Is it possible to achieve privacy in this modern time? Almost every app on our phone has some tracking algorithm that helps to monitor our online activities. We accept the request for an application to know where we are just for us to proceed using the same app, be it games, or other applications that Read More
There’s a cliché in the world of online services: if it’s free, you are the product. As overused as the phrase is, it hasn’t lost any of its truth. Websites and free software rely on tracking users and their habits in order to monetize their business. There are obvious examples like the targeted ads you Read More
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.
This week, select members from the hacking team Anonymous announced they had successfully infiltrated and taken down various social media accounts and email addresses belonging to the international terrorist organization ISIS.
France is proposing new legislation that will make social media sites like Facebook and Twitter partially responsible for terrorist content posted on their sites. President Francois Hollande said the new draft law, set to be presented next month, will make social media sites “accomplices” if they do not block terrorism-related content from their sites.
Intel has shut down its Russian blogs and forums in response to the country’s recently enacted “Blogger’s Law”, which curtails blogs with more than 3,000 readers.
The anti-terrorism legislation that is going to be introduced in the UK parliament on November 26 will require Internet service providers to hand over user data to government agencies. The bill is expected to become a law before the country goes to the polls in May. The new bill will restrict people from traveling abroad Read More
This Tuesday, in a landmark decision for privacy advocates everywhere, the UN passed a resolution which seeks to condemn and demonize attempts by any nation to commit acts of mass surveillance on its own people, or those of an opposing country. The resolution takes special account of metadata, revising its definitions from a similar effort Read More
Prosecutors in New York have taken in $18m in civil and government cases using warrants to search Facebook accounts despite opposition from the social media giant. Facebook has disputed the warrants as unconstitutional, stating that it violates the private constitutional rights of the 381 users whose messages, photos, and content were confiscated. A total of Read More
Snapchat will escape new regulations introduced by the Australian government to tackle cyber bullying as it is considered a smaller social media platform based overseas. Australia’s Parliamentary Secretary for Communications, Paul Fletcher says the government will to take an informal approach to handling offensive or damaging content on Snapchat rather than strict rules. The new Read More