nsa surveillance Tag Archive

Privacy

ZXX: the privacy font to derail the NSA

Graphic designer Sang Mun introduced a privacy font to thwart the NSA this week, called ZXX. The font has several styles, the most promising of which is called False. False hides its true message in tiny letters scattered inside big letters. In theory, text scanners would only pick up the big letters, and thus nonsense […]

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NSA scandal: agents snoop on their exes, make mistakes (and we called it)

The latest NSA scandal news is that government analysts used surveillance tools to spy on their exes, violated privacy rules, and made literally thousands of data-related mistakes each year. This shouldn’t surprise anyone. People aren’t perfect, and when you tempt them with enormous amounts of personal data, some of them will dip into it. In […]

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Can you trust the little people running big surveillance?

The news about the NSA’s widespread surveillance has unleashed a firestorm of well-deserved anger. Americans are trying to process what NSA spying means for them and how they can take action, but there’s also a palpable feeling of hopelessness, as if these big, faceless agencies have set in motion surveillance machinery that cannot be stopped […]

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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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A collection of NSA memes and crowd-driven activism

Sometimes the best way to explain a complicated, sweeping violation of people’s civil rights is through a stupid picture with some words on it. In that case, we’ve got you covered for the NSA, PRISM, Edward Snowden, and overall surveillance fiasco of the past week and ongoing. We also want to point out two crowd-driven […]

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