Researchers from UCL, Stanford Engineering, Google, Chalmers and Mozilla Research have built a new system that protects Internet users' privacy whilst increasing the flexibility for web developers to build web applications that combine data from different web sites, dramatically improving the safety of surfing the web.
Contrary to what some law enforcement officials are suggesting, default encryption now on mobile operating systems won't prevent them from solving crimes.
One of the more common responses we've seen to all of the revelations about all of that NSA surveillance, is the response that "Well, I don't think the NSA really cares about what I'm doing." A perfect example of that is...
L'ha scoperto un gruppo di ricercatori che ha monitorato gli smartphone di sessanta persone per sei settimane. Le informazioni più sensibili? Quelle che
Zuckerberg avrebbe deciso di disattivare la funzione chat di Facebook in favore di Messenger. Una mossa avviata dopo poche settimane dall'acquisto di...
Australian Simon Gittany murdered his girlfriend, Lisa Harnum, after an abusive relationship that involved his surveillance of her electronic communications using off-the-shelf spyware marketed for purposes ranging from keeping your kids safe to spotting dishonest employees. As Rachel Olding writes in The Age, surveillance technology is increasingly a factor in domestic violence, offering abusive partners
While your phone is sitting in your pocket, it could be giving away your home address and credit card password.
The revelations from Edward Snowden concerning massive surveillance of communications demonstrates the need for each person to be able to control their
Drop whatever you're doing and go read Maciej Ceg197130owski's absolutely magnificent essay Our Comrade The Electron, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, "the most badass answer imaginable." But if time is short,
When Edward Snowden revealed the NSA was wiretapping basically every mainstream tech company in the United States, Silicon Valley cried plead innocence-and ignorance. But according to the agency's top attorney, that was a lie.
Privacy activists in the United States have asked the competition regulator or the Federal Trade Commission to put on hold Facebooks acquisition of WhatsApp.
Good or bad, useful or not, implementation of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and Microsoft's Secure Boot extension might well foul the fuel driving consumer migration to the Linux desktop. It was not until I attempted to do a Linux installation on a new Gateway Series DX desktop with Windows 8 installed that I stared that UEFI monster down.
As personal data pour onto mobile networks, American and British eavesdroppers are prying into so-called leaky apps to extract geographical data, address books and phone logs, secret documents show.
Monday's strong judicial opinion could change the direction of the legal discussion surrounding the N.S.A.'s surveillance programs.
Yesterday, we published a blog post lauding an extremely important app privacy feature that was added in Android 4.3. That feature allows users to install apps while preventing the app from collecting sensitive data like the user's location or address book.[caption]The App Ops interface removed in...
Earlier this month I discovered that my new LG Smart TV was displaying ads on the Smart landing screen. After some investigation, I f...
It knows how to talk about tools but is barely capable of talking about social, political, and economic systems that these tools enable...