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Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption 62 comments
NSA: We Mulled Ending Phone Program Before Edward Snowden Leaks 106 comments
Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen 360 comments
Google Loses Ruling In Safari Tracking Case 56 comments
Australia Passes Mandatory Data Retention Law 124 comments
RadioShack Puts Customer Data Up For Sale In Bankruptcy Auction 262 comments
Uber To Turn Into a Big Data Company By Selling Location Data 120 comments
Public Records Request Returns 4.6M License Plate Scans From Oakland PD 110 comments
Leaked Snowden Docs Show Canada's "False Flag" Operations 202 comments
UK Government Admits Intelligence Services Allowed To Break Into Any System 107 comments
Islamic State Doxes US Soldiers, Airmen, Calls On Supporters To Kill Them 335 comments
A Sucker Is Optimized Every Minute 110 comments
Taxi Apps Accused of Facilitating Sexual Harassment In Brazil 49 comments
Defending Privacy Doesn't Pay: Canadian Court Lets Copyright Troll Off the Hook 52 comments
Leaked Document Reveals Upcoming Biometric Experiments At US Customs 97 comments
Target To Pay $10 Million In Proposed Settlement For 2013 Data Breach 54 comments
NZ Customs Wants Power To Require Passwords 200 comments
Google: Our New System For Recognizing Faces Is the Best 90 comments
UK's GCHQ Admits To Using Vulnerabilities To Hack Target Systems 57 comments
Personal Healthcare Info of Over 11M Premera Customers Compromised 69 comments
How Police Fight To Keep Use of Stingrays Secret 140 comments
ICE Tells Reporter Its Secretive Drone Program Isn't Newsworthy 50 comments
"Hello Barbie" Listens To Children Via Cloud 163 comments
Hertz Puts Cameras In Its Rental Cars, Says It Has No Plans To Use Them 188 comments
Senator: 'Plenty' of Domestic Surveillance We Still Don't Know About 107 comments
Education Company Monitors Social Media For Test References 95 comments
Uber Sued Over Driver Data Breach, Adding To Legal Woes 32 comments
Mass Surveillance: Can We Blame It All On the Government? 123 comments
Google Error Leaks Website Owners' Personal Information 42 comments
LAPD Police Claim Helicopters Stop Crimes Before They Happen 160 comments
Court Overturns Dutch Data Retention Law, Privacy More Important 38 comments
Wikimedia Foundation Files Suit Against NSA and DOJ 103 comments
UK Parliament: Banning Tor Is Unacceptable and Technologically Impossible 98 comments
Scotland Yard Chief: Put CCTV In Every Home To Help Solve Crimes 282 comments
Book Review: Data and Goliath 51 comments
Yik Yak Raises Controversy On College Campuses 367 comments
Fujitsu Tech Can Track Heavily Blurred People In Security Videos 45 comments
GSM/GPS Tracking Device Found On Activist's Car At Circumvention Tech Festival 143 comments
In 10 Years, Every Human Connected To the Internet Will Have a Timeline 209 comments
Anthem Blocking Federal Auditor From Doing Vulnerability Scans 116 comments
Quebecker Faces Jail For Not Giving Up Phone Password To Canadian Officials 340 comments
New Zealand Spied On Nearly Two Dozen Pacific Countries 129 comments
Schneier: Either Everyone Is Cyber-secure Or No One Is 130 comments
Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection 135 comments
Blackphone 2 Caters To the Enterprise, the Security-Minded and the Paranoid 59 comments
Feds Admit Stingray Can Disrupt Bystanders' Communications 194 comments
Secret Memo Slams Canadian Police On Inaccurate ISP Request Records 18 comments
AVG Announces Invisibility Glasses 150 comments
How Do You Handle the Discovery of a Web Site Disclosing Private Data? 230 comments
NSA Spying Wins Another Rubber Stamp 87 comments
BlackPhone, In Wake of Gemalto Fallout, Receives $50 Million In Funding 59 comments
Twitter Adds "Report Dox" Option 101 comments
Schneier: Everyone Wants You To Have Security, But Not From Them 114 comments
Can Tracking Employees Improve Business? 87 comments
Facebook AI Director Discusses Deep Learning, Hype, and the Singularity 71 comments
Pakistanis Must Provide Fingerprints Or Give Up Cellphone 134 comments
Looking Up Symptoms Online? These Companies Are Tracking You 147 comments
Lenovo Hit With Lawsuit Over Superfish Adware 114 comments
