Category: Online Anonymity

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Edward Snowden on How to Protect Your Online Privacy

If you’re using the Internet without being worried about how to protect your online privacy, I salute you. But take it from someone who knows a thing or two about privacy, Edward Snowden – you need to protect yourself when going online. To an average person, this may sound paranoid, but every move you make […]

Here’s Why You Should Always Read the Privacy Policy Before Choosing a VPN

People choose to use VPNs for a wide range of reasons, from expats who want to access their home country content – newspapers, media streaming sites, online radio – while living in another country, to people who live under authoritarian regimes and want to use restricted social networks, or access blocked news websites. Regardless of […]

Today is Data Privacy Day

It’s Data Privacy Day, an international effort to increase awareness of data security and privacy and encourage best practices to say safe online. Google has got in on promoting the day too. You may have noticed that reminder on its homepage today to check up on your privacy settings. Meanwhile, organizations like the Electronic Frontier […]

AVG to Release Its First Tor & VPN Router

Anti-virus firm AVG Technologies is launching its own Tor-enabled router with a built in VPN. You’ll recall that AVG acquired HideMyAssVPN earlier this year. The Chime router is being developed by AVG Innovation Labs, which is turning to crowdfunding for the device. “Hardware is new for us,” says AVG. The company is seeking $650,000. The […]

How a VPN Protects Freedom of Speech & Fights Censorship

In this era of cyber threats and dwindling privacy, Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are a vital tool for any Internet user to access the web in safe and secure way. VPN are advanced Internet technologies that reroute normal web traffic through private servers and encryption protocols to ensure that the flow of data is kept […]

How to Watch 2015 Rugby World Cup Online

The eighth edition of the Rugby World Cup kicked off on September 18. If you weren’t able to watch the first tournament matches, you can still catch up with the remaining games and cheer your favorite team as they compete with the world’s elite rugby teams. The tournament will run until October 31 so there […]

Max Schrems Takes Facebook Privacy Case to EU Court

Privacy activist Max Schrems is taking a case against Facebook to the European Court of Justice today to prevent US government agencies accessing user data. Schrems filed a case against Ireland’s Data Protection Commission last year, claiming that Ireland needs to investigate the data protection practices of Facebook. The social network’s European HQ is based […]

Wikipedia Sets Up to Sue NSA

This week, the joint organization of Wikipedia and their subsidiary Wikimedia announced they would be launching an official lawsuit against the National Security Agency in a United States court of law. The lawsuit will seek to challenge the basic constitutionality of the NSA’s actions, focusing specifically on their mass surveillance efforts through programs such as […]

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uTorrent Users Discover ‘Epic Scale’ Mining Op on PCs

Users of the popular BitTorrent client uTorrent recently discovered that the program had been installing software on their machines that utilized any idle CPU power on their computers to mine for Litecoin. As of late, uTorrent has been struggling to keep up with the immense demand for its free product. Despite its immense popularity and […]

NSA Allowed to Continue Phone Records Collection Until June 1

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in the United States has voted to approve an extension on the NSA’s most controversial phone record collection programs until June 1. The campaigns, which have caught an equal amount of flak from both sides of the aisle, have repeatedly avoided being shut down despite the continued efforts of Democrats, […]

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Edward Snowden Spills All in Reddit AMA

On Monday, the triple team of Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, and Edward Snowden himself took to the news aggregation website Reddit to participate in an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on the tails of their Oscar win from Sunday night for the documentary Citizenfour. The community wasted no time in hitting Snowden with the hard questions, […]

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NSA and GCHQ Hack SIM Card Provider Gemalto

According to a report this week from Glenn Greenwald’s leak-happy publication The Intercept, new documents out of the Snowden archive suggest that the NSA and GCHQ have been actively hacking the world’s largest provider of SIM cards in order to eavesdrop on cellphones on a global scale. The program, helmed by the Mobile Handset Exploitation […]

Anonymous Vows to Oust High Profile Members of Child Abuse Ring

This week, Anonymous revealed their plans to stage an international day of protest against child abusers, and those who support child abuse on underground pornography rings through networks such as Tor and I2P. Codenamed “Operation Death Eaters”, the offensive will seek to oust many high ranking officials in several large governments who have been caught […]

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Samsung Smart TVs Could Be Listening to Everything You Say

Today, Samsung took a candid moment to come forward and inform the TV purchasing public that certain brands of their Smart TVs might accidentally be listening in on customers’ conversations, and reselling the data gathered by the microphone to third-party advertising services. The company themselves are actually the ones putting out the warning, which suggests […]

Security Experts Slam Cameron Over Encryption Ban Proposal

British Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire for promising to ban encrypted and ephemeral messaging apps if he is re-elected later this year. His comments came just a few days after the Paris terrorist attacks. In a speech earlier this week, Cameron pledged new surveillance powers to combat terrorist communications. “In our country, […]

Anonymous Vows to Strike Back Against Charlie Hebdo Terrorists

This week, representatives for the hacktivist organization Anonymous took to the group’s YouTube channel to release a new video, that vows to take action against the terrorist organizations responsible for the attacks at Charlie Hebdo earlier this week. Flying under the hashflag of #OPCharlieHedbo, a figurehead for the group, dawned in their trademark Guy Fawkes […]

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Study Claims 80% of Tor Traffic Related to Child Abuse

More than 80 percent of ‘dark net’ traffic is to sites hosting child-abuse content, according to a University of Portsmouth study of Tor ‘hidden services’ websites but some researchers have pointed out possible skewed results in the findings. The study’s findings were revealed at the recent Chaos Computer Congress in Hamburg. Using Tor’s technology to […]

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Tor May Not ‘Stink’ as Much as We Thought

According to newly released documents from the Snowden archive published by Der Spiegel Monday morning, it turns out the anonymization mesh network Tor may not be as hard to crack as we were originally led to believe. You’ll remember that back in July of this year, we went into detail about a PowerPoint presentation lifted […]