#Privacy

“Many people say they’re resigned to the idea that we’re going to be spied on and there’s nothing we can do about it.”

For some, privacy erosion now a fact of life

Wed, November 28th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Tools that, critics say, are intended to aid authoritarianism and oppression.”

China exporting its citizen surveillance program

Wed, November 21st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“The latest warning sign for cities who are considering signing over public spaces to major tech companies.”

Toronto, a city of surveillance

Mon, November 19th, 2018 09:32 by capnasty NEWS

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“A blatant disregard for resident concerns about data and digital infrastructure.”

Panel member for Google's Smart City resigns over privacy concerns

Sat, October 6th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“So is this just paranoia, or are our smartphones actually listening?”

Yes

Fri, June 8th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“A new privacy scandal that’s getting far less attention.”

Tracking the whereabouts of every single cellphone user

Thu, May 24th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“That’s the only question that matters.”

What happened to the Facebook data?

Wed, May 16th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Facebook Doesn’t Sell Your Data. It Sells You.”

Government does not understand where humanity is heading

Fri, April 13th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful.”

A look at the Chinese "social credit" system

Thu, April 12th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“A tool for fooling facial recognition software.”

A hat and some infrared LEDs

Sat, April 7th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Google's DNS resolver is great, but diversity is good and we thought we could do even better.”

Cloudflare offers 1.1.1.1

Sun, April 1st, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Most have no idea who these companies are and how they got their data on them.”

In most cases you agreed to this

Wed, March 28th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Everyone is doing it.”

Internet was not designed for privacy

Thu, March 22nd, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“The results of its People You May Know algorithm are anything but obvious.”

How Facebook's friend recommendations work

Mon, December 4th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Session replay scripts collect can’t reasonably be expected to be kept anonymous.”

Popular websites record every keystroke you type

Tue, November 21st, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"A real-time surveillance machine that has been developed for online advertising is rapidly expanding into other fields."

How corporations monitor and influence people everyday

Fri, July 14th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“You become more difficult for an algorithm to understand, market to, or manipulate.”

Purposely create meaningless meta-data

Mon, May 22nd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“That glazed-over look a grandma has at a Vegas slot machine is the same look Facebook chases in its users scrolling the feed.”

Facebook a threat to free society

Wed, March 15th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"As Facebook points out, there is no such thing as privacy on Facebook."

Stop feeding Facebook

Sat, February 4th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"A lot of people don't understand what 'public' really means."

I Know What You Did Five Minutes Ago

Thu, February 2nd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Only people with postgraduate levels of education could properly understand Instagram’s terms and conditions.”

Instagram's Privacy Policy explained as if you were a kid

Mon, January 9th, 2017 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Internet-Enabled Toys Ask Too Many Questions

Internet-of-Toys are obtaining data from little children without permission

Thu, December 8th, 2016 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Be Seen and Unseen With Privacy Glasses

Reflectacles

Tue, December 6th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Surveiling the Politically Active of 2030

Political activism surveillance based on online activity

Sun, October 30th, 2016 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Users could be charged for each page of a book they look at."

Augmented reality turns very Big Brother

Fri, October 28th, 2016 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Assigning all of China’s people a social credit rating that weighs up and scores every aspect of their behavior."

China wants to use Big Data to rate everyone

Sun, October 23rd, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Advanced cameras and sensors will be installed to read license plates and test emerging facial recognition software."

Facial Recognition Cameras Coming to NYC

Sat, October 8th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"The actual price for building a 'personal Google for everyone, everywhere' would in fact be zero privacy for everyone, everywhere."

Google wants to invade your home to acquire more personal data for ad-targeting

Thu, October 6th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Facebook Changes Whatsapp's Terms and Conditions for the Worse

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE. YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED.

Thu, August 25th, 2016 09:42 by capnasty NEWS

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"In effect what we're doing is replicating the digital experience in physical space."

Google's LinkNYC turns payphones into privacy-sucking machines

Fri, July 8th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Anything that you’re doing on your phone, Facebook is watching."

Facebook listens to what you say and picks up on keywords

Thu, May 26th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"[Parents could face] a year in prison for publishing intimate photos of their children on social media."

Privacy laws may make it possible for children to sue parents for posting their baby photos on social media

Fri, May 13th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Governmental control is nothing compared to what Google is up to."

Surveillance Capitalism

Mon, March 14th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"It’s increasingly hard to opt-out of online tracking."

But you sure can confuse the hell out of them

Tue, November 24th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Children themselves are unaware that everything they say to the doll is being listened to."

The problem with Hello Barbie

Tue, November 17th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Snowden's Online Privacy 101

Small things you can do to increase your privacy

Sun, November 15th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"The promiscuity with which they're revealing their customers' data creates enormous risk for their businesses."

Wireless carriers making billions selling live customer data to marketing firms

Fri, October 30th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Facebook to Provide Users' Private Info to Government in Exchange for Legal Immunity

Tue, October 27th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Walk by a policeman, and she will know your name, address, criminal record, and with whom you routinely are seen."

Photo-id a thing of the past, facial recognition knows who you are immediately.

