A while back The New Yorker asked Aaron Swartz to design an anonymous inbox to make it safer for whistle blowers to get their stories to journalists. The resulting system, called Strongbox, is now up and available for use.
CISPA — the bill that would END our online privacy and violate the 4th Amendment — will go to a vote in the House on Thursday. We’re planning the largest online privacy protest in history to stop this bill. Can … Read More
If you’re like pretty much everyone else, you do a lot of searching on the Internet. And like pretty much everyone else, you use Google to do it. Or maybe you’ve switched to Bing, Microsoft’s attempt to break Google’s de … Read More
In a kind of good news/bad news thing, a federal appeals court raised the standard for laptop searches at US borders while at the same time ruling the search in the case was acceptable under “reasonable suspicion” criteria. Borders have … Read More
Startup company Silent Circle introduced a “surveillance-proof” smartphone app last October that allows users to make calls and send texts securely. Now they’re introducing a data transfer app that will make sending files just as secure. Not only does the … Read More
Ever visit a site, not click on anything and still get personalized email from that site? Darren Nix has discovered a system of interrelated tracking sites that store and share information about you. Fill out a form on one of … Read More
Good news, Americans, the Constitution is no longer in effect, you can do whatever the hell you want without fear of repercussions. Oh, wait, nevermind, it’s only the Federal government that can intercept phone conversations without bothering to get one … Read More
The House of Representatives, who in fact are neither, voted down legislation that would have stopped employers from demanding your Facebook password. In case you’re curious, all Republicans but one voted to trample on your privacy. Something to think about … Read More