Snowden Is ‘Probably Not’ A Russian Spy, Says NSA Chief

Snowden Is ‘Probably Not’ A Russian Spy, Says NSA Chief

When Edward Snowden blew the whistle on NSA’s unconstitutional mass surveillance, many including Rep. Michael Rogers went berserk in trying to brand him a traitor. Now, as the Chief Admiral of NSA, Rogers seem to have taken a dose of sanity and said that Snowden is ‘probably not’ a Russian spy.

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Google Prepares A Chrome Plug-In For Email Encryption

Google Prepares A Chrome Plug-In For Email Encryption

Although email is one of the most popular modes of communication on the web, email encryption isn’t very prevalent. Google now hopes to change that by preparing a Chrome plug-in that can enable end-to-end email encryption.

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NSA Collects Millions Of Photos From Web For Facial Recognition

NSA Collects Millions Of Photos From Web For Facial Recognition

NSA has been at the heart of a huge debate about digital privacy for the past year or so. A new report now suggests that the agency collects millions of images per day from the web for use in facial recognition to find intelligence targets.

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The Rise Of Paywalls And The Demand For Digital Privacy

The Rise Of Paywalls And The Demand For Digital Privacy

Over the past few years, one thing that is sufficiently clear is that if a web service is free, it is using your data in one way or the other. So the new trend in the world of web is to offer paid versions of services and guarantee that no user data will be mined or used.

By On May 25, 2014 Respond
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Microsoft Takes FBI To Court, Blocks Request To Access Customer Data

Microsoft Takes FBI To Court, Blocks Request To Access Customer Data

Intelligence agencies routinely send tech giants such as Microsoft data access requests through National Security Letters (NSLs). In at least one case, it would appear that Microsoft challenged and blocked such a request.

By On May 23, 2014 Respond
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Facebook Changes Default Privacy Settings For User Posts From ‘Public’ To ‘Friends’

Facebook Changes Default Privacy Settings For User Posts From ‘Public’ To ‘Friends’

Despite all the ruckus that has been raised over Facebook’s privacy issues to day, Facebook stuck to one of its most ominous features. That has finally changed now as Facebook defaults the privacy of user posts from ‘Public’ to ‘Friends.’

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Sony Pictures Gears Up For An Edward Snowden Movie

Sony Pictures Gears Up For An Edward Snowden Movie

Glen Greenwald released his book 2 days ago in which he recounts the leaks by Edward Snowden and how it all came to be. Sony Pictures has purchased the right to the book and James Bond producers are on board to turn it into a movie.

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Phil Zimmerman Returns With Blackphone – Comes With Thick Layer Of Security And Spy-proof

Phil Zimmerman Returns With Blackphone – Comes With Thick Layer Of Security And Spy-proof

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is one of the most popular encryption tools being used today. It is created by Phil Zimmerman. Now Zimmerman is back with ‘Blackphone’, a phone that comes with a thick layer of security and is apparently ‘spy-proof.’

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Released Emails Show Friendly Terms Between NSA And Google

Released Emails Show Friendly Terms Between NSA And Google

When Edward Snowden blew the lid on NSA’s massive digital surveillance, many including Google denounced the agency. A fresh badge of emails released by Al-Jazeera now shows that Google and NSA had quite a friendly relationship.

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Supreme Court Ruling Due Soon On Warrantless Search Of Electronic Devices

Supreme Court Ruling Due Soon On Warrantless Search Of Electronic Devices

After the spate of shocking revelations about NSA’s electronic surveillance, US Department of Justice has proposed warrantless searches of electronic devices. A Supreme Court ruling, due soon, will decide whether or not this becomes yet another tool at the hands of law enforcement.

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Apple’s iBeacon Raises Critical Privacy Questions

Apple’s iBeacon Raises Critical Privacy Questions

Apple unveiled iBeacon last year, amid a lot of excitement. The technology promises to revolutionize the way businesses connect with customers. But it also threatens the privacy of the individuals.

By On March 28, 2014 Respond
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The Most Secure BlackBerry Handset Is Now Available For $2770

The Most Secure BlackBerry Handset Is Now Available For $2770

Privacy has become a major concern for many people over the last year or so. Addressing that, Secusmart GmbH is soon going to make available the securest BlackBerry handset for a whopping $2770.

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You Can Now Block Other Members On LinkedIn

You Can Now Block Other Members On LinkedIn

LinkedIn has been rather slow in offering some very critical privacy options, but the company is getting there. A new feature now allows you to block other members on LinkedIn and ensure better privacy and greater control over personal data.

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[Tutorial] How To Know Which Companies Tracking You On Facebook And Block Them

[Tutorial] How To Know Which Companies Tracking You On Facebook And Block Them

Do you know, while you are using Facebook, you are giving many companies a lot of information about yourself which it is selling to advertisers in one form or another. Do you want to know who the companies are and how to block them?

By On January 28, 2014 Respond
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Internet Founders Cite Their Opposition To NSA’s Digital Surveillance

Internet Founders Cite Their Opposition To NSA’s Digital Surveillance

Snowden documents have laid bare countless unconstitutional and illegal surveillance practices by NSA, triggering a global debate on digital privacy. Founders of the internet, Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn, share their view about the whole episode.

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