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TextSecure Protocol Now Used to Encrypt WhatsApp
Are you ever concerned that the messages you share between friends can ever be read by others? Most messaging services such as LINE and WhatsApp have more features than just text support; you can send audio and video as well. So should you be overly concerned about your data?... Read more
Snowden To Remain In Russia
If you haven’t heard of Edward Snowden, you may’ve been living under a rock for the past year. The former NSA employee, who is responsible for leaking all kinds of confidential national security information to the media, has been living in Russia for the last year in a state... Read more
Bittorrent To Provide NSA Proof Online Calls & Messaging Software
BitTorrent has recently announced a preliminary, test version of BitTorrent Bleep.  This software will enable people to make voice calls and send messages over the Internet without using a central server to direct traffic.  The system instead works by users finding one another through groups of other users.  There... Read more
NSA Targets Tor Servers To ‘Spy’ On Users
Apparently, the NSA has been watching some networks to try to build up their user profile data.  The government agency has been targeting the Tor anonymising system to spy on its users. The German public broadcaster, ARD, has said two Tor servers in Germany were keenly being watched by the US agency. ... Read more
The NSA Knows What You Look Like (Yes, You)
If there’s an organization that can’t catch a break lately, it has got to be the National Security Agency (NSA). Ever since Edward Snowden dropped several NSA spying bombshells to the media, it seems like we can’t go more than a week at a time without hearing of another... Read more
Microsoft Products May Be Compromising Cutting Edge Research
It’s no secret that Microsoft has serious issues with security. It’s almost normal for us to hear news about the “latest” vulnerability in one product or another. But there is also the problem of government spying on data. For the individual, this may be an irritation at the very... Read more
Be Invisible With A Justice Cap
While some people adore having their photo taken, there are others who detest it. If you are one of those people who hate the thought of someone taking your picture, either with your knowledge or without, then maybe you should consider getting a Justice Cap. The hat itself looks... Read more
US President Calls For End To NSA Bulk Data
The Obama administration is all set to prepare to unveil a law-making proposal that would see a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agency’s ‘not so secret’ bulk phone records program.  The change would, if approved by Congress, end the main aspect that has caused the most alarm amongst privacy... Read more
New NSA Leaks Reveal Sysadmins Hack Info
Some more Edward Snowden document leaks have shed further light on the United States National Security Agency‘s initiative to compromise system administrators.  The NSA is allegedly using these techniques to further their quest to gather intelligence on American citizens and the potential enemies of the US, both foreign and... Read more
Google Beefs Up Gmail Security
Do you regularly use a Gmail account? So do I. And for the most part I’ve been really happy with the Google service. I think it’s intuitive and I can’t complain that it doesn’t do what I need it to when I need it to. And with recent reports... Read more
The NSA’s Biggest Secret; Water Usage?!
The National Security Agency has fought long and hard to keep its secrets under wraps. Thanks to Edward Snowden, some of them are now no longer a secret but perhaps one of the more strange enigmas surrounding the agency is how much water its brand new data centre uses.... Read more
Julian Assange Says More Leaks On The Way
Founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has criticized the National Security Agency and has hinted at future leaks in a Skype interview held at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, U.S.A.  Assange, who is currently residing in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, did not give any details at all about what may... Read more
Snowden Urges A Technical Response Against NSA At SXSW
Speaking at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Edward Snowden has urged the technology community to devise solutions that will protect online communications from snoopers like the NSA. “he people who are in the room at Austin right now, they’re the folks who can really fix things, who... Read more
Snowden To Hold Webchat From Russia At SXSW
Notorious Edward Snowden, known as a National Security Agency (NSA) informer in the US, will join this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival roster of speakers in Austin Texas. Snowden ran from the US in June, taking with him, top-secret documents.  However, he will appear through a teleconference... Read more
Use Yahoo Video Chats? You May Have Been Spied On
Everyday, it seems, there is new information released that makes individuals question how private their “private” lives really are. If it’s not revelations about the NSA intercepting our telephone calls and/or our emails, it seems to be something along those same lines. Unfortunately, in the year 2014, it doesn’t... Read more
ASUS VivoTab Note 8 Now Available From Microsoft Store
Something new has come up at the Microsoft Store, and it might catch the interest of people who are in the market for a new tablet. The ASUS VivoTab Note 8, which have been talked about with interest, is now available in the Microsoft Store. The ASUS VivoTab Note... Read more
UAE Says US Backdoors Found In Spy Satellites
The United Arab Emirates has allegedly discovered 2 ‘security compromising components’ supplied by the US, in military satellites provided by the French.  The UAE has reportedly threatened to cancel a 3.4 billion dirhams (£570m) deal to purchase 2 military satellites from France over claims that 2 US-supplied components compromise the security... Read more
Edward Snowden Sends UK Christmas Message
Well, it seems Edward Snowden has even more to say to the world. Even while on temporary asylum in Russia, he is still finding a way to make the news headlines. And this time he decided get his message out there by delivering a message to the UK on... Read more