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CIA joins social media, is immediately trolled
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Though the US Central Intelligence Agency may use Facebook, Twitter, and the like to keep tabs on targets of interest, the spy agency has only now officially joined social media--a move hastened by an imposter who was using the agency's name online. ...[Read more]
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Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers
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The NSA has been covertly implanting interception tools in US servers heading overseas – even though the US government has warned against using Chinese technology for the same reasons, says Glenn Greenwald, in an extract from his new book about the S ...[Read more]
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Internet Explorer users risk having their computers taken over
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The major security flaw affecting several versions of Microsoft'€™s Internet Explorer web browser affects a staggering amount of computer users. The exploit allows attackers to be able to take total control of the IE users' computers. When all vulnerabl ...[Read more]
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A Study of 250 million Facebook Users Reveals the Web Isn’t As Polarized As We Thought
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Today, Facebook is publishing a study that disproves some hoary conventional wisdom about the Web. According to this new research, the online echo chamber doesn’t exist, and we are not as polarized as they thought. ...[Read more]
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Social media: Weapon of PsyWar & you’re the target
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For centuries the most powerful intelligence gathering service on the planet was the Catholic rite of ‘confession’, where millions of people told vital info to the Pope on guilty acts which could then be used to blackmail them and their co-sinners. Bu ...[Read more]
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Microsoft caught peeking into their users’ inbox
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If you're hiding something from Microsoft, you'd better not put it on Hotmail. It came out yesterday that the company had read through a user's inbox as part of an internal leak investigation. Microsoft has spent today in damage-control mode, changing its ...[Read more]
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Kickstarter funding brings ‘Veronica Mars’ movie to life
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Seven years after TV show was taken off-air, the "Veronica Mars" movie debuts on Friday thanks to crowd funding service Kickstarter. Over 90,000 fans of the "Veronica Mars" TV show, which aired from 2004-2007, opened up their check books to the tune of $5 ...[Read more]
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Google: Western governments increasingly indulge in online censorship
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Governments not widely blamed for censorship are increasingly asking Google to remove political content from its services, the company said as it released its bi-annual transparency report. The IT giant has been publishing data on how and why they have b ...[Read more]
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Uncommon Sense: The Silencing of Maya
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Eleven weeks ago I wrote about a lawsuit that posed a threat to my daughter ...[Read more]
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SOPA opponents release Digital Bill of Rights
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Two leading opponents of SOPA are taking their fight for Internet freedoms to a whole new level. This time a team of bi-partisan lawmakers are offering a Digital Bill of Rights to help ensure that Americans continue to have an open Internet. ...[Read more]
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US detains, interrogates crypted chat developer – asks about the censorship resistance of the software
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The developer, Nadim Kobeissi of Montreal, was detained at the US-Canada border on Wednesday, he tweeted. PrivacySOS has posted the relevant tweets here. Here's what Kobeissi said about the ordeal: Out of my 4 DHS interrogations in the past 3 weeks, it ...[Read more]
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