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Browse Anonymously with a DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/TOR Router  30 January 2015 
Source: Make - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Surf the Internet securely with your very own portable WiFi VPN/TOR router. You can configure a Raspberry Pi with Linux and some extra software to connect to a VPN server of your choice. The VPN connection encrypts your internet traffic so that hackers and spies can’t figure out what web sites you are visiting, and the web sites you are visiting can’t tell which computer you are surfing from.
 
Activist pulls off clever Wi-Fi honeypot to protest surveillance state  15 January 2015 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Alex   
The chairman of the youth wing of the Swedish Pirate Party successfully fooled attendees at a major Swedish security and defense conference into connecting to an open Wi-Fi network that he controlled—as a way to protest mass digital surveillance.
 
New Snowden Documents Reveal That The NSA Can’t Hack Everyone  31 December 2014 
Source: ThinkProgress - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new wave of U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) document leaks show the agency wasn’t able to spy on everyone thanks to some encryption tools several programs use that successfully thwart digital espionage.
 
Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters [TED video]  29 December 2014 
Source: Singularity Weblog - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In some ways it may be fair to say that 2014 was the year when issues of survaillance and privacy became a huge part of our public discourse. And so I thought that re-posting this fantastic TED video by Glenn Greenwald on Why Privacy Matters is rather appropriate.
 
Exploits for dangerous network time protocol vulnerabilities  22 December 2014 
Source: IT Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Remote code execution vulnerabilities in the standard implementation of the network time protocol (NTP) can be exploited by attackers to compromise servers, embedded devices and even critical infrastructure systems that run UNIX-like operating systems.
 
Tor exit nodes face unusual activity, is Tor being raided or under hack attack?  22 December 2014 
Source: TechWorm - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Thomas White (@CthulhuSec) warned users to steer clear of his Tor servers after he lost control following what he’s called “unusual activity.” In a post on Tor mailing list Thomas said,”I have now lost control of all servers under the ISP and my account has been suspended.” The entire signed message is given below :
 
FISC Approves 90-Day Extension of Section 215 Surveillance Authority  09 December 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has authorized a 90-day extension to the Section 215 bulk telephone collection program used by the National Security Agency, giving the agency through the end of February to run the program in the absence of legislation establishing a new authority.
 
Five great browser add-ins to protect your privacy  03 December 2014 
Source: IT World - Posted by Alex   
Want to help make sure your privacy is protected when browsing the Web, sending messages on social network services, and more? Then try out these five great browser add-ins.
 
Web Site Security Certificates Soon To Be Free and Easy  19 November 2014 
Source: Top Tech News - Posted by Alex   
Browsing the Web could be made a lot more secure Relevant Products/Services if sites used the HTTPS encryption protocol instead of HTTP, but installing the security Relevant Products/Services certificates that enable this has generally been difficult, time-consuming and sometimes costly as well.
 
EFF Calls Out ISPs Modifying STARTTLS Encryption Commands  13 November 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As Net Neutrality debates swirl, privacy advocates at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and VPN provider Golden Frog have gone public with a Federal Communications Commission filing that got more attention for accusations that Verizon FIOS customers were having their Netflix streaming service throttled back.
 
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