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Senators Prepare Legislation to Extend NSA Surveillance, Mandate Encryption Backdoors

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, members of US law enforcement agencies as well as other government officials were quick to push the notion that more surveillance is needed…

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FBI to Increase Wiretapping, Snowden and Encryption Blamed for Paris Attacks

In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, the FBI is going to increase wiretaps on suspected ISIS sympathizers within the US. Agents told CNN that there are no known…

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UK Bill Would Mandate Backdoors to Snoop on Encrypted Messages

The full text of a draft of the Investigatory Powers Act, an authoritarian surveillance bill being pushed by UK prime Minister David Cameron, has been released to the public. In…

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Obama Administration To Give Up On Legal Backdoor In Encryption

The Obama administration has announced it will not be seeking a legal mandate for backdoors into encrypted services, FBI Director James Comey has announced. During a hearing in front of…

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Judge Says Law Enforcement Probably Can’t Compel Apple to Unlock Phones

A federal judge in Brooklyn has temporarily┬ádenied a request by law enforcement, who were seeking an order to force Apple to unlock a locked phone. The government is invoking the…

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Jeb Bush Wants to Give the NSA Broader Powers

While attending a national security forum in South Carolina, presidential hopeful Jeb Bush made it clear that he believes the government should have broad surveillance powers in order to fight…

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New Ransomware is Targeting Video Games

Ransomware is a particularly notorious type of malware, used by hackers to encrypt your own files and demand a payment of Bitcoins in exchange for the key needed to decrypt…

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UK Prime Minister Seeks to Outlaw Private Communication Apps

On Monday, a vigil and march were held in Paris after a violent and deadly Islamic terrorist attack on the offices of the satirical news publication, Charlie Hebdo. The attacks…

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Apple encryption attacked by D.O.J for the sake of the children

Last month I reported on how the Chinese state reacted to Apple’s strengthening of data security on its devices by carrying out an attack on the iCloud. Now a report…

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TechWeek Chicago 2014 – A talk with Christian Dawson about how the NSA spying will affect the Tech Industry

As a strong proponent of Internet privacy, security, and freedom – what the NSA is doing with backdoors in hardware and software, in addition to spying on the American people…