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Apple patches critical security flaws used to steal encrypted data

Apple patches critical security flaws used to steal encrypted data Apple products have a reputation for security, especially compared with the systemic security flaws baked into the Android update system (or lack thereof).In the world of device security, however, no one is ever perfect, and the critical flaws that Apple patched today underscore that point.

Leaked manuals confirm Stingrays can be used for mass surveillance, bypassing smartphone security

Leaked manuals confirm Stingrays can be used for mass surveillance, bypassing smartphone security Nearly four years ago, the Electronic Privacy Information Center released FBI documents discussing a controversial surveillance technique.Both federal and local authorities often have access to cell phone surveillance hardware, dubbed Stingrays (Harris Corp.

From civil liberties champion to turncoat: Yahoo built specialized software to spy on users for the NSA

From civil liberties champion to turncoat: Yahoo built specialized software to spy on users for the NSA Ever since the Snowden leaks in 2013, there’s been an ongoing debate over the nature of state surveillance.If a new report from Reuters is accurate, the Yahoo that went to bat to defend its users is a dim and distant memory today.

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy On March 31, 2015 Yahoo applied for a patent with implications that would make the Stasi sit up and cheer.But there could be, if you and everyone else would just surrender all your personal information forever.

It's time to pardon Edward Snowden, and defuse Putin's increasingly dangerous weapon

It's time to pardon Edward Snowden, and defuse Putin's increasingly dangerous weapon As Russian intelligence demonstrates ever more alacrity with American political and social disruption, we must remember that the great bear still has a major weapon in reserve that’s tailored for this purpose.Edward Snowden is widely believed to be one of Vladimir Putin’s more successful gambits.

The Internet Archive just got a bit more useful - and a lot more political

The Internet Archive just got a bit more useful - and a lot more political The Internet Archive has been making waves lately, and not entirely by choice.The Internet Archive basically has two components: the website archive, called the Wayback Machine, and everything else, including databases of digitized books, music, movies, and more.

New crackdown on VPNs meant to further empower China's Great Firewall

New crackdown on VPNs meant to further empower China's Great Firewall Without official endorsement, no cable business nor VPN can do business inside China, and no individual can use a VPN without permission.” Wouldn’t want anyone to get wind of how those decisions are being made, from the proverbial horses’ mouths.

Bipartisan bill would force police to get warrants before using Stingray cell tracker

Bipartisan bill would force police to get warrants before using Stingray cell tracker A rare alliance of Democratic and Republican members of the US Congress could lead to increased restrictions on how police officers can deploy so-called Stingray cell phone trackers.This bill would force police to get warrants before using Stingrays.

Peter Thiel company reportedly helped NSA spy program

Peter Thiel company reportedly helped NSA spy program Peter Thiel is a man who enjoys both the having of cake and the putting of that cake into the largest hole in his face.He's written that "A free press is vital for public debate," yet financed a lawsuit that bankrupted Gawker Media.

This robot spy dog is like 'Westworld' for animals

This robot spy dog is like 'Westworld' for animals If it looks like a dog, walks like a dog, and barks like a dog, it's a robot built to spy on real dogs by making those dogs trust it so much they don't realize their entire lives are being recorded.In order to get a better understanding of how wild dogs do wild dog things, the folks at PBS' Spy in the Wild put a life-like creature out in the, uh, wild, and waited for other wild dogs to come sniffing.

Meet the weaponized propaganda AI that knows you better than you know yourself

Meet the weaponized propaganda AI that knows you better than you know yourself They, and Cambridge Analytica as their agent, claim to be mindshare brokers of the highest order.There are a few fundamental tech applications that underlie what Cambridge Analytica claims it can do.

New settlement allows civilian review of NYPD surveillance

New settlement allows civilian review of NYPD surveillance Residents of New York City are on their way to having new oversight of their police department's counterterrorism operations, which often includes surveillance.A new settlement filed Monday would permit a civilian representative to report police to a judge whenever the representative feels officers violate guidelines that restrict how far police can go in monitoring religious and political groups.

The CIA may be hacking cars, as well as phones and TVs, according to WikiLeaks

The CIA may be hacking cars, as well as phones and TVs, according to WikiLeaks The most current dump of secrets via WikiLeaks says cars are among the devices the CIA has hacked or has been trying to hack.This claim is in the so-called Vault 7 dump of 8,761 documents Tuesday that WikiLeaks said came from the Central Intelligence Agency.

Microwaves may be spying on you, suggests Kellyanne Conway

Microwaves may be spying on you, suggests Kellyanne Conway But it's also significant because she was answering a question about specific allegations made by President Trump against President Obama.Understandably, people interpreted her answer as backing Trump's claim, an affirmation that there were a wide range of ways the Obama administration was listening in to the Trump campaign.

Facebook just took a surprising stand on an important digital rights issue

Facebook just took a surprising stand on an important digital rights issue In October, the ACLU of California exposed how social media surveillance companies such as Geofeedia used data provided by Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to track activists.The company then sold their services to police departments.

Team Trump leaves door open for microwave spying and Chelsea Clinton is having none of it

Team Trump leaves door open for microwave spying and Chelsea Clinton is having none of it Sean Spicer told the world on Tuesday that, no, microwaves are not a good way to spy on people.Claiming Conway's earlier comments were "made in jest," Spicer didn't completely rule out the possibility of microwave spying: "The microwave is not a sound way of surveilling someone," he told reporters.

NordVPN mments on the internet's 28th birthday: 'Why are we still being watched?'

NordVPN mments on the internet's 28th birthday: 'Why are we still being watched?' ”  He also says people also can’t really control what they’d rather not share - and they’re being monitored by the government.Kamden says surveillance should not happen this way.

3 reasons to worry about the FBI's facial recognition program

3 reasons to worry about the FBI's facial recognition program The FBI quietly developed a facial recognition network that allows law enforcement to identify people in the United States without their knowledge.The FBI didn't let citizens know the agency was collecting photos from motor vehicle departments, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.