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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed 365 comments
Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data 182 comments
Ed Felten: California Must Lead On Cybersecurity 78 comments
China Cuts Off Some VPNs 201 comments
Data Encryption On the Rise In the Cloud and Mobile 83 comments
Apple Agrees To Chinese Security Audits of Its Products 114 comments
Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times 237 comments
Calls For European ISPs To Filter Content Could Be Illegal 60 comments
Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites 203 comments
Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes 290 comments
FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN 382 comments
Moscow To Track Cell-phone Users In 2015 For Traffic Analysis 63 comments
Being Pestered By Drones? Buy a Drone-Hunting Drone 151 comments
Feds Operated Yet Another Secret Metadata Database Until 2013 102 comments
Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications 559 comments
Micromax Remotely Installing Unwanted Apps and Showing Ads 50 comments
Spanish Judge Cites Use of Secure Email As a Potential Terrorist Indicator 174 comments
Ad Company Using Verizon Tracking Header To Recreate Deleted Cookies 70 comments
Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat 156 comments
Washington DC's Public Library Will Teach People How To Avoid the NSA 81 comments
FBI Access To NSA Surveillance Data Expands In Recent Years 52 comments
'Silk Road Reloaded' Launches On a Network More Secret Than Tor 155 comments
Chicago E-Learning Scheme Embraces Virtual Badges For Public Schoolers 46 comments
Glitch In OS X Search Can Expose Private Details of Apple Mail Users 49 comments
HTTP/2 - the IETF Is Phoning It In 161 comments
MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack 319 comments
EFF: Apple's Dev Agreement Means No EFF Mobile App For iOS 220 comments
Tips For Securing Your Secure Shell 148 comments
CES 2015: FTC Head Warns About Data Grabbed By Smart Gadgets 62 comments
FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places 303 comments
Netflix Denies There Was a Policy Change With VPNs 67 comments
Doxing -- Something To Expect More of In 2015 171 comments
The 5 Cases That Could Pit the Supreme Court Against the NSA 114 comments
Unofficial WhatsApp Library Gets End To End Encryption Before Official Clients 29 comments
New App Detects Government Stingray Cell Phone Trackers 71 comments
When FISA Court Rejects a Surveillance Request, the FBI Issues a NSL Instead 119 comments
WikiLeaks Claims Employee's Google Mail, Metadata Seized By US Government 53 comments
Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy 139 comments
NSA Says They Have VPNs In a 'Vulcan Death Grip' 234 comments
Slashdot Asks: The Beanies Return; Who Deserves Recognition for 2014? 299 comments
The NSA Uses the Same Chat Protocol As Hackers 81 comments
Kim Dotcom's Mega Again Announces Encrypted Browser-Based Chat Service 40 comments
2015 Could Be the Year of the Hospital Hack 130 comments
Snowden Documents Show How Well NSA Codebreakers Can Pry 278 comments
Finn Linked To Lizard Squad Christmas Attack 51 comments
Romanian Cybersecurity Law Will Allow Warrantless Access To Data 62 comments
NSA Reveals More Than a Decade of Improper Surveillance 118 comments
Federal Judge: Facebook Must Face Suit For Scanning Messages 48 comments
How Target's Mobile App Uses Location Tech To Track You 61 comments
Tor Warns of Possible Disruption of Network Through Server Seizures 19 comments
Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone 75 comments
Tor Network May Be Attacked, Says Project Leader 86 comments
Researchers Discover SS7 Flaw, Allowing Total Access To Any Cell Phone, Anywhere 89 comments
Councilmen Introduce Bills Strongly Regulating UAV Use in NYC 68 comments
RFID-Blocking Blazer and Jeans Could Stop Wireless Identity Theft 110 comments
Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor 170 comments
Uber Limits 'God View' To Improve Rider Privacy 76 comments
Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland 137 comments
Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance 440 comments
Snowden Leaks Prompt Internet Users Worldwide To Protect Their Data 53 comments
Govt Docs Reveal Canadian Telcos Promise Surveillance Ready Networks 74 comments
Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services 281 comments
How Identifiable Are You On the Web? 160 comments
Bank Security Software EULA Allows Spying On Users 135 comments
How Your In-Store Shopping Affects the Ads You See On Facebook 69 comments
Congress Passes Bill Allowing Warrantless Forfeiture of Private Communications 379 comments
Canadian Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Warrantless Cellphone Searches 105 comments
Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking 192 comments
AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads 285 comments
The Rise of the Global Surveillance Profiteers 33 comments
FISA Court Extends Section 215 Bulk Surveillance For 90 Days 83 comments
Canadian Agency Drops Cases Rather Than Deal With New Requirements For ISP Info 29 comments
Neglecting the Lessons of Cypherpunk History 103 comments
US Treasury Dept: Banks Should Block Tor Nodes 84 comments
EU May Not Unify Its Data Protection Rules After All 55 comments
GCHQ Does Not Breach Human Rights, Judges Rule 81 comments
DOJ Launches New Cybercrime Unit, Claims Privacy Top Priority 61 comments
Ron Wyden Introduces Bill To Ban FBI 'Backdoors' In Tech Products 109 comments
