Browsing Category: Privacy

Microsoft Exec Says Company Has Never Been Asked to Backdoor a Product

One of Microsoft’s top security executives said the company has never been asked by the United States government to build a backdoor into any of its products, and if the company was asked, it would fight the order in the courts.

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Research Shows Increase in Internet Filtering and Usage of FireChat App in Iraq

Researchers at Citizen Lab have taken a close look at the extent of Internet filtering in Iraq, as well as the security of a popular offline chat app used there, and found an increase in the number of services blocked by the government and identified serious privacy and security problems with the chat app. As tensions[...]

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Researchers Demo TAILS Flaw Exploit, Disclose Details to Developers

The critical vulnerability in the TAILS operating system discovered by researchers at Exodus Intelligence lies in the I2P software that’s bundled with the OS and the company has released some details and a video demonstrating an exploit against the bug.

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DNI, Justice Department Deny Targeting Americans for Surveillance Based on Religion, Politics

The Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice have denied a report based on leaked documents from Edward Snowden that United States intelligence and law enforcement agencies conduct surveillance of Americans based on their ethnicity, religious affiliation or political stances.

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