Global Developments. FBI quietly changes its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans. The FBI has quietly revised its privacy rules for searching data involving Americans’ international communications that was collected by the National Security Agency, US officials have confirmed to the Guardian.
The classified revisions were accepted by the secret US court that governs surveillance, during its annual recertification of the agencies’ broad surveillance powers. The new rules affect a set of powers colloquially known as Section 702, the portion of the law that authorizes the NSA’s sweeping “Prism” program to collect internet data. Section 702 falls under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (Fisa), and is a provision set to expire later this year. A government civil liberties watchdog, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Group (PCLOB), alluded to the change in its recent overview of ongoing surveillance practices.
Investigatory Powers Bill - Published March 2016. David Davis discusses the Investigatory Powers Bill on BBC Radio 5 Live. Snooper's charter to extend police access to phone and internet data. Headline: "Revised bill adds privacy safeguards." Reality: Govt changed one header. #IPBill. Investigatory Powers Bill (HC Bill 143) Apple vs. FBI. The FBI vs. Apple Debate Just Got Less White. The court fight between Apple and the FBI prompted a slew of letters and legal briefs last week from outside parties, including many tech companies and privacy groups.
But a particularly powerful letter came from a collection of racial justice activists, including Black Lives Matter. The letter focused on potential civil rights abuses, should the FBI gain the power to conscript a technology company into undermining its own users’ security. “One need only look to the days of J. Edgar Hoover and wiretapping of Rev.
Martin Luther King, Jr. to recognize the FBI has not always respected the right to privacy for groups it did not agree with,” wrote the signatories, including arts and music nonprofit Beats, Rhymes & Relief, the Center for Media Justice, the Gathering for Justice, Justice League NYC, activist and writer Shaun King, and Black Lives Matter co-founder and Black Alliance for Just Immigration executive director Opal Tometi. Those tactics haven’t ended, they argue. Untitled. Apple’s Standoff and Security for All. Contrary to the United States government line, Apple’s resistance to helping it hack the San Bernardino shooter’s phone isn’t about privacy for mass murderers, and isn’t about one phone.
It’s about every single technology user’s safety. It’s about your phone and whether you will ever be able to trust any company with your communications, even if you are a law-abiding citizen. On February 16, a US judge ordered Apple to create a way to access information (a “backdoor”) on an iPhone that was used by one of the perpetrators of the deadly attacks in San Bernardino last December.
Law enforcement officials believe the phone could contain valuable intelligence about the attack. However, officials cannot access the data because it is encrypted, and neither can Apple without the user’s passcode. Customer Letter - Apple. Obama Administration Set to Expand Sharing of Data That N.S.A. Intercepts. Photo.
Using Hidden Networks as Online Privacy. "We need more, not less democracy" Jacob Appelbaum, A message from George Orwell to the Internet. 21 tips, tricks and shortcuts to help you stay anonymous online. If you’re using a popular webmail service, such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail, and you don’t or can’t make the switch to a more secure service, then consider installing Mailvelope.
Mailvelope is a browser extension for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox that brings OpenPGP encryption to your webmail service. Similar extensions exist, such as SecureGmail, which encrypts and decrypts emails you send through Gmail. Using this extension means the unencrypted text should never reach Google servers. Recipients will need to install the extension in order to decrypt and read the encrypted email. This is perhaps one of the most basic privacy options that just about anyone can take advantage of. The amount of personal data that social networking sites like Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter have harvested from their billions of users is shocking. A large amount of websites track and collect the browsing habits of the users that visit them.
Disposable Email Addresses (DEAs) are anonymous and temporary. Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet. Internet of things: the greatest mass surveillance infrastructure ever? The word “thing”, in Old English, means a meeting or assembly.
In the epic poem Beowulf, the eponymous hero declares he’ll “alone hold a thing” with the monster Grendel, who is terrorising the Danes in the great hall of Heorot. Beowulf uses “thing” euphemistically – it is a meeting that immediately descends into a fight. The Icelandic parliament is still called Althing (Alþingi). But over the ages, “things” have gradually evolved from meetings to matter. Today, we primarily use the term “thing” to refer to objects. Hidden Networks - How the Dissemination of Anonymous Information Using the Deep Web Has Changed Our Digital Culture. Literature. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled. Untitled.