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What to do if your computer has a virus

It can be a gut punch to realize that your PC may be infected with malware (the catchall term for viruses, Trojans, worms, and other nasties). If you don't have antimalware software installed and ready to clean your system, the situation can deteriorate quickly. But we have tips for basic damage …

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Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, began to suspect that hackers in China had obtained access to private Gmail accounts, including those used by …

Which Messaging Technologies Are Truly Safe and Secure?

In the face of widespread Internet data collection and surveillance, we need a secure and practical means of talking to each other from our phones …

The FBI’s Quiet Plan to Expand Its Hacking Powers

Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials are try­ing to ex­pand their au­thor­ity to hack in­to and loc­ate com­puters by chan­ging an ar­cane fed­er­al rule …

Fear and Worry in America? Identity Theft and Cybercrime

<i>By Neal O'Farrell, security and identity theft expert for CreditSesame.com</i><p>What's the biggest worry for Americans? Here's a clue. It's not Ebola, terrorism or spiders. According to two separate studies and polls in just the last two weeks, the two things that most Americans worry about, even fear, …

Tech giants reject GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan's call for deal with government

Organisation representing major technology companies including Apple criticise comments by the new director of government listening post<p>A technology industry group which represents Silicon Valley giants including Apple, Microsoft and Google has insisted there will be no “new deal” with the …

How Canada’s privacy deficit undermines our economy | Toronto Star

As the owner of a small business with international clients, I know that trust lies at the heart of my working relationships. Clients need to know …

How social media is helping Islamic State to spread its poison

Whistleblower Edward Snowden’s treachery has paved the way for a very new form of propaganda, as terrorists change the way they communicate to evade security agencies<p>Edward Snowden should feel very proud of himself as he enjoys the comfort of his Russian safe haven. Not only has the …

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Former NSA's chief lawyer: BlackBerry's encryption efforts led to its demise

BlackBerry's encryption efforts were years before Apple and Google's recent move to secure device data. NSA's chief lawyer said things didn't turn …

Privacy

'Citizenfour' offers a fascinating, narrow view of Edward Snowden's NSA leaks

The camera pulls into focus; an audible wave of laughter ripples through the audience. In front of the camera is Edward Snowden, the man behind last year's NSA leaks. The reason for the laughter? The on-screen imagery belongs to the same interview that was beamed around the world, accompanying …

When Is Congress Going to Rein In FBI Surveillance?

We've heard a lot about NSA spying thanks to Edward Snowden, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation is no stranger to unaccountable snooping.<p>​ According to ​James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, "Americans should be deeply skeptical of government power. You cannot trust …

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Appeals court takes on NSA surveillance case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three federal appeals court judges struggled Tuesday over whether the National Security Agency's phone data surveillance program is an intelligence-gathering tool that makes the nation safer or an intrusive threat that endangers privacy.<p>The judges — all appointed by Republican …

NSA Chief Bet Money on AT&T as It Spied on You

The former head of the world’s biggest spy agency didn’t just oversee the collection of billions of AT&T records. He also tried to make money off its …

The Best Foods for Men

We sampled and reviewed thousands of products to separate the dietary duds from the nutritional heroes<p>Edited By Paul Kita<p>Mitch Mandel/Matt Rainey<p>Here’s your list<p>Every summer, food companies converge in New York City for the Fancy Food Show. Attendees walking the floor this year heard vendors …

App Lets You Peek Inside 80,000 Foods At Your Grocery Store

Looking beyond a nutrition label, Food Scores rates your grub based upon its pesticides, antibiotics, and processing.<p>Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. The package contains just a few ingredients. Milled corn. Sugar. Malt flavor. Salt. And BHT “for freshness.”<p>Seems innocuous enough. But is it? Entering the …

Agriculture

Optimize your workout

While sport remains the best way to increase muscle mass it is easy to forget that diet plays an equally important role in strength training. To …

Tip Sheet: How to Hack Sleep | Inc.com

The ability to get by on little sleep is frequently seen as a badge of honor in the business world. Entrepreneurs, in particular, often sacrifice sleep for the sake of their companies. In a recent survey of Inc. 500 CEOs, 48 percent said they sleep six or fewer hours a night, and 85 percent work 10 …

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Edward Snowden Wants You To Ditch Dropbox For This Service

He thinks Dropbox, the cloud storage firm with over 200 million users, is "hostile to privacy," and urged people to switch to what he calls more-secure storage services like SpiderOak.<p>"Dropbox is a targeted wannabe PRISM partner," Snowden told The Guardian. "They just put Condoleezza Rice on their …

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Revelations | Courage Snowden

Documents revealed by Edward Snowden and pertaining to the National Security Agency (NSA), US surveillance programs and US Intelligence Community …

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The FBI Can Bypass Encryption

Encryption has gained the attention of actors on both sides of the mass surveillance debate. For example in a speech at the Brookings Institution FBI …

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

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Americans pay more for slower Internet

When it comes to Internet speeds, the U.S. lags behind much of the developed world.<p>That's one of the conclusions from a new report by the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation, which looked at the cost and speed of Internet access in two dozen cities around the world.<p>Clocking in …

Open Source Project Could Replace Traditional Passports With Bitcoin Tech

To those who are only marginally familiar with bitcoin, the world’s leading digital cryptocurrency, the idea of adapting the tech into a type of globally accessible passport may seem odd. But Christopher Ellis, a hacker that specializes in privacy and decentralized security, sees them as a natural …