The Man Making Art From Government Surveillance

The Man Making Art From Government Surveillance

He wrote about booking hotel rooms in Las Vegas to photograph airplanes bringing people to and from work at secret military bases; about learning how to track secret satellites in the sky from online amateur communities; about climbing mountains and ridges with telescopes to see what military installations look like.

Transparency, Openness, and Our 2016 and 2017 Financials

Transparency, Openness, and Our 2016 and 2017 Financials

And the layer above that is publishing design documents and research papers to explain why we chose to build it that way, including analyzing the security implications and the trade-offs of alternate designs.

Spotify's Year-End Ads Highlight the Weird and Wonderful

Spotify's Year-End Ads Highlight the Weird and Wonderful

And at a time when data privacy has become top of mind, Spotify is encouraging people to go public; its “Overshared” initiative will prominently display the year-end stats of select users who voluntarily submit them.

Privacy is Personal

Privacy is Personal

It’s essential to recognize the personal nature of privacy, because in the online world we still lack the equivalents of shelter and clothing, so those are still on the to-be-done punch list of requirements for civilizing that world.

Internet Safety for Kids – A Parent’s Guide

Internet Safety for Kids – A Parent’s Guide

You need to make sure your kids are always safe and don’t land into any trouble. Teach your kids basic internet safety rules You need to teach your children about the basic internet safety rules, such as: Be open with your kids about internet safety

Decentralize This! — Episode 11: Alison Macrina – Enigma

Decentralize This! — Episode 11: Alison Macrina – Enigma

Enigma’s new podcast “Decentralize This!” features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise — all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world.

Schneier on Security

You visit the website of an international immigrants' rights group, a fact that is available to the government through mass Internet surveillance. We don't yet know which subversive ideas and illegal acts of today will become political causes and positive social change tomorrow, but they're around.

Internet Privacy History Helps Us Understand Privacy Today

Internet Privacy History Helps Us Understand Privacy Today

At the very start of the technologies that would eventually become the internet we know of today, the type and scope of privacy problems that would result were anything but obvious.

15 minutes about our Online Privacy. – Konark Modi – Medium

15 minutes about our Online Privacy. – Konark Modi – Medium

15 minutes about our Online Privacy. In June this year I shared my thoughts about our privacy in the digital world at 15x4 Munich meetup. The video is available now: 15x4–15 minutes about Your Online Privacy Thanks for reading and sharing !

Our lack of interest in data ethics will come back to haunt us

Our lack of interest in data ethics will come back to haunt us

The idea here is that big companies and data scientists use and abuse data however they want, outside the public eye and without having an ethical discussion about their practices.

Welcome to the burgeoning, globalized business of implementing government surveillance

Welcome to the burgeoning, globalized business of implementing government surveillance

But the rise of the Internet – now the most important medium for carrying out spying – and the globalized trade of goods and services has led to a burgeoning market for implementing government surveillance around the world.

Pseudonymisation and the Blockchain: why would an honest person need a privacy coin?

Pseudonymisation and the Blockchain: why would an honest person need a privacy coin?

Private keys, under the control of individuals, remain hidden from the system forever… Indeed, according to Bill Gates and plenty of others, the anonymity associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is what makes them attractive to criminals, and therefore implicated in death and destruction worldwide (let’s hope no Windows computers have ever been used in such misadventures, otherwise where else could guilt by association be implied..?

Amazon & Instagram data leaks - Internet companies need a culture around protecting user data

Amazon & Instagram data leaks - Internet companies need a culture around protecting user data

A technical error exposed email addresses of some users in U.S & Europe. Seems likely related to this In Instagram's case, the password was leaked when users tried to download their data from Instagram because they were already concerned about their privacy.

Edward Snowden Explains Blockchain to His Lawyer — and the Rest of Us

Edward Snowden Explains Blockchain to His Lawyer — and the Rest of Us

It was a cypherpunk take on the old practice of taking a selfie with the day’s newspaper, to prove this new bitcoin blockchain hadn’t secretly been created months or years earlier (which would have let the creator give himself an unfair advantage in a kind of lottery we’ll discuss later).

Pangolin Smart Firewall

Pangolin Smart Firewall

It is simply an unfortunate truth in a world that is connected 24/7: data privacy is always at risk when devices aren’t part of a closed or secure network.

