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Snowden Document Exposes Extensive List of British Spying Tools

The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) — Britain’s National Security Agency (NSA) equivalent — commands a wide-ranging set of tools that enable it to hack into popular social media and communications outlets and plant false information on the Internet, according to a document published by …

Why Google's Waze Is Helping Local Governments Track Users

In Rio de Janeiro most eyes are on the final, nail-biting matches of the World Cup. Over in the command center of the city’s department of transport though, they’re on a different set of screens altogether.<p>Planners there are watching the aggregated data feeds of thousands of smartphones being …

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.<p>Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors. The National Security Agency's …

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for food …

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

If you've researched online privacy then the NSA may already be tracking you

When the Edward Snowden revelations began flowing (and flowing, <i>and flowing</i>), the first thing many people screamed was "get on Tor!" Unsurprisingly, an analysis of the NSA's XKeyscore system has revealed that simply visiting the website of the privacy service is enough to get you registered as an …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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