As you browse the Internet and your Facebook wall, how many different factions do you think have the ability to watch you, beyond the NSA, Facebook, Google and your neighbor’s evil hacker kid? And then who is watching these watchers? Comic by The Joy of Tech
Rumor has it that anyone who searches the web looking for privacy-enhancing apps is sure to be targeted by the NSA. In fact, if you tend to read a lot of tech stories, you’re probably already on the list. So how can you keep the big brother from learning too much about your real story?… Continue reading Dancing for the NSA [COMIC]
Every year the Electronic Frontier Foundation releases a report on which tech companies are being nice with your data protection and which are being naughty. The thing about the Internet these days is that we are entrusting our very sensitive and private information to tech companies. Especially with the rising issue of mass surveillance, it’s… Continue reading Which Tech Companies Are Protecting You and Your Data From the Government?
With the outbreak of Heartbleed (serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL) this week, these five suggestions will definitely give you peace of mind. Comic by The Joy of Tech
We’re not the only ones wary of the NSA‘s power to monitor our personal communications. Even former president Jimmy Carter avoids sending personal emails when he can, opting to send notes via snail mail instead. In an interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Meet the Press, the 39th president said that national surveillance programs have… Continue reading Former President Jimmy Carter Sends Notes by Snail Mail to Avoid NSA Email Surveillance
British surveillance organization GCHQ collected high volumes of webcam imagery from Yahoo chat users between 2008 and 2012, up to 11% of which included sexually explicit content.
Yesterday was going to be the Day We Fight Back against the online data governments are collecting on us. Modeled after the successful Stop Online Privacy Act protests a few years back, the campaign urged us to call or email our representatives in Congress. The Day We Fight Back also encouraged webmasters to add action… Continue reading The Day the Internet Supposedly Fought Back
Have you ever sent out an email by accident (or too fast) and wished you could take it back the very next second? Perhaps you sent it to the wrong person or forgot to fix some glaring typo, but there are lots of reasons reneging a sent email could be useful. It feels like just… Continue reading Ex-NSA Computer Scientist Launches Vitru: A Tool That Allows You to Take Back Emails