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VPN Coverage For 10, 25, 100 Devices — All Up To 92% Off

Online security isn’t just about protecting your trusty old home PC anymore. In fact, it isn’t even just about protecting yourself and your handful of mobile devices. We’ve all got families, organizations, and whole workforces to protect from cyber attack as well. As one of the world’s leading VPN service providers (and winners of the […]

July 25, 2017

Get Eternal Online Peace Of Mind With Windscribe VPN — For Under $50

Having a virtual private network (VPN) protecting your online activities is practically an essential piece of anyone’s cyber defense these days. But with dozens of VPN companies crowding the market, a select group of VPN service providers are upping the ante, packing more than just a secure internet connection and IP masking for your subscription […]

July 18, 2017

Learn How To Get Employed As An Ethical Hacker — For Less Than $40

Hacking and cyber-terrorism continue to dominate the news and may ultimately even help topple a presidency. With stakes like those, it’s not hard to see where acquiring the skills to be an ethical hacker could open up a world of job possibilities for anyone interested in stopping malicious cyber threats for a living. You can […]

July 5, 2017
A model of a military drone is seen in front of an U.S. flag as protesters rally against climate change, ahead of the Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Why Baltimore’s Covert Spy Plane Program Is A Major Battleground For Privacy And Free Speech

A hidden camera in the sky watches people’s movements on the ground; ex-military private contractors control the cameras and run the operation to avoid government oversight. In the background, billionaire funders salivate at the possibility of plush government contracts. In the city of Baltimore, this dystopian scenario is already real life.

September 1, 2016
A 3D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed cyber code in this illustration taken February 26, 2016. Apple Inc's stance on privacy in the face of a U.S. government demand to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino attackers has raised awkward questions for the world's mobile network operators. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Justice Department Still Seeks Apple’s Help To Unlock A Drug Dealer’s iPhone

A federal magistrate judge felt the Justice Department went too far in using an 18th century law, the All Writs Act, to have Apple unlock the phone.

April 8, 2016
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Zuckerberg Sides With Apple Over FBI With Backdoor Encryption Policy

Mark Zuckerberg has taken a side in the fight between Apple and the FBI in regards to the on-going issues with the San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s phone.

February 22, 2016
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USA – Apple plays digital privacy hardball with FBI, ‘but not China’

Apple was hailed as a champion of digital privacy this week after refusing to help the FBI hack into an iPhone belonging to a suspect in the San Bernardino shooting. But the firm hasn’t always been so scrupulous about user data, especially in China.

February 19, 2016
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Fake Female Profiles Abounded on Ashley Madison Site, Data Research Shows

Niche dating sites need women in order to attract men. And how do you attract attractive women? With fakes.

August 26, 2015

Has America Changed Since Edward Snowden’s Disclosures?

On the second anniversary of Snowden’s historic act of civil disobedience, it is worth reviewing what has changed — and what has not.

June 12, 2015

‘Do Not Track’ Documentary Shows How You’re Watched Online

Most people who are setting up a social media account or downloading a new app hit the “Agree” button for the terms of service agreement without even reading it. They have a vague idea that they’re selling off parts of themselves.

May 21, 2015
NSA, Patriot Act, Surveillance, Privacy, Congress, National News, Politics

Conservatives Push For Changes To Patriot Act Data Provisions As Expiration Draws Near

Will Congress reauthorize, rewrite, or let the Patriot Act expire? Critics tout the economic cost and strain on civil liberties that the law has had on Americans.

April 14, 2015
Internet, Domain Names, Celebreties, Google, Amazon, Privacy, Lifestyle, Entertainment

Celebs Play Defense As They Snatch Up New Internet Addresses

Big businesses and celebrities buy up new domain names, leaving only the .sucks for the rest of us.

April 14, 2015

Privacy vs. Security: How The Debate Changes

Can we ever be truly secure without giving up some privacy?

March 31, 2015
Health, Apple, ResearchKit, Data, Collection, Privacy, Smartphones, Health Care

Apple’s ResearchKit Could Be Boon For Medical Research, But There Are Concerns

Apple unveils ResearchKit, which will collect participant’s data to analyze their health.

March 18, 2015

NSA Surveillance Bill Defeated In Senate

A bill that would have restricted the government’s direct access to all Americans’ phone records was defeated in the Senate on Tuesday.

November 19, 2014

FBI Created Phony Seattle Times Story To Find Bomb-Threat Suspect

The Seattle Times feels that their reputation as a government watchdog was jeopardized by the FBI’s attempts to identify a bomb-threat suspect.

October 28, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Slams Stolen Nude Photos As ‘Sex Crime’

Jennifer Lawrence speaks out about her leaked nude photos.

October 7, 2014

California Bans Paparazzi Drones

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed legislative bills to protect privacy, including bans against “revenge porn” and the use of drones to take photos of celebrities.

October 1, 2014

Apple’s New Encryption To Lock Out Government

Apple won’t be able to access its customers’ passwords.

September 18, 2014

French Actress Wins Criminal Case Over Hollande Affair Pics

dpa PARIS — French actress Julie Gayet whose affair with President Francois Hollande caused a sensation earlier this year won a second court case Tuesday against the gossip magazine that revealed their liaison. A criminal court in Nanterre west of Paris ruled that a picture of published by Closer magazine of Gayet in her car […]

September 2, 2014

Britain’s Phone-Hacking Trial Ends With Just One Conviction

By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — A jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday on the remaining counts against two defendants in Britain’s phone-hacking trial, bringing to a close one of the longest court proceedings in British history in a case that lifted the lid on the sometimes unsavory nexus of media, celebrity and […]

June 25, 2014

Top EU Court Gives People Right To Ask For Google Data Deletion

Luxembourg (AFP) – In a surprise ruling on Tuesday, the EU’s top court said individuals have the right to ask U.S. Internet giant Google to delete personal data produced by its ubiquitous search engine. Individuals have a right “to be forgotten,” under certain circumstances when their personal data becomes outdated or inaccurate, the European Court […]

May 13, 2014

White House Report On Data Collection Calls For Privacy Protections

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A new White House report on privacy and data collection says the mass collection of information is “saving lives” but calls for additional safeguards in how personal information is stored and collected. The report, issued Thursday, is the result of a three-month review led by White House adviser […]

May 1, 2014

LOL Of The Week: Rand Paul Wants Government Out Of Your Cellphone And In Your Womb

You have to give Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) credit for recognizing Republicans should be embarrassed by their stand on a woman’s right to choose. While promoting his Life at Conception Act last year, Paul told CNN that “there are thousands of exceptions” to his bill, which would make all abortions and some forms of birth […]

March 21, 2014

Report: UK, US Spies ‘Stored Millions Of Yahoo Webcam Images’

London (AFP) – U.S. senators said British and U.S. spy agencies showed a “breathtaking lack of respect” for privacy after reports they had intercepted and stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users. Files from Britain’s communications spy agency GCHQ leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed how the […]

February 28, 2014