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FBI Secretly Enhancing Biometrics Programs

by Mike on January 8, 2016

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been putting a lot of effort into their biometrics programs over the last few years. They have already implemented mobile biometrics that connects to their Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) to identify and link individuals on the spot. They also have a sweeping facial recognition program that […]




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AT&T and NSA Still Best Buddies

by Mike on December 18, 2015

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AT&T is in the hot seat again after an article came out in the New York Times about the telecom’s decade-long special relationship with the NSA. AT&T is still trying to deny their willing partnership with the agency, but newly revealed Snowden documents show that their help has been vital to NSA surveillance activities. And […]




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Arguments for Open Internet Access

by Mike on November 15, 2015

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Starting on October 19th, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) began celebrating Open Access Week to generate awareness and support for the campaign to preserve and regain open access to content. EFF joined several groups including the international alliance of academic and research libraries SPARC, which works so that scholars can communicate more openly for better […]




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Australia Data Retention Begins Now

by Mike on November 15, 2015

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Australia proposed a new data retention law last March which passed in early April and today takes effect officially. ISPs in Australia will now have to retain the data of Internet and phone users by law. The two-year period for data to be kept by these companies poses serious risks for all users. Not only […]




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Privacy on Snowden Revelations Anniversary

by Mike on July 23, 2015

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It’s been a little over two years since Edward Snowden first let the cat out of the bag and the world found out about the secret mass surveillance of the National Security Agency. The first document revealed to the public was the order for telecom Verizon to release all records of US phone calls to […]




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Secure Your Smartphone in Ten Easy Steps

by Mike on July 16, 2015

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This is not the first article we have done about mobile phone security, and it is not likely to be the last. smartphone security is very important because these devices have several vulnerabilities despite and sometimes because of all their awesome modern features. We like to keep you, our readers, updated with the latest and […]




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The Flip Side of Copyright Law

by Mike on June 3, 2015

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We all know that we can’t take government reports at face value because what they are really full of is what is not being said. So with regard to what is not found in the Special 301 Report, we turn to the EFF’s Special 404 Report. Below we have summarized some discrepancies that the Electronic […]




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Top 10 Countries That Repress the Media

by Mike on May 9, 2015

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The freedom of the press is a very important right that we often think is about protecting journalists and our rights to have accurate and complete information. We live in a connected world, but some countries do not want others to know what is happening within their borders. This is a very sad situation because […]




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The NSA has been spying on North Korea via Chinese networks for over four years. They found a zero day exploit that the country had been using against other nations, and turned the situation around to work in their favor. So for years the US government has had a clear view of the North Korean […]




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Last week we talked about how the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally made a move to support net neutrality. Of course there is still a small group of detractors who stand to lose a great deal if broadband providers are classified under Title II of the Telecommunications Act and regulated accordingly. The opposition is […]




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