Secure your information with a passphrase

A passphrase is like a password, but longer and more secure. In essence, it’s an encryption key that you memorize. Once you start caring more deeply about your privacy and improving your computer security habits, one of the first roadblocks you’ll run into is having…

Media Lies about coming home

Come home, son, and spend your 30 years in jail. He’s cooked. https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/03/04/snowden-wants-come-home-stories-case-study-media-deceit/

Ed to go home?

Fugitive ex-U.S. spy Snowden in talks on returning home: lawyer Reuters

Poitras, Snowden and Encryption

“If I wasn’t already up to speed with using encryption, this leak might never have happened,” she says. “It was necessary.” Wired.

Regin = NSA

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered shared code and functionality between the Regin malware platform and a similar platform described in a newly disclosed set of Edward Snowden documents 10 days ago by Germany’s Der Spiegel.Threatpost

The CIA Torture report

“There is no longer any doubt as to whether the current administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account.” Firstlook

Freedom on the Net 2014

Freedom on the Net 2014 – the fifth annual comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe, covering developments in 65 countries that occurred between May 2013 and May 2014 –finds internet freedom around the world in decline for the fourth consecutive year, with 36 out…

Regin & GCHQ

 A cyber-attack on Sony Pictures distracted attention from a more worrying story about a piece of malware used by GCHQ The Guardian

You can trust GCHQ

“So a secretive court thinks that secret safeguards shown to it in secret are an adequate protection of our privacy.” BBC

The CIA Review

Greenwald sums up the common themes of these three books: Snowden’s acts were justified because he chose to seek “reform of the surveillance state,” (248) and journalists have the absolute right to be the final arbiters of what to publish. Greenwald’s often bitter ad hominem…