The Electronic Frontier Foundation and other NGOs have published a guide with advice on secure communication, DDoS and malware mitigation and more for activists, journalists and others targeted for surveillance.
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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.
The second transparency report from Verizon claims the company received nearly 150,000 total orders in the first half of 2014.
The EFF filed a FOIA lawsuit against the NSA and ODNI looking for more information on the government’s use and disclosure of zero-day vulnerabilities.
The U.S. intelligence community historically has been loathe to release virtually any information about the way that its agencies operates, to the point that the existence of some of those agencies themselves was secret for decades. But in the wake of the Snowden leaks, more and more information is beginning to trickle out, and the[…]
PayPal unfroze the account of Swiss secure email upstart ProtonMail late this morning, freeing at least $275,000 the service had raised left in limbo.
The United States federal government issued more than 19,000 National Security Letters–perhaps its most powerful tool for domestic intelligence collection–in 2013, and those NSLs contained more than 38,000 individual requests for information.
Encryption software has been enjoying a prolonged day in the sun for about the last year. Thanks to the revelations of Edward Snowden about the NSA’s seemingly limitless capabilities, security experts have been pounding the drum about the importance of encrypting not just data in transit, but information stored on laptops, phones and portable drives.[…]
Researchers from Kaspersky Lab and Citizen Lab released a report today with extensive details on the HackingTeam’s controversial RCS spyware, in particular its extensive global command infrastructure and mobile malware.
Google announced its fork of OpenSSL called BoringSSL, a version of the crypto libraries that will now import changes from OpenSSL.