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,[…]

Apple Backdoor

Helpful analogies to fully grasp why government backdoors are bad

Recently Apple has come under fire for not giving the federal government unprecedented backdoor access to a terrorists iPhone account. The terrorist did terrible things, and the federal government feels they must have access the iPhone’s encrypted data in order to find out more information about the terrorist, possible terrorist plots, and any other information which can[…]

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Protecting your privacy on the web

“You can’t have 100% security, while still having 100% privacy.” – President Obama in 2013, when speaking about the NSA’s surveillance program that Edward Snowden blew the whistle on which was secretly spying and data mining people’s private information. And it is true, it today’s modern government, you cannot have 100% privacy out-of-the-box, but you can achieve it[…]

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Using flying drones to hack your smartphone data

Security researchers in London have successfully pulled off a hack for a program called “Snoopy,” that controls a flying drone which finds smartphones in any given area and steals it’s data. According to the researchers, the program utilizes drones to fly over areas and scan for smartphones with open Wi-Fi connections. If they’re found, the[…]

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[…]

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Expect to see giant blimps hovering above in the NorthEast in the near future

They will hover 10,000 feet above the ground, in areas such as Baltimore, MD. They are 243 feet in length, and tethered to the ground. There will be at least two of them to start, costing $2.7 billion dollars each. They are in fact, JLENS blimps. JLENS is an acronym for Joint Land-attack cruise-missile-defense Elevated Netted[…]

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[…]