Expect Phishers to Up Their Game in 2016

Expect Phishers to Up Their Game in 2016 By BrianKrebs Expect phishers and other password thieves to up their game in 2016: Both Google and Yahoo! are taking steps to kill off the password as we know it. New authentication methods now offered by Yahoo! and to…

Do Not Track

Do Not Track By (Dr. Neal Krawetz) It seems that we are hearing more and more about panic and paranoia that leads to really bad decisions. For example, after every publicized terrorist action is an increase in attempts to ban encryption or provide backdoors for…

New HTTP error code 451 to signal censorship

New HTTP error code 451 to signal censorship By Will help catalogue attempts to limit information After a three-year campaign, the IETF has cleared the way for a new HTTP status code to reflect online censorship.… December 21, 2015 at 06:32PM via The Register http://ift.tt/1NHDguW

The official (and insulting) 2016 privacy horoscope

The official (and insulting) 2016 privacy horoscope By Simon Davies 2016 will be a momentous year for all the astrological houses. Privacy, in particular, will be massively influenced by a shift from air and water, to earth and fire. Here, Simon “the oracle” Davies analyses…

Hasty, Fearful Passage of Cybersecurity Bill Recalls Patriot Act

Hasty, Fearful Passage of Cybersecurity Bill Recalls Patriot Act By Jenna McLaughlin Congress easily passed a thinly disguised surveillance provision—the final version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA— on Friday, shoehorned into a must-pass budget bill to prevent a government shutdown before the…

Pirate Bay Founder Builds The Ultimate Piracy Machine

Pirate Bay Founder Builds The Ultimate Piracy Machine By Ernesto Former Pirate Bay spokesperson Peter Sunde has always been very outspoken about people’s inherent drive to copy things. Last year he paid the ultimate price of sacrificing his freedom for his involvement in TPB, but…

Free Speech Cannot Exist Without Strong Encryption

Free Speech Cannot Exist Without Strong Encryption By Rick Falkvinge Freedom of Speech is not just the freedom to say whatever you want. It’s the freedom to say those words to somebody. It follows that strong encryption is not just a strong right in itself,…