Tue, October 6th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"The situation regarding privacy is 'worse' than anything George Orwell imagined in his novel 1984."

Wed, August 26th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How ProPublica Figured Out the Unnamed Telecommunication Company Helping the NSA was AT&T

Tue, August 18th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Identifying Users on TOR Based on the Subtle Differences in Their Typing

Sun, August 2nd, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Miniature Mail Server With Privacy at its Core

Own-Mailbox

Wed, July 1st, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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It Might Be Time to Uninstall Google Chrome

Google quietly installs software that listens to every word you say

Fri, June 19th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Being anonymous in public might be a thing of the past."

Facial recognition is everywhere

Sun, June 14th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Online Privacy is a Lie

"Cloud-based technology companies large and small have exploited and encouraged consumer ignorance."

Sun, June 7th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Anne Frank was, in fact, a criminal."

Fri, June 5th, 2015 10:32 by capnasty NEWS

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Portable Operating System that Preserves Privacy and Anonymity

Tails

Sat, May 9th, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"It's Amazon's consumer tracking with an Orwellian political twist.'"

China to use online behaviour to rate individual citizen

Tue, April 28th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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NSA Spying Explained With Dick Pics

John Oliver interviews Edward Snowden

Tue, April 7th, 2015 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Kids using 'Hello Barbie' won't only be talking to a doll, they'll be talking directly to a toy conglomerate whose only interest in them is financial."

Privacy concerns about WiFi-enabled Siri-like Barbie

Wed, March 18th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Canadian Man Arrested for Not Giving Smartphone Password to Canadian Border Official

Sat, March 7th, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Dropbox Accesses Every File on Your Computer

Not just those in the sync folder

Tue, March 3rd, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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What's the Sudden Big Deal with Government Spying, Anyway?

"The vast international global eavesdropping network has existed since shortly after the second world war."

Mon, February 16th, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"The Canadian government is playing a much larger role in monitoring the internet than most might think."

-- Matthew Braga, Motherboard

Fri, February 13th, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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A Fast, Lean and Efficient Blocker for Browsers

µBlock

Tue, January 20th, 2015 09:46 by capnasty NEWS

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"Encode your message into something innocent looking."

Spam Mimic

Fri, December 12th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Everything about the world Orwell envisioned has become so obvious that one keeps running up against the novel's narrative shortcomings."

-- Julian Assange, The New York Times

Sat, December 6th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Intelligence Gathering Should Never Be a Role for Private Companies

Thu, November 27th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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You Should Not Post Any Picture of Your Kids On Facebook

And not because it is annoying

Thu, November 20th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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U.S. Justice Department Engages in Airborne Man-in-the-Middle Attacks on U.S. Cellphones

Sat, November 15th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Anyone refusing to reveal their face may be imprisoned for up to a month."

Tue, November 11th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Governments' Requests for Users' Data on Facebook Increased by 24% in First Half of 2014

Sat, November 8th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"The Internet of Things creates the perfect conditions to bolster and expand the surveillance state."

The Third Industrial Revolution

Fri, November 7th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Tech companies are picking a big public fight with the NSA because it looks good.”

American government and American companies fighting the crypto wars

Wed, November 5th, 2014 15:51 by capnasty NEWS

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Canadian Government Does Not Want Oversight on its Foreign-Focused Spy Agency

Fri, October 31st, 2014 14:25 by capnasty NEWS

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T-Mobile Makes it Harder for Spooks to Snoop

Mass surveillance becomes more difficult with A5/3 encryption

Tue, October 28th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Cell phone numbers are better identifiers than email addresses."

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"Spouses now have easy access to an array of sophisticated spy software that would give Edward Snowden night sweats."

Mon, October 20th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Connecting to a Public WiFi Makes Your Phone Vulnerable to Attack

"Everything, with very few exceptions, can be cracked."

Sun, October 19th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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In an Era of Mass Surveillance, Technology Companies are Responding to the Demands of their Customers

Sat, October 18th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Social Media Sites Can Learn Lots About You Even if You Are Not a Member

Tue, October 7th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Apple's Encryption Won't Stop the NSA

Mon, October 6th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Know What Terms of Service You're Agreeing To Without Reading Them

Fri, October 3rd, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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U.S. Law Enforcement Does Not Want New Encryption Features on Apple's and Google's Smartphones

Tue, September 30th, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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iPhone 6, the First Smartphone to Disrupt NSA's Spying

The Post-Snowden Smartphones

Sat, September 27th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Israel Used NSA's Metadata to Pursue Political Agendas

Wed, September 24th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Apple Will No Longer Unlock iPhones for the Police

Thu, September 18th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Yahoo Threatened for Resisting NSA's PRISM

Fri, September 12th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"One thing sits at the heart of what many consider a surveillance state within the US today."