NSA, GHCQ Implicated In SIM Encryption Hack 155 comments
In Florida, Secrecy Around Stingray Leads To Plea Bargain For a Robber 246 comments
Chicago's Red Light Cameras Now a Point of Contention for Mayoral Candidates 93 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Can Technology Improve the Judicial System? 183 comments
Scotland's Police Lose Data Because of Programmer's Error 108 comments
When It Comes To Spy Gear, Many Police Ignore Public Records Laws 78 comments
How NSA Spies Stole the Keys To the Encryption Castle 192 comments
Gadgets That Spy On Us: Way More Than TVs 130 comments
The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Canada's Anti-Terrorism Bill 116 comments
Samsung Smart TVs Don't Encrypt the Voice Data They Collect 153 comments
Google: FBI's Plan To Expand Hacking Power a "Monumental" Constitutional Threat 51 comments
MN Legislature Introduces Amendment To Protect Electronic Communications 46 comments
Privacy: the 21st Century's Newest Luxury Item 111 comments
AT&T To Match Google Fiber In Kansas City, Charge More If You Want Privacy 227 comments
Notorious 8chan Board Has History Wiped After Federal Judge's Doxing 240 comments
Tech Industry In Search of Leadership At White House Cyber Summit 44 comments
Iowa Wants To Let You Carry Your Driver's License On Your Phone 232 comments
FBI Can't Find Its Drone Privacy Reports 78 comments
Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens? 330 comments Aims To Keep the Airspace Above Your Home Drone-Free 168 comments
Russia Seeking To Ban Tor, VPNs and Other Anonymizing Tools 215 comments
FBI Attempts To Prevent Disclosure of Stingray Use By Local Cops 85 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Will It Take To End Mass Surveillance? 239 comments
The Technologies That Betrayed Silk Road's Anonymity 129 comments
DEA Hands MuckRock a $1.4 Million Estimate For Responsive Documents 136 comments
Samsung SmartTV Customers Warned Personal Conversations May Be Recorded 309 comments
Facebook Will Soon Be Able To ID You In Any Photo 153 comments
Ask Slashdot: With Whom Do You Entrust Your Long Term Data? 178 comments
Bipartisan Bill Would Mandate Warrant To Search Emails 103 comments
UK's Most Secretive Court Rules GCHQ Mass Internet Surveillance Was Unlawful 44 comments
US Health Insurer Anthem Suffers Massive Data Breach 223 comments
New Chinese Regulations Require Real Name On Internet 146 comments
Ross Ulbricht Found Guilty On All 7 Counts In Silk Road Trial 257 comments
Executive Director Andrew Lewman Answers Your Questions About Tor and Privacy 53 comments
Site Launches To Track Warrant Canaries 159 comments
DEA Planned To Monitor Cars Parked At Gun Shows Using License Plate Readers 577 comments
The NSA Is Viewed Favorably By Most Young People 307 comments
Fixing Verizon's Supercookie 111 comments
Mathematicians Uncomfortable With Ties To NSA, But Not Pulling Back 181 comments
FSF-Endorsed Libreboot X200 Laptop Comes With Intel's AMT Removed 179 comments
'Anonymized' Credit Card Data Not So Anonymous, MIT Study Shows 96 comments
Snowden Documents: CSE Tracks Millions of Downloads Daily 103 comments
Anonymous No More: Your Coding Style Can Give You Away 220 comments
Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness' 431 comments
Researchers Tie Regin Malware To NSA, Five Eyes Intel Agencies 95 comments
DEA Cameras Tracking Hundreds of Millions of Car Journeys Across the US 152 comments
EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance 282 comments
Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed 392 comments
Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data 197 comments
Ed Felten: California Must Lead On Cybersecurity 80 comments
China Cuts Off Some VPNs 222 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 247 comments
Calls For European ISPs To Filter Content Could Be Illegal 60 comments Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites 204 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 385 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 562 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 157 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
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