The Russian legislature has approved a proposed bill to ban the use of Proxies, VPNs and Tor and is now awaiting the signature of president Putin. If signed into law, Russia will become the first country to officially block Tor… Read More ›
It seems we are heading towards a surveillance based “Orwellian” society as described by George Orwell in his book 1984. We are perpetually being watched online by virtually everyone – government, hackers, advertising agencies, ISPs and big tech companies. They… Read More ›
As governments and tech giants around the world continue their attempt to weaken online privacy through strict surveillance laws and porous privacy policies, users are also increasingly getting drawn to anonymous web browsing as a means of boosting privacy, evading… Read More ›
The news is being reported everywhere. Google in a blog post says: “Consumer Gmail content will not be used or scanned for any ads personalization after this change. This decision brings Gmail ads in line with how we personalize ads… Read More ›
Thanks to end-to-end encryption. Here is the press release from Facebook before the roll out. Wired and BGR has the full story: Your messages are already secure, but Secret Conversations are encrypted from one device to another,” the iPhone or… Read More ›
A security researcher, Claudio Guarnieri, in partnership with some privacy rights groups, including Amnesty International, Privacy International and EFF has released a free tool to uncover secret government spy software stealthily installed on your PC. The tool, known as Detekt,… Read More ›
Google is reportedly planning to put an alert on the bottom of every page where links have been removed in the wake of the recent “right to be forgotten” court ruling. …read more
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently published an interesting infographic showing which companies are doing what things to protect their customers. The EFF had asked these companies what they were doing to boost encryption in light of government’s unlawful surveillance… Read More ›
Yesterday, we published a blog post lauding an extremely important app privacy feature that was added in Android 4.3. That feature allows users to install apps while preventing the app from collecting sensitive data like the user’s location or address book.
After we published the post, several people contacted us to say that the feature had actually been removed in Android 4.4.2, which was released earlier this week. Today, we installed that update to our test device, and can confirm that the App Ops privacy feature that we were …read more
By Jillian C. York and Katitza Rodriguez (Via EFF). We’re one step closer in winning the fight against the human rights violations posed by mass surveillance. On Tuesday, the United Nations Third Committee adopted a resolution reaffirming the right to… Read More ›
US officials certainly don’t like that he published top-secret documents, but they say that legally, he hasn’t committed a crime – at least, not that they’ve determined so far. They’ve refrained from formally closing the grand jury investigation, though, so maybe they’re holding out hope.
A few days ago I was going through my mails on Gmail when I noticed a flashing pop-up notifying me of changes to Google’s terms of service. At first I ignored it, but somehow it kept flashing so I reluctantly… Read More ›
The U.S currently tops the world’s worst spam haven countries for production and export of spam. According to the latest statistics published on Spamhaus website (an international organization that tracks email spammers and spam-related activity), the number of current live… Read More ›