News NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption
The National Security Agency is racing to build a computer that could break nearly every kind of encryption used to protect banking, medical, business and government records around the world.
News NSAs Preference for Metadata
The hidden ball in the debate over the NSAs collection of phone and e-mail metadata (vs. tapping into actual conversations with a court order) is that the NSA actually prefers the metadata approach because it strips away privacy more efficiently, sa
News When can police search your car?
While police generally need a warrant to search you or your property during a traffic stop, police only need probable cause to legally search your vehicle.
News My Doctor Can Disclose My Medical Records to the NSA Without My Authorization (and so can yours)
You can learn a lot about a person from their medical records whats that STD test all about?
News Pushback Against Federal Roadside Checkpoints Increasing
With some 60 cities participating in federal checkpoints, pushback from citizens and local police and sheriffs departments is increasing.
News There's A Bug In The Chrome Browser That Lets Websites Listen To You, Even After You Close Them
Google's Chrome Web browser offers voice control for touchless interface use, but a bug in this system makes it possible for websites to "eavesdrop" on you, reports Gizmodo.
News Angry Birds and 'leaky' phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data
http://www.theguardian.com, James Ball
The National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities to take advantage of "leaky" smartphone apps, such as the wildly popular Angry Birds game, that transmit users' private information across the internet, accord
News New Mexico County Faces New Lawsuit Involving Abusive Cavity Searches By Police
We previously discussed the horrific case out of New Mexico involving David Eckert involving a series of demeaning and invasive cavity searches of an innocent man stopped along a road. That abuse cost the city and county $1.8 million in a recent sett
News Google Patent Seeks to Transmit Your Cellphone Videos to Law Enforcement
http://www.prisonplanet.com, Paul Joseph Watson
System could have nightmare implications for privacy, freedom of assembly
News Hes Wearing a Diaper!: TSA Agent Humiliates Cancer Victim
A cancer victim who suffers from incontinence was humiliated during an incident last week when a TSA agent loudly announced hes wearing a diaper to waiting travelers, before laughing and subjecting the man to a strip search.
News "The Decentralized Internet is here!"
The MaidSafe network is a fully distributed platform on which application developers can build distributed applications. The network is made up by individual users who contribute storage, computing power and bandwidth to what is a global, public clou
News Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by GCHQ
1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone
Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk
Yahoo: 'A whole new level of violation of our users' privacy'
Material included large quantity of sexually explicit ima
News Britain's Spies Were Surprised to Discover Just How Much the World Loves Naked Webchatting
The Guardian, now Glenn Greenwald-less, is out with its latest government surveillance scoop:
News Supreme Court Rules Police May Search A Home Without Obtaining A Warrant
If the most disturbing, if underreported, news from yesterday, was Obama's "modification" of NSA capabilities, which contrary to his earlier promises, was just granted even greater powers as phone recording will now be stored for even longer than pre
News The Road to Serfdom is Paved with Good Intentions
Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D.
What do TSA groping, NSA data-mining, and mercury-laced fluorescent light bulbs have to do with keeping your doctor? They are the products of seductively entitled but flawed laws. As Daniel Webster said, good intentions will always be pleaded for ev
News Why Privacy Is Actually Thriving Online
http://mprod.wired.com, By Nathan Jurgenson
Privacy is deador so were told, both by those who would mourn the loss and by those who would dance on its grave.
News What if Secrecy Trumps the Constitution?
www.lewrockwell.com, By Andrew P. Napolitano
What if the National Security Agency (NSA) knows it is violating the Constitution by spying on all Americans without showing a judge probable cause of wrongdoing or identifying the persons it wishes to spy upon, as the Constitution requires?
News Crypto-Ownership Companies Hope You're Ready To Decentralize Everything On The Internet
Nick Lambert and David Irvine of Maidsafe hope the world is ready to Bitcoin-ize all data on the Internet