face Recognition System 129 comments
Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked 191 comments
Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users 172 comments
NSW Police Named as FinFisher Spyware Users 73 comments
Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor 418 comments
New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails 200 comments
Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation 267 comments
Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned 286 comments
NSA Metadata Collection Gets 90-Day Extension 73 comments
Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World 166 comments
The Challenges and Threats of Automated Lip Reading 120 comments
Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers 210 comments
U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data 223 comments
Microsoft Agrees To Contempt Order So It Can Appeal Email Privacy Case 123 comments
Device Boots Drones, Google Glass Off Wi-Fi 184 comments
Paypal Jumps Into Bitcoin With Both Feet 134 comments
BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates 363 comments
Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash 142 comments
Feds Say NSA "Bogeyman" Did Not Find Silk Road's Servers 142 comments
Responding to Celeb Photo Leaks, Reddit Scotches "Fappening" Subreddit 307 comments
Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx 326 comments
Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans? 206 comments
Shadowy Tech Brokers Deliver Data To the NSA 35 comments
NYPD Starts Body Camera Pilot Program 170 comments
Hackers Break Into 150 comments
Privacy Vulnerabilities In Coursera, Including Exposed Student Email Addresses 31 comments
New Usage-Based Insurance Software Can Track Drivers Using Smartphones 137 comments
Verizon Pays $7.4 Million To Settle FCC Privacy Investigation 50 comments
First US Appeals Court Hears Arguments To Shut Down NSA Database 199 comments
Banks Report Credit Card Breach At Home Depot 132 comments
Tox, a Skype Replacement Built On 'Privacy First' 174 comments
Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos 336 comments
Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government 419 comments
Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret 108 comments
The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni 180 comments
DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications 261 comments
850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement 207 comments
Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around the Globe 76 comments
Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General 149 comments
Sources Say Amazon Will Soon Be Targeting Ads, a la Google AdWords 83 comments
NSA Agents Leak Tor Bugs To Developers 116 comments
Tor Browser Security Under Scrutiny 80 comments
Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope 96 comments
German Intelligence Spying On Allies, Recorded Kerry, Clinton, and Kofi Annan 170 comments
Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses 200 comments
Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data 171 comments
Hackers Steal Data Of 4.5 Million US Hospital Patients 111 comments
Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China 92 comments
How Drones Entered the FBI's Spying Toolkit 39 comments
Google Expands Safe Browsing To Block Unwanted Downloads 106 comments
Ryan Lackey, Marc Rogers Reveal Inexpensive Tor Router Project At Def Con 38 comments
DEA Paid Amtrak Employee To Pilfer Passenger Lists 127 comments
China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Apologizes For Unauthorized Data Access 64 comments
Silent Circle's Blackphone Exploited at Def Con 46 comments
F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data 164 comments
John McAfee Airs His Beefs About Privacy In Def Con Surprise Talk 124 comments
Leaked Docs Show Spyware Used To Snoop On US Computers 135 comments
Russia Cracks Down On Public Wi-Fi; Oracle Blocks Java Downloads In Russia 254 comments
UK Police Won't Comment On The Tracking of People's Phone Calls 52 comments
Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency 266 comments
City of London Police Take Down Proxy Service Over Piracy Concerns 133 comments
San Jose Police Apologize For Hiding Drone Program, Halts Until Further Review 59 comments
Ask Slashdot: Datacenter HDD Wipe Policy? 116 comments
Alleged Massive Account and Password Seizure By Russian Group 126 comments
40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties 256 comments
Leaked Docs Offer Win 8 Tip: FinFisher Spyware Can't Tap Skype's Metro App 74 comments
Want To Work Without Prying Eyes? Try Wearing a Body Sock 75 comments
Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police 790 comments
Mozilla Dumps Info of 76,000 Developers To Public Web Server 80 comments
The Social Laboratory 79 comments
How Google Handles 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests 135 comments
Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers 502 comments
The CIA Does Las Vegas 124 comments
UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity 282 comments
Black Hat Researchers Actively Trying To Deanonymize Tor Users 82 comments
Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance 176 comments
Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale? 113 comments
Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All 101 comments
FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret 139 comments
The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police 125 comments
Russia Posts $110,000 Bounty For Cracking Tor's Privacy 98 comments
Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack 66 comments
Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA 109 comments
Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy 176 comments
Verizon's Offer: Let Us Track You, Get Free Stuff 75 comments
Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims 175 comments
Black Hat Presentation On Tor Cancelled, Developers Working on Bug Fix 52 comments
A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting 194 comments
The Loophole Obscuring Facebook and Google's Transparency Reports 18 comments
Researcher Finds Hidden Data-Dumping Services In iOS 98 comments
New York Judge OKs Warrant To Search Entire Gmail Account 150 comments
Snowden Seeks To Develop Anti-Surveillance Technologies 129 comments
Ars Editor Learns Feds Have His Old IP Addresses, Full Credit Card Numbers 217 comments
