Tag: Government

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3 things activists can do to strengthen their privacy and security

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Plummeting press freedoms, stifled internet access, attempts to subvert encryption, and plenty of other indicators point to a budding...
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Your devices are rating you. Behave accordingly.

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Chances are you’ve seen “Nosedive,” the infamous Black Mirror episode depicting a world in which ordinary people rate each...
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What is a CA certificate, and how does it work?

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Recently, the government of Kazakhstan temporarily forced citizens to install a Certificate Authority (CA) that allowed the state to...
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6 massive government data breaches

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We’re constantly hearing about data breaches lately⁠—and it’s no wonder, given that 5 billion personal records were exposed last...
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How to stop the Kazakhstan government from intercepting your internet traffic

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Update: The Kazakh government has halted its CA plans for now. If you previously installed the certificate, make sure...
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The fight for online privacy is heating up in Maine

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About two years ago, the United States Senate voted in favor of Senate Joint Resolution 34, essentially enabling internet...
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7 privacy and security takeaways in Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report

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The biggest slide deck about the internet is back! Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report has highlighted important online observations...
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The fight for your face: The battles deciding the fate of...

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Last week, San Francisco became the first city in the U.S. to ban government agencies from using facial recognition...
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Worried your devices will get confiscated at the border? Here’s what...

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There is growing evidence to suggest that border security agents are taking greater steps to intrude into our daily...
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Profits rise, but Facebook’s poor privacy could still cost Zuckerberg

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Countless privacy breaches don’t seem to have taken their toll on Mark Zuckerberg’s wallet. Though Facebook was largely expected to...

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