A normal person’s guide to encrypting your messages

A normal person’s guide to encrypting your messages By Noah Kulwin The cybersecurity community is abuzz about a new Guardian reportthat claims a there’s a backdoor into the Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp that “allows snooping on encrypted messages.” Other researchers and experts (who don’t work…

Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out

Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out By Kate Tummarello With mere days left before President-elect Donald Trump takes the White House, President Barack Obama’s administration just finalized rules to make it easier for the nation’s intelligence agencies to share unfiltered information about innocent…

“Everyone Made Themselves the Hero.” Remembering Aaron Swartz

“Everyone Made Themselves the Hero.” Remembering Aaron Swartz By Elliot Harmon On January 18, 2012, the Internet went dark. Hundreds of websites went black in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). The bills would have created a…

Finally Revealed: Cloudflare Has Been Fighting NSL for Years

Finally Revealed: Cloudflare Has Been Fighting NSL for Years By Andrew Crocker We’re happy to be able to announce that Cloudflare is the second courageous client in EFF’s long-running lawsuit challenging the government’s unconstitutional national security letter (NSL) authority. Cloudflare, a provider of web performance…

Those Diplomatic Expulsions

Those Diplomatic Expulsions By craig There is a fascinating precedent for Putin’s refusal to retaliate for the expulsion of 32 Russian diplomats by Obama, an easy diplomatic win on the international stage. In 1985, my first year in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Margaret Thatcher…