Australian Website Waits Three Years To Inform Customers of Data Breach 35 comments
UK Government Faces Lawsuit Over Emergency Surveillance Bill 44 comments
UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights 261 comments
Canadian ISP On Disclosing Subscriber Info: Come Back With a Warrant 55 comments
Breaches Exposed 22.8 Million Personal Records of New Yorkers 41 comments
Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+ 238 comments
Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours 749 comments
Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet 117 comments
Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security 134 comments
NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure 231 comments
William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls 278 comments
UK Gov't Plans To Push "Emergency" Surveillance Laws 147 comments
Judge Shoots Down "Bitcoin Isn't Money" Argument In Silk Road Trial 135 comments
Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service 311 comments
Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On 223 comments
Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos 231 comments
Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies 353 comments
Thousands of Leaked KGB Files Are Now Open To the Public 95 comments
Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You 150 comments
Australian Police Use Telcos For Cell "Tower Dump" of All Connected Users' Data 60 comments
Blue Shield Leaks 18,000 Doctors' Social Security Numbers 74 comments
Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass 116 comments
New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets 201 comments
New Russian Law To Forbid Storing Russians' Data Outside the Country 206 comments
Android Leaks Location Data Via Wi-Fi 112 comments
European Commission Spokesman: Google Removing Link Was "not a Good Judgement" 210 comments
Can the NSA Really Track You Through Power Lines? 109 comments
NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists" 361 comments
Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice 255 comments
Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails 346 comments
Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass 170 comments
Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries 242 comments
Supreme Court Rejects Appeal By Google Over Street View Data Collection 113 comments
Ars Takes an Early Look At the Privacy-Centric Blackphone 67 comments
Saudi Government Targeting Dissidents With Mobile Malware 41 comments
Protesters Launch a 135-Foot Blimp Over the NSA's Utah Data Center 104 comments
What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant 286 comments
Larry Page: Healthcare Data Mining Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year 186 comments
Google Starts Removing Search Results After EU Ruling 138 comments
Hospitals Begin Data-Mining Patients 162 comments
Australian Government Seeks To Boost Spy Agencies' Powers 54 comments
Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant 249 comments
US Court Dings Gov't For Using Seized Data Beyond Scope of Warrant 63 comments
Improperly Anonymized Logs Reveal Details of NYC Cab Trips 192 comments
New Sensors Will Scoop Up "Big Data" On Chicago 64 comments
Workplace Surveillance Becoming More Common 195 comments
WikiLeaks Publishes Secret International Trade Agreement 222 comments
Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops To Deceive Judges About Surveillance Tech 251 comments
US House of Representatives Votes To Cut Funding To NSA 164 comments
German Intel Agency Helped NSA Tap Fiber Optic Cables In Germany 103 comments
How Secret Partners Expand NSA's Surveillance Dragnet 63 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Bequeath Sensitive Information? 208 comments
TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible 250 comments
EU High Court To Review US-EU Data Safe Harbor Agreement 60 comments
Google and Facebook Can Be Legally Intercepted, Says UK Spy Boss 104 comments
Privacy Worries For 'Smart' Smoke Alarms 90 comments
Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings) 100 comments
France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone" 138 comments
Help Crowd-FOIA Stingray Usage Across America 89 comments
Judge Orders DOJ To Turn Over FISA Surveillance Documents 184 comments
Transforming the Web Into a Transparent 'HTTPA' Database 69 comments
Nominet Compromising UK WHOIS Privacy, Wants To See Gov't-Issued ID 71 comments
Canadian Supreme Court Delivers Huge Win For Internet Privacy 112 comments
Facebook Lets Users Opt Out of Targeted Ads 97 comments
The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant 173 comments
NSA's Novel Claim: Our Systems Are Too Complex To Obey the Law 245 comments
iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking 323 comments
Replicating the NSA's Gadgets Using Open Source 47 comments
Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow? 346 comments
After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto? 170 comments
Parents Mobilize Against States' Student Data Mining 139 comments
Vodafone Reveals Warrantless Wiretapping 73 comments
Snowden Rallies Privacy Advocates In New York City 72 comments
FTC Lobbies To Be Top Cop For Geolocation 39 comments
US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU 272 comments
A Year After Snowden's Disclosures, EFF, FSF Want You To Fight Surveillance 108 comments
AT&T To Use Phone Geolocation To Prevent Credit Card Fraud 228 comments
Google Has Received Over 41,000 Requests To "Forget" Personal Information 138 comments
EFF Tells Court That the NSA Knowingly and Illegally Destroyed Evidence 269 comments
US Secret Service Wants To Identify Snark 213 comments
Protecting Our Brains From Datamining 100 comments
Local Police Increasingly Rely On Secret Surveillance 146 comments
NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images 136 comments
LAPD Gets Some Hand-Me-Down Drones From Seattle, Promises Discretion 108 comments
New Federal Database Will Track Americans' Credit Ratings, Other Financial Info 294 comments
Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten' 224 comments
German Intelligence Agency Planning To Follow Big NSA Brother On Shoestring 80 comments
UPS Denies Helping the NSA 'Interdict' Packages 207 comments
Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration 493 comments
German Authorities Lack Evidence To Prosecute Anyone For NSA Spying 107 comments
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