Student Privacy Tips for Students

Student Privacy Tips for Students By gennie Students: As you get ready to go back to school, add “review your student privacy rights” to your back-to-school to-do list, right next to ordering books and buying supplies. Exciting new technology in the classroom can also mean…

Welcome to the Internet of listening, eavesdropping, spying things

Welcome to the Internet of listening, eavesdropping, spying things By Glyn Moody There’s a new frontier for digital privacy: home devices that understand spoken commands. That’s impressive and convenient, but it comes with definite risks, as Rick Falkvinge pointed out earlier this week. The product…

Encrypted Media Extensions: Copyright, DRM and the end of the open Web

Encrypted Media Extensions: Copyright, DRM and the end of the open Web By Glyn Moody The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which sets standards for the Web, has released what it calls a “disposition of comments“, designed to address objections to the controversial Encrypted Media…

Bag searches at borders reveal more than ornamental nipple clamps

Bag searches at borders reveal more than ornamental nipple clamps By Simon Davies Bag searches at the border are becoming a privacy issue. Simon Davies explains why we need to put our foot down on zealous security officials.  The online world is replete with embarrassing…

Australia wants to be able to read your encrypted messages

Australia wants to be able to read your encrypted messages By Caleb Chen Australia’s Attorney General Senator Brandis announced over the weekend that he would be leading the discussion on squeezing tech firms and forcing them to encryption backdoors in secure messaging apps at the…