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Snowden Claims ISIS Encrypted Email is Fake

A new video was released yesterday, which featured an encrypted message that supposedly contained plans for a future attack to be committed by ISIS or another group aligned ...

January 26, 2016 at 4:15 am by

Innocent Tormail Users May be Victims of FBI Hacking

In 2013, the dark web email service Tormail was seized by the FBI and the contents of their servers taken with them. It was also suspected that the FBI had made use of ...

January 25, 2016 at 4:15 am by

NSA Director Defends Their Pro-Encryption Stance

Encryption is currently under threat, some countries already requiring backdoors and other compromising measures to be put in place. The debate on the effects of allowing ...

January 24, 2016 at 6:21 pm by

Brave – The Browser That Blocks All External Ads

Created by Brendan Eich, co-founder and ex-CEO of Mozilla, yesterday revealed the new “Brave” browser, which disables all online ads and their associated tracking. ...

January 22, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Facebook Android App Now Supports Tor

For those who are privacy conscious or live in countries where the Facebook service is censored, the social media giant’s Android application has long been unusable. ...

January 20, 2016 at 10:51 pm by

‘Snooper Charter’ Causes Issues With Google, Microsoft, Twitter And Others

The Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill for short) goes by another name, the Snooper Charter. The bill is aimed to help extend and update the government’s legislation ...

January 8, 2016 at 10:30 am by

Obama Signs Into Law Controverisal CISA Bill

The controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act Bill hit the desk of US President Obama yesterday, and he promptly signed off on it. The move is hardly a surprise ...

December 19, 2015 at 5:01 pm by

Vuvuzela Messaging System Hides Metadata With Spam

There are lots of ways people try to protect their privacy in the modern world, where techniques like encryption are under fire. While hiding message content can be effective, ...

December 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

Twitter Users Hit by State-Sponsored Attackers

On Friday, a number of Twitter users received a notification from the social networking platform, explaining that their accounts had been the target of state-sponsored actors. ...

December 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm by

New Windows 10 Update Re-Enables Data Collection Disabled by Third-Party Software

Anecdotal evidence suggests that Microsoft’s November update for Windows 10 has re-enabled all data collection features that may have been disabled by the user via ...

December 9, 2015 at 11:58 pm by

FBI Admits Use of Zero-Day Exploits and Stingrays

In a profile of Amy Hess, the FBI’s executive assistant director for science and technology and overseer of the bureau’s Operational Technology Division, conducted ...

December 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

IRS Used Stingray To Track 37 Phones

Digital security is an issue that is raised weekly, with digital privacy seeming to be at odds, security or privacy. These topics come to a point when the topic of Stingray ...

December 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm by

VTech Leak Contained Headshots of Kids and Chat Logs

Recently it came to light that VTech had been hacked, potentially revealing thousands of emails and usernames. The hacker has revealed more information though on what was ...

December 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

Pensioner Demands Compensation After Apple ‘Wiped Away His Life’

Whether you love or hate Apple, the turnaround times for replacing iPhone models is very impressive and I wish more companies adopted such a swift procedure. However, as with ...

November 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm by

Edward Snowden Explains Why he Supports Ad-Blockers

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower-turned-press freedom advocate exiled in Russia after leaking NSA documents that demonstrated the terrifying scope of its mass surveillance ...

November 15, 2015 at 7:07 pm by

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