Edward Snowden's guide to internet privacy

Use these tips from Edward Snowden to help protect your internet privacy

In this infographic from the ShortList published by Business Insider, Edward Snowden provides his top four tips for people to help protect their internet privacy. We have also provided tips in the past too for protecting your privacy on the web, such as using Tor, PGP, online identities (separate from your real life identity), 2FA,[…]

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden: Here’s how we take back the Internet

Edward Snowden did a TED Talks speech on government surveillance and Internet freedom, via a “telepresence” robot in Russia. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the Internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he[…]

NSA

Here’s how the NSA tracks 5 billion cellphones everyday

Surprise surprise. Edward Snowden isn’t done releasing information on how the NSA is encroaching on our privacy, literally everyday. In a report from the Washington Post, the National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world, according to top-secret documents and interviews with U.S. intelligence officials, enabling the agency to[…]

nsa spying

Here’s what you need to know about NSA spying all wrapped into one video

Fight for the Future, and Demand Progress, made a video breaking down the secret government NSA spying program, in easy to understand terms. The video, which was funded by Fight for the Future members, explains the stakes of NSA spying to people around the world. The U.S. Government has turned the Internet into something it was never[…]

Facebook

Facebook no longer has the largest social network – the NSA does

Mark Zuckerberg, it’s time to move over. There is a new king of social networks, and it’s not Facebook anymore. New information released by the infamous NSA leaker Edward Snowden shows that the NSA is mapping a social network that takes up to 20 billion records – seventeen times the amount of Facebook’s 1.2 billion recorded[…]

Microsoft

Yikes! Microsoft practically hand delivered access to their data for the NSA

Sigh. We all knew with the original Snowden NSA PRISM leak that Microsoft was part of the group of big tech companies that provided “direct access” for the NSA to their data; but this most recent leak from Snowden to The Guardian explains how Microsoft made obtaining the data a breeze. Privacy, what privacy? According to[…]

NSA PRISM slides

New top secret NSA PRISM slides leaked which show just how the program works

In a new leak of slides provided originally by Edward Snowden, and published by The Washington Post, detail exactly how the NSA PRISM secret spying program works: from targeting “selectors,” accessing private Internet companies’ data, to processing the data. In the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court approved PRISM program, NSA analysts are able to[…]

NSA UNCHAINED

ACLU first to file lawsuit against U.S. Govt for NSA PRISM spying program

Well, that escalated quickly! Thanks to the ACLU, the U.S. Government will have their day in court over the recent NSA spy program leaks. In a statement from the ACLU, they say: the ACLU filed a lawsuit charging that the [NSA PRISM] program violates Americans’ constitutional rights of free speech, association, and privacy. The lawsuit[…]