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Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
Researchers build a new Tor client called Astoria, say it is significantly better at avoiding attacks to deanonymize users   —  Hackers build a new Tor client designed to beat the NSA  —  Anonymity's toughest adversaries are hackers with the full-force and backing of Beijing, London, and Washington, D.C.
May 22, 2015, 3:05 PMIn context
Pew Internet:
Pew Report: 69% of US adults are not confident social networks will keep their data private and secure   —  Americans' Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance  —  The cascade of reports following the June 2013 government surveillance revelations by NSA contractor Edward Snowden …
May 21, 2015, 12:30 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Logjam vulnerability downgrades HTTPS encryption, affects tens of thousands of web and mail servers; browser fixes coming; NSA may have used it to crack VPNs   —  HTTPS-crippling attack threatens tens of thousands of Web and mail servers  —  Diffie-Hellman downgrade weakness allows attackers to intercept encrypted data.
May 20, 2015, 3:50 AMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
House passes USA Freedom Act to limit NSA mass collection of Americans' phone metadata, bill now goes to Senate   —  In Landslide Vote, House Overwhelmingly Passes USA Freedom Act without Amendments  —  Is this the year Congress passes a bill to limit NSA spying?  The House of Representatives certainly hopes so.
May 13, 2015, 6:00 PMIn context
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF pulls support for USA Freedom Act after court ruling that the Patriot Act's Section 215 does not authorize mass collection of telephone metadata   —  ACLU v. Clapper and the Congress: How The Second Circuit's Decision Affects the Legislative Landscape  —  The U.S. Court of Appeals …
May 12, 2015, 9:05 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Google Confirms Cops Can Wiretap Your Hangouts   —  In the wake of all the Edward Snowden revelations, a seemingly endless series of encryption apps, all promising some degree “NSA-proof” security, have come out trying to take advantage of this new anti-surveillance business opportunity.
May 12, 2015, 10:30 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
The NSA has a program actually named SKYNET that uses phone metadata to track location and call activities   —  So, the NSA Has an Actual Skynet Program  —  We've suspected it all along—that Skynet, the massive program that brings about world destruction in the Terminator movies …
May 9, 2015, 2:05 PMIn context
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Google executives from public policy and legal teams applaud recent federal court ruling on NSA, USA Freedom Act in Reddit AMA   —  Google Executives Applaud NSA Ruling in Lively Reddit Chat  —  Top Google executives fielded a number of questions on Friday about their views on government surveillance …
May 9, 2015, 6:00 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
US federal appeals court rules NSA's bulk collection of telephone metadata is not authorized by Patriot Act   —  Appeals Court Rules NSA Phone Program Not Authorized by Patriot Act  —  ACLU lawsuit argued the data collection should be stopped because it violates Americans' privacy rights
May 7, 2015, 11:45 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Encrypted Chat App Wickr Creates New Non-Profit Arm, Nico Sell Steps Down As CEO To Lead It   —  Some big changes ahead for Wickr, a messaging app that emerged in the wake of the NSA private data leaks to offer consumers an encrypted, more secure alternative to mainstream services like Facebook.
May 6, 2015, 1:20 PMIn context

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