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Everyone’s personal private Data is for Sale in China – and at cheap prices

In most of Western society, breaching personal privacy in the name of national security isn’t necessarily “an okay thing to do”, however, our counterparts to the East in China have a much different perspective. Whether a Chinese citizen or simply living in China as a non-native, it is generally a safe assumption that the Chinese […]

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What a Trump Presidency means for Online Privacy

As President-Elect Trump prepares to take office later this month, online privacy advocates are wary that Trump’s stance on many issues could result in a variety of changes to the online privacy world. While Trump’s platform does not include anything explicitly regarding the issues of online privacy, his stances on encryption, internet freedom, government surveillance […]

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The Week in Privacy

Writers express concern about government spying Writers, editors and translators around the globe are tweaking what they publish and censoring themselves in response to government surveillance, a new survey shows. The nonprofit PEN American Center polled more than 700 writers in fall 2014, in countries classified as “free”, “partly free” and “not free”. While respondents in […]

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NSA spying on 75% of internet traffic: 12 year old program exposed

Looks like the NSA lied. The Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman and Jennifer Valentino-Devries broke the story this morning that the NSA’s systems can access about 75% of all Internet traffic in the US. Not only that, but it can save the content of emails and Internet phone calls sent from one US citizen to […]

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You can’t stop the NSA from tracking you, but you can make it harder

What can regular people do to stop NSA spying? That’s the big question in the wake of the NSA surveillance news that’s shaken the nation. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a simple answer. There’s no way to block NSA surveillance completely. Even if you rebelled against technology, ditched your mobile phone, and avoided using heavily-tracked web […]

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