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.
There is an incredible amount of VPN services available on the market, from free to premium services, so it can difficult to decide what provider is right for you. Our reviews section can help in examining the top rated providers out there and deciding what one is right for you. On privacy advocate has gone Read More
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.
BolehVPN has introduced a warrant canary system to post monthly messages that are cryptographically signed, stating that the company has not received any warrants from authorities. BolehVPN says it is bringing in the warrant canary on foot of recent comments from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that recommend it.
A new free privacy tool, Detekt has been released by several organizations including Amnesty and EFF, which allows users to scan their Windows computers for signs of possible infection by illegal surveillance software programs. Detekt is an open source program developed by security scientist Claudio Guarnieri. Several organizations like Amnesty International, EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), Read More
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit for Internet freedom, has named Cindy Cohn as its new executive director who will take up the post in April, leaving her role as legal director. Cohn will replace Shari Steele, who has been with the EFF for over 20 years. Intellectual property director Corynne McSherry will take Read More
While school districts all around the country are struggling with their students’ use of social media, a Tennessee school board has been accused of denying students their constitutional rights over a new policy that allows schools to search students’ electronic devices. The policy from the Williamson County Board of Education allows educational authorities to monitor Read More
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has responded to remarks made by the FBI’s director on phone encryption, calling them “bad law”. FBI Director James Comey, much like many law enforcement officials of late, had criticized Apple’s plans to encrypt phones by default. He called for a change in the law to allow backdoors for law Read More
The debates surrounding the Right to be Forgotten rages on and more and more names enter the arena, now we see Mike Godwin, the lawyer and EFF rep that coined the term Godwin’s Law give his two cents. Godwin’s Law is the infamous rule that eventually every argument online will result in a Nazi comparison. Read More
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is one of the NSA’s harshest critics and has been following the construction of the NSA’s colossal data center in Bluffdale, Utah, which culminated in a protest co-organized with Greenpeace, where the duo flew a giant airship over the facility, bearing the slogan “Illegal Spying Below”. The June 27 stunt gathered Read More