Executive Order 12333

Fri, August 29th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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ICREACH: the NSA's Google-Like Search Engine

Tue, August 26th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Costs of Prism Compliance for Google and Others Paid by the NSA

Sun, August 24th, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Edward Snowden May Possibly Be One of Many Leakers

Some of the leaked documents appear to come from another unidentified source

Thu, August 14th, 2014 22:08 by capnasty NEWS

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I Know Where Your Cat Lives

Mapping every cat image using geo-location data

Tue, August 5th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Google Tips Police on Gmail User's Child Pornography Images in His Email

Mon, August 4th, 2014 23:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Signal: Free, Worldwide, Encrypted Phone Calls for iPhone

Tue, July 29th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Google and the NSA Always Had a Working Relationship

Thu, July 24th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Please Don't Rob Me

Using Instagram to Determine Where a User Lives

Tue, July 22nd, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control"

80% of telephone calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the United States

Fri, July 11th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Watch_Dogs: Real-Time Geotagged Data

Wed, July 9th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"His new job tasks him with defending a different endangered species: American national security journalists."

Tue, July 8th, 2014 12:51 by capnasty NEWS

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TOR Users Flagged by NSA as 'Extremists'

Thu, July 3rd, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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The Problem with Biometrics

Wed, May 21st, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How to Hide Your Pregnancy from the Internet

Thu, May 1st, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Advertising Cookies Let You Easily Be Tracked All Over the Web

Tue, April 8th, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How the NSA Can Automatically Infect Millions of Computers with Malware

Wed, March 12th, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Confide: Send Messages that Self-Destruct Once Read

Tue, February 11th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Spy Agencies Use 'Angry Birds' to Determine Users' Age, Location and Sexual Orientation

Mon, January 27th, 2014 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Report: "N.S.A. Program Is Illegal and Should End"

Fri, January 24th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Fake Name Generator

Wed, January 22nd, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form

Thu, January 9th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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What Facebook Does With the Status Updates You Started Writing But Never Published

Mon, December 16th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Tech Giants Unite Asking for a Reform on Government Surveillance

Tue, December 10th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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fix #ubuntu: Quick Fix For More #Privacy

Sat, November 9th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"How you can become a ghost on the Internet, by tracking down and eliminating your digital past."

Tue, November 5th, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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What the NSA Revelations Mean to the Average Internet User

Mon, November 4th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How the NSA Infiltrates Google and Yahoo Data Centres

Wed, October 30th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Self-Destructing Emails

Wed, October 23rd, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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It's Next to Impossible to Live Offline Without Being Tracked

Thu, October 17th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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UK Open Rights Group Raising Money to Take Government to Court Over Surveillance

Sat, October 5th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Tech Companies' Requests to Disclose Surveillance Denied by U.S. Department of Justice

Thu, October 3rd, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How the Surveillance State was Born

Mon, September 30th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Stop Watching Us: Rally Against Mass Surveillance

Fri, September 20th, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How the Police Monitor Tweets in Real Time

Mon, September 16th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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"If the NSA wants in to your computer, it's in. Period."

Latest Articles on the Surveillance State

Fri, September 6th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Your Affairs, Your Abortions, Your Secrets: What Telephone Metadata Reveals About You

Thu, August 29th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Everything You Need to Know About Canadian Digital Surveillance and Data Mining

Thu, August 22nd, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Paranoid Browsing: Falsify Your Browsing Profile

Wed, August 21st, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Terms and Conditions May Apply: Documentary on What You Are Agreeing Online

Wed, August 21st, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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UK Government Orders 'The Guardian' to Destroy Hard Drives Containing #Snowden Revelations

Tue, August 20th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Nineteen Organizations, Including Gun Groups, Join the EFF to Sue NSA Over Illegal Surveillance

Tue, July 16th, 2013 22:25 by capnasty NEWS

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How To Find a Terrorist Hidden in Millions of Gigabytes of Metadata

Thu, June 20th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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“Messages sent with Apple’s encrypted chat service are 'impossible to intercept,' even with a warrant.”

Fri, April 5th, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How To Protect Your Privacy from Facebook's New Search Tool

Fri, February 8th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Creepstream: Looking at Insecure Camera Feeds From Around the World

Fri, January 25th, 2013 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How Facebook is Impersonating People Without Their Consent

Thu, January 24th, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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The Biggest Threat to Our Privacy is Ourselves

Fri, April 13th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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What They Know: What Personal Info Popular Free Apps Give to Marketers

Thu, February 9th, 2012 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Naked Password

Mon, June 20th, 2011 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How on Facebook Everyone Can Have Your Private Phone Number

Wed, October 6th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Canada's New Copyright Law Could Make Us All Culture Criminals

Tue, September 21st, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Swiss Federal Supreme Court rules that IP addresses are in fact personal information

Fri, September 10th, 2010 19:59 by capnasty NEWS

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Private Browsing: It's Not So Private

Sat, August 14th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Eagle-eyed Old Ladies as CCTV Cameras

Thu, July 15th, 2010 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Facebook Class-Action Lawsuit Involves Nearly Half of all Canadians

Thu, July 8th, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Fading Data Could Improve Privacy

Wed, June 16th, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

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How Privacy Vanishes Online

Wed, March 17th, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

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Careful or they'll hear your password

Thu, September 15th, 2005 12:53 by capnasty NEWS

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