VPN Provider’s No-Logging Claims Tested in FBI Case

VPN Provider’s No-Logging Claims Tested in FBI Case By Andy With monitoring and spying now a fact of life on the Internet, millions of privacy conscious individuals have taken to protecting their online identities. Many choose to do so by using companies that offer a…

UK setting bad example on surveillance, says UN privacy chief

UK setting bad example on surveillance, says UN privacy chief By Ewen MacAskill Defence and intelligence correspondent Special rapporteur Joseph Cannataci says Britain should be oulawing bulk data collection rather than legitimising it The UK is setting a bad example to the rest of the…

Snowden: FBI Claim That Only Apple Can Unlock Phone Is “Bullshit”

Snowden: FBI Claim That Only Apple Can Unlock Phone Is “Bullshit” By Jenna McLaughlin NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says the FBI’s ostensibly last-ditch attempt to unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone is a sham. The FBI last month persuaded a federal judge that…

The NSA’s Disturbingly Successful Hack Of The US Military

The NSA’s Disturbingly Successful Hack Of The US Military By On June 9, 1997, 25 officials of the National Security Agency — members of a security squad known as the “Red Team” — hacked into the computer networks of the Department of Defense, using only…

GCHQ boss calls for new relationship with tech firms over encryption

GCHQ boss calls for new relationship with tech firms over encryption By Ewen MacAskill Defence and security correspondent Robert Hannigan says he wants dialogue in a less ‘highly charged atmosphere’ and denies he wants mandatory backdoors The director of GCHQ has said it is time…

Remote Snooping

Remote Snooping By craig It is nine years since I published in Murder in Samarkand that the security services can listen to you through your mobile telephone, even when it is apparently switched off. You could only prevent this by removing the battery. Shortly thereafter…

NSA Is Mysteriously Absent From FBI-Apple Fight

NSA Is Mysteriously Absent From FBI-Apple Fight By Jenna McLaughlin The Federal Bureau of Investigation insisted that it was helpless. The bureau told a judge in February that Apple has the “exclusive technical means” to try to  and unlock the contents of San Bernardino shooter…

The Kiddle Search Engine: Anti-Sex Censorship Dressed as Child Protection

The Kiddle Search Engine: Anti-Sex Censorship Dressed as Child Protection By Jerry Barnett The new Kiddle Search Engine is ‘protecting’ teenagers from learning about sex, sexuality and the human body. Readers of this blog will be aware that attempts at anti-sex censorship are usually dressed…