Edward Snowden

Spy Files Russia

Today, September 19th 2017, WikiLeaks starts publishing the series "Spy Files Russia" with documents from the Russian company Петер-Сервис …

Surveillance

WikiLeaks releases files that appear to offer details of Russian surveillance system

WikiLeaks, a secret-sharing organization accused of playing a key role in Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, has released documents that it claims offer details of how Moscow uses state surveillance to spy on Internet and cellphone users.<p>The release, dubbed “Spy …

Technology

Irritants

Posted: Sep 18, 2017 9:59 AM<p>Here are the irritants we will cover this morning: Chelsea Manning and National Airport noise reports.<p>In late August, …

Conservative View

Playing video games? No, I’m doing philosophy

Unthinkable: Gaming can teach us ‘how to prepare for death’, a new book argues

News (Ireland)

Read All About the Biggest Snowden Reveal - Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

Below is a handy summary of the stories that came out of The Intercept’s recent effort to publish documents leaked by the NSA whistleblower as well …

Liberal View

Protesters gather in kayaks outside Pentagon

The World Beyond War movement on Sunday held a "Flotilla for Peace" event in front of the Pentagon, featuring speakers including Chelsea Manning, …

War

US Constitution and Citizen’s Day

The US Bill of Rights<p>Tomorrow is considered to be ‘Constitution Day’ and is sometimes called ‘Citizenship Day’ for the USA. The current Constitution …

Civil Rights

This day in history

Today is Friday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2017. There are 107 days left in the year.<p>Birthdays: Actor Forrest Compton is 92. Comedian Norm Crosby is …

Boston

The 5 stages of iPhone X acceptance

The new iPhone X from Apple has generated some pretty strong reactions, from amazement at its face-powered Animoji to shock at the sky-high price to disappointment at the loss of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.<p>Still, many of the early naysayers will no doubt end up buying an iPhone X when it's …

Gear & Gadgets

NSA Spied on Early File-Sharing Networks, Including BitTorrent

In the early 2000s, when peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing was in its infancy, the majority of users had no idea that their activities could be …

National Security Agency (NSA)

What is the cyber equivalent of 'use of force'? When do we send in the tanks?

<b>Cloudflare Internet Summit</b> The United States needs to define a new set of international rules that decides what the cyber equivalent of a missile …

Cybersecurity

NSA leaker Edward Snowden cautions that Apple's new facial scanning will be 'abused'

Edward Snowden, who knows something about cybersecurity and information privacy, criticized one feature of the new iPhone X on Tuesday, saying …

Privacy

Equifax reportedly used "admin" as password in Argentina

Should you trust credit monitoring company Equifax to keep your personal data safe? The answer to that question may be getting clearer. Not only did the firm suffer one of the largest data breaches in history -- 143 million people's names, social security numbers, home addresses and more hacked, …

Security

With iPhone's New FaceID, Cops Can Unlock Your Phone by Pointing at Your Face—While You're Cuffed

On Tuesday, the world watched as Apple unveiled their tenth-anniversary special edition iPhone, the iPhone X. While iPhone boasts a newer more secure …

Phil Schiller

iPhone X's Facial Recognition May Be Terrible For Multiple Reasons

One of the big revelations — though a widely anticipated one — from yesterday's Apple launch event was the Home-button-free iPhone X and its …

Touch ID

Public Money, Public Code

With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.<p>Free Software gives everybody the right to use, study, share and improve …

Apple 'Face ID' prompts concerns about privacy from US officials

Apple officially unveiled its new Face ID phone security system on Tuesday, which will allow you to unlock your phone and authenticate your identity with a print of your face. Now others are concerned the technology could be used for intrusive purposes — including members of the US …

Privacy

Apple Face ID Security: Privacy concerns raised over new iPhone tech

<b>Apple’s facial recognition tech, dubbed Face ID, will launch with the iPhone X – but it’s splitting opinion amongst geeks. Some bemoan it as yet</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Women, Whistleblowing, WikiLeaks: A Conversation

<b>Foreword: The Dusk of Male Backroom Politics</b><p><b>Angela Richter, May 2017</b><p>The idea for this book originated in 2013 at the celebration of the European …

National Security Agency (NSA)

There goes another stereotype

The new iPhone announced yesterday apparently uses some aspects of facial recognition technology, and Edward Snowden says that it is almost certainly …

Businesses warn UK digital economy 'at risk' from Brexit

Under EU regulations, businesses are only allowed to move data from within the bloc to countries outside of it if those countries meet the EU …

Brexit

Snowden: Yes, it was all worth it

Former National Security contractor Edward Snowden, who disclosed classified information about U.S. government surveillance programs, said the steps …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Edward Snowden Interview: 'There Is Still Hope'

In an interview, whistleblower Edward Snowden discusses his life in Russia, the power of the intelligence apparatuses and how he will continue his …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Edward Snowden offers mixed review on Apple's Face ID

Not everyone is sold on the benefits of Face ID, the facial-recognition system Apple introduced Tuesday as a biometric method for unlocking devices.<p>Introduced along with the iPhone X, the system uses the iPhone's front-facing camera to register your facial structure as your password, eliminating …

Surveillance

Edward Snowden and Bunnie Huang built a privacy add-on for the iPhone

The security gurus prototyped a hardware hack and phone case meant to help protect users like journalists and human rights activists.<p>Edward Snowden and hardware hacker Andrew “bunnie” Huang have built a prototype iPhone add-on called the Introspection Engine that will detect if the devices are …

Technology

NSA’s Quiet Presence at a Base in England’s Countryside Revealed in Snowden Documents

Civil war was raging in Libya, and Col. Moammar Gadhafi was in hiding. Two thousand miles away, on the outskirts of a small village in the English …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Protest greets former Trump adviser Bannon at Hong Kong investor event

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Protesters outside a luxury hotel in Hong Kong shouted anti-racism slogans on Tuesday ahead of a speech by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon at an investor conference organized by a unit of China's largest brokerage.<p>The far-right architect of U.S. President …

Hong Kong

Snowden: Where’s The NSA’s Proof Russia Hacked DNC?

NSA leaker Edward Snowden questioned the agency’s decision not to release proof of its claim that the Russian government breached the Democratic …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Data protection concept targets your nose | ZDNet

Smell of Data project attempting to add your senses back into the protection equation<p>The Olfactory Internet is upon us, and data protection now has a …

Data Protection

'Don't wait': Snowden urges action at Free Library simulcast event

“2013 was not about surveillance, it was about democracy,” explained former <b>NSA</b> contractor <b>Edward Snowden</b> on a simulcast at the Parkway Central branch …

National Security Agency (NSA)