3 Reasons Privacy Coins Are Unlikely to Overtake Bitcoin

3 Reasons Privacy Coins Are Unlikely to Overtake Bitcoin

Because of this appcoin nature of privacy coins, many users prefer to, for example, hold bitcoin and switch into monero only when they need to make a transaction.

Dark Mail Technical Alliance

Dark Mail Technical Alliance

As a founding member of The Dark Mail Technical Alliance, Lavabit will work to bring other members into the alliance, assist them in implementing the new protocol and jointly work to proliferate the world's first end-to-end encrypted 'Email 3.0' throughout the world's email providers.

Here’s What the Big Tech Companies Know About You

Here’s What the Big Tech Companies Know About You

Today’s infographic comes to us from Security Baron, and it compares and contrasts the data that big tech companies admit to collecting in their privacy policies. Remember, this is just what companies admit to collecting in their privacy policies – what else do you think they know?

EPIC's Rotenberg Urges Support for AI Guidelines at OECD

EPIC's Rotenberg Urges Support for AI Guidelines at OECD

Speaking to the OECD Global Strategy Group in Paris, EPIC President Marc Rotenberg urged OECD member countries to endorse the Universal Guidelines for AI. The OECD Global Strategy Group brings together senior officials from member countries to discuss the challenges shaping today's world.

Surveillance Kills Freedom By Killing Experimentation

Surveillance Kills Freedom By Killing Experimentation

We don’t yet know which subversive ideas and illegal acts of today will become political causes and positive social change tomorrow, but they’re around.

Why are people so poor at making privacy choices? What can be done about it?

Why are people so poor at making privacy choices? What can be done about it?

It goes beyond pointing out that people make poor choices when it comes to protecting their personal data, and attempts to understand the key reasons for that failure. John points out that the online world does not work like the real world, and that leads us to make bad decisions:

Google’s “Smart City of Surveillance” Faces New Resistance in Toronto

Google’s “Smart City of Surveillance” Faces New Resistance in Toronto

The group represents the latest and largest effort by Torontonians to start having the kinds of public conversations, teach-ins, and debates that should have “taken place last year, when this project was first announced,” according to Bianca Wylie, co-founder of Tech Reset Canada and one of the lead organizers of the opposition to Sidewalk Toronto.

Australian bill spells trouble for data privacy around the world

Australian bill spells trouble for data privacy around the world

An unlikely alliance of tech companies, start-ups and digital consumer rights groups has locked horns with the Australian government over its proposed anti-data encryption law, currently under review by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS).

We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data

We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data

So if you look at Netflix’s ability to start a subscription business, I think it gives you hope that business models can change, and if people are used to free things, they actually can be persuaded that a paid model makes the world better.

I'm Voting for Net Neutrality!

I'm Voting for Net Neutrality!

Tell the world you’re voting for net neutrality Big Cable’s lobbyists are telling Congress that no one cares about net neutrality. Take a photo with our #VoteForNetNeutrality badge to tell your representatives you expect them to vote for the free and open Internet.

Starting November 1st, Chinese police can go to any Chinese ISP to copy your data

Starting November 1st, Chinese police can go to any Chinese ISP to copy your data

It goes on top of a law passed in 2016 that mandates ISPs store 6 months of IP address connection data and makes it very clear that your internet traffic is available to be monitored.

How 'free' Wi-Fi hotspots can track your location even when you aren't connected

How 'free' Wi-Fi hotspots can track your location even when you aren't connected

What distinguishes location-based marketing hotspot providers like Zenreach and Euclid from standard third-party hotspot providers is that the personal information you enter in the captive portal—like your email address, phone number, or social media profile—can be linked to your laptop or smartphone’s Media Access Control (MAC) address.

Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

Tim Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist who invented the Web in 1989, said he was disappointed with the current state of the internet, following scandals over the abuse of personal data and the use of social media to spread hate.

Spy and police chiefs demand passage of Australian encryption access law

Spy and police chiefs demand passage of Australian encryption access law

Without providing any evidence, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) chief Duncan Lewis told a parliamentary committee hearing on October 19 that suspected terrorists were using encrypted messages to plan potential attacks.

The Facebook Dilemma

The Facebook Dilemma

On Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, FRONTLINE presents The Facebook Dilemma. With dozens of original interviews and rare footage, The Facebook Dilemma examines the powerful social media platform’s impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world.

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