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Three kinds of propaganda, and what to do about them

Jonathan Stray summarizes three different strains of propaganda, analyzing why they work, and suggesting counter-tactics: in Russia, it's about …

How Hackers Could Get Inside Your Head With ‘Brain Malware’

Brain-computer interfaces offer new applications for our brain signals—and a new vector for security and privacy violations.<p>Hackers have spyware in your mind. You're minding your business, playing a game or scrolling through social media, and all the while they're gathering your most private …

Pokémon Go

Government Hackers Caught Using Unprecedented iPhone Spy Tool

The malware was used to target a political dissident in the United Arab Emirates.<p>On the morning of August 10, Ahmed Mansoor, a 46-year-old human rights activist from the United Arab Emirates, received a strange text message from a number he did not recognize on his iPhone.<p>"New secrets about torture …

Security

Washington won’t say how much damage Snowden leaks did

The National Security Agency has repeatedly stated that leaks by former contractor Edward Snowden about its surveillance programs have compromised …

Surveillance

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer …

North Africa

Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane

If you like your privacy, don’t fly the friendly skies with your phone connected to in-flight networks. American and British intelligence have been surveilling phone use aboard civil aircraft since at least 2005, according to a new investigation by Le Monde based on secret documents from former …

Surveillance

Donald Trump raises 'conspiracy theory' after CIA concludes Russia intervened in election to help him win

With the CIA concluding that Russia intervened in order to help him win the White House, Donald Trump has claimed that if he lost the election and made similar accusations they would be dismissed as a "conspiracy theory".<p>Calls for a Congressional investigation into Russian hacking during the …

Barack Obama

Hiding your tracks from Trump: Online privacy worries heat up

In the face of a new administration, activists and regular people alike embrace tools for keeping their browsing habits and communications private.<p>There's something about a Donald Trump administration in charge of the US National Security Agency that has folks taking government surveillance very …

Here's What You Need to Know About The Massive 'Cloudbleed' Data Breach

Now's a good time to change some passwords.<p>A huge data breach that may have exposed users' private information and log-in details for thousands of …

Protect your phone from secret spyware

The smartphone has become one of the most important tools in millions of Americans’ lives. It tracks your movements, displays emails and text messages, and notifies you of every birthday and appointment. Every second, information floods your smartphone. Unless you switch them off, your apps work …

Spyware