FTC: Online Billing Service Deceptively Collected Medical Records 25 comments
How the NSA Is Spying On Everyone: More Revelations 148 comments
The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS 238 comments
18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices 446 comments
BlackBerry Clears Hurdle For Voice Crypto Acquisition 27 comments
Probe Into NSA Activity Reveals Germany Spying On Germans 83 comments
Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission 234 comments
Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All 115 comments
Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case 152 comments
New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps 90 comments
Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives 88 comments
Slack Now Letting Employers Tap Workers' Private Chats 79 comments
DHS Set To Destroy "Einstein" Surveillance Records 71 comments
Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her 189 comments
Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records 165 comments
Top NSA Official Raised Alarm About Metadata Program In 2009 110 comments
Greenwald Advises Market-Based Solution To Mass Surveillance 157 comments
Amnesty International Releases Tool To Combat Government Spyware 95 comments
WhatsApp To Offer End-to-End Encryption 93 comments
NYT: Privacy Concerns For ClassDojo, Other Tracking Apps For Schoolchildren 66 comments
Tor Eyes Crowdfunding Campaign To Upgrade Its Hidden Services 106 comments
AT&T Stops Using 'Super Cookies' To Track Cellphone Data 60 comments
81% of Tor Users Can Be De-anonymized By Analysing Router Information 136 comments
Department of Justice Harvests Cell Phone Data Using Planes 202 comments
Carmakers Promise Not To Abuse Drivers' Privacy 98 comments
Senate May Vote On NSA Reform As Soon As Next Week 127 comments
European Parliament Considers Sharing Passenger Information By Default 58 comments
Hacker Builds a Dark Net Version of the FBI Tip Form 41 comments
How Baidu Tracked the Largest Seasonal Migration of People On Earth 48 comments
After Silk Road 2.0 Shutdown, Rival Dark Net Markets Grow Quickly 86 comments
Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation 301 comments
German Spy Agency Seeks Millions To Monitor Social Networks 59 comments
Mozilla Updates Firefox With Forget Button, DuckDuckGo Search, and Ads 327 comments
Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites 135 comments
Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet 231 comments
Interviews: Ask Executive Director Andrew Lewman About Tor and Privacy 61 comments
Berlin's Digital Exiles: Where Tech Activists Go To Escape the NSA 231 comments
Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure 461 comments
Judge Says Public Has a Right To Know About FBI's Facial Recognition Database 79 comments
Dealer-Installed GPS Tracker Leads To Kidnapper's Arrest in Maryland 271 comments
More Tor .Onion Sites May Get Digital Certificates Soon 52 comments
Worldwide Aaron Swartz Day Memorial Hackathons This Weekend 76 comments
British Spies Are Free To Target Lawyers and Journalists 184 comments
EFF Hints At Lawsuit Against Verizon For Its Stealth Cookies 81 comments
Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber 389 comments
Government Data Requests To Facebook Up By 24% 42 comments
Adobe's Digital Editions Collecting Less Data, Says EFF 32 comments
Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History 182 comments
Boo! The House Majority PAC Is Watching You 468 comments
Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone 328 comments
Smart Meters and New IoT Devices Cause Serious Concern 168 comments
Facebook Sets Up Shop On Tor 125 comments
Swedish Regulator Orders Last "Hold-Out" ISP To Retain Customer Data 43 comments
Charity Promotes Covert Surveillance App For Suicide Prevention 74 comments
Signed-In Maps Mean More Location Data For Google 39 comments
Hacking Team Manuals: Sobering Reminder That Privacy is Elusive 37 comments
Australian Gov't Tries To Force Telcos To Store User Metadata For 2 Years 58 comments
Secret Policy Allows GCHQ Bulk Access To NSA Data 95 comments
Verizon Launches Tech News Site That Bans Stories On US Spying 145 comments
Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights 95 comments
Help a Journalist With An NFC Chip Implant Violate His Own Privacy and Security 142 comments
US Post Office Increases Secret Tracking of Mail 112 comments
Can Ello Legally Promise To Remain Ad-Free? 153 comments
Ex-CBS Reporter Claims Government Agency Bugged Her Computer 235 comments
CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones 275 comments
Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic 206 comments
Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads 126 comments
Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems 289 comments
We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello 269 comments
Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait 168 comments
Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M 167 comments
Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected 398 comments
'Endrun' Networks: Help In Danger Zones 28 comments
If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data 313 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 76 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 Healthcare.gov 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 HealthCare.gov 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
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