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  • Protect Your Smartphone From Government Spies With These Apps

    Protect Your Smartphone From Government Spies With These Apps

    If you didn’t know how easy it was for hackers to grab information off of your smartphone¬†before, you should now. The Intercept reported earlier this week that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the British equivalent spy agency GCHQ had allegedly hacked into and stole information from millions of SIM cards produced by the Dutch company Gemalto. This may have given both agencies… Read More

  • The President’s Net Neutrality Proposal Draws Opprobrium, Praise And Threats Of Legal Action

    The President’s Net Neutrality Proposal Draws Opprobrium, Praise And Threats Of Legal Action

    Earlier today, President Obama proposed a net neutrality plan that called for reclassification of broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The FCC quickly responded, saying, in effect, that it wasn’t quite as simple as the president seemed to intimate, and that it needed more time to work on the matter. Read More

  • ACLU Sues San Francisco Over Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

    ACLU Sues San Francisco Over Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

    Your phone knows you completely. It knows where you’ve been, and who you’ve been talking to. It knows which websites you visit in your idle time, and your many passwords. Hell, it probably knows what you look like without pants on. It knows you. To search someone’s phone is to breach not just their property, but their very being. Today, the ACLU has filed suit against the… Read More

  • ACLU files lawsuit over laptop border searches

    The ACLU doesn’t like that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection can search through all your electronic personal effects—laptops, including all the data therein—so it has filed a lawsuit to back up an earlier Freedom of Information request asking, essentially, “what gives?” Is it reasonable for Customs to search you at the border? Sure. But is it reasonable… Read More