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A ‘Dedicated’ Enemy?

In the aftermath of a major data-breech, aside from blaming China (the default target) US government officials have claimed the nation is facing a ‘dedicated’ hacking enemy. ‘Dedicated’ meaning this threat is fact and/or ‘dedicated’ meaning this threat is another … Continue reading

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Expiring?

With the deadline looming, the potential for clause in the ‘Patriot Act’ allowing Telecommunications firms to collect unlimited data on end-users is set to expire… the question is whether or not it will be temporary or permanent?

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Encryption-rules!

According to the UN, Office of the High Commission for Human Rights, report, encryption is the key to free speech… which in the post-Snowden-era probably does not sync with the NSA’s perspective(s)…

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‘Bleep’ It!

As privacy concerns continue to be at the fore of the mind’s of countless global citizens, Bit Torrent’s Bleep – a tracking-free, P2P, messaging application could both be a big hit as well as usher in other me-too offerings.

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Where Next?

In the light of the reported SIM-card hacking by the US and UK-governments, the old maxim rings true: truth is stranger than fiction…

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‘Seeing into Mobile’

The latest Snowden allegations regarding US/UK firms hacking SIM-cards is yet another Orwellian-example of the post-NSA world humanity finds itself experiencing (that’s also surreal regarding the degree that it is being largely accepted versus protested…)

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Super Cookies.

Public outcry over Verizon’s super cookies (i.e., their end-user tracking ability) has resulted in the firm agreeing to end using said technology… which illustrates (at least) two issues: one) America’s General Public can have an impact (when taking civic duty … Continue reading

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Hitting a Wall…

A new type of radar that can ‘see through walls’ is reportedly already being used in over 50 locations in America… In short, do ‘Civil Rights’ matter any more in the ‘Land of the Free…?’

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Cyber-Backlash…

According to a recently released, full-transcript of his¬†PBS interview with Edward Snowden, America’s techno-salvo whereas the nation worked with Israel to sabotage Iran’s Nuclear is the sort of activity that the nation spends more time (i.e., being on the offensive) … Continue reading

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The ‘Patriot’ Act?

With latest news of the NSA super-snooping (Aurora-Gold) via having compiled details of 70% of global cellular networks, reviewing what the NSA’s actual charter is long overdue… Yet, it seems that the mere questioning of such draws such pushback that … Continue reading

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