It’s been two years now since the first stories about NSA surveillance capabilities began to appear, and the environment has shifted dramatically in that time. Awareness of and resistance to mass surveillance has increased greatly, but the changes to policy and laws that many observers had hoped for haven’t necessarily emerged. A new report from Privacy[…]
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Privacy advocates are calling on Mozilla to better deploy Tracking Protection, a technology that offers more stringent privacy and speeds up page loads by blocking requests to tracking domains, in its Firefox browser.
Google announced the availability of My Account, a new dashboard where users can manage and evaluate their privacy and security settings.
Now that provisions in Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act allowing for bulk collection of phone metadata have been shot down, all eyes turn to the USA FREEDOM Act.
Facebook announced early Monday that has adopted OpenPGP encryption and will let users post their public keys on their profile.
Researchers from Cambridge University uncovered weaknesses in the Android Factory Reset feature that puts improperly sanitized data at risk.
The U.S. House voted 388-88 to end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone call metadata business records.
Mozilla has fixed 13 security flaws in Firefox 38, including five critical vulnerabilities. The new version of the browser also includes a feature that enables the use of DRM-enabled video content in Firefox, a decision that comes with some controversy. DRM (digital rights management), the generic name for technologies that are used to restrict the[…]
Datapp, a Windows program developed at the University of New Haven, sniffs out unencrypted mobile data sent over HTTP.
Ed Felten, a professor at Princeton University and a well-respected voice on security and privacy issues, is joining the White House as the deputy CTO. In his new role, Felten will be working under Megan Smith, the CTO of the United States and a former Google vice president. Felten has been at Princeton in various[…]