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Privacy

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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The government is spying on US Verizon users

A huge privacy story broke today on The Guardian, revealing that the FBI and NSA are collecting all call information from Verizon users in the US. This is blanket surveillance that affects everyone, regardless of whether they’re suspected of any wrongdoing. Odds are extremely high that this is happening for other wireless providers too. Almost […]

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Will Google Glass be the next big privacy violation?

The media and social buzz surrounding Google Glass has reached a fever pitch after Google recently released a video on YouTube showcasing its capabilities. Glass is one of Google’s newest creations about to make its way into the mainstream. The glasses are essentially a heads-up display running the Android operating system. Users will use voice […]

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How to choose a VPN that actually protects your privacy

The following post is from iVPN’s head of business development Christopher Reynolds. IVPN is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) provider and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) member that’s dedicated to protecting user privacy.  Make no mistake: we’re in the midst of an upheaval when it comes to online surveillance laws. From the US to Australia, western […]

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Drones used in LA killer cop manhunt

LA police added an unusual tool to their arsenal in tracking LA cop Christopher Dorner: drones. Law enforcement has used the small, unmanned flying machines before, but this is the highest-profile case yet. A police source told Britain’s Daily Express that “The thermal imaging cameras the drones use may be our only hope of finding […]

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