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EFF, ACLU, Other NGOs Urging U.N. to Create Privacy Watchdog  06 March 2015 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A coalition of 63 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world are calling on national governments to support the establishment of a special rapporteur on the right to privacy within the United Nations.
 
Snowden: Spy Agencies ‘Screwed All of Us’ in Hacking Crypto Keys  26 February 2015 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden didn’t mince words during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Monday when he said the NSA and the British spy agency GCHQ had “screwed all of us” when it hacked into the Dutch firm Gemalto to steal cryptographic keys used in billions of mobile SIM cards worldwide.
 
Update: Superfish is the Real End of SSL  25 February 2015 
Source: Security Ledger - Posted by Dave Wreski   
In-brief: Outrage over Lenovo’s promotion of privacy busting adware continued to grow amid lawsuits and more spying revelations. The big question: is this the final – final straw for the beleaguered Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology? (Updated to add comment from Kevin Bocek of Venafi.)
 
Research: 84 percent more concerned about security and privacy in 2015  23 February 2015 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Alex   
Security and privacy are top concerns for many IT professionals, and it's especially relevant now, after 2014's highly publicized data breaches. Because of the constant concerns about security and privacy, Tech Pro Research, ZDNet's premium content sister site, conducted a new survey on the topic and compared the results back to a previous survey from 2013.
 
Some notes on SuperFish  20 February 2015 
Source: Errata Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
 
Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware  19 February 2015 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Lenovo is in hot water after being caught intentionally shipping laptops with software that steals web traffic using man-in-the-middle attacks.
 
Your HDDs were RIDDLED with NSA SPYWARE for YEARS  17 February 2015 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has infected hard disk firmware with spyware in a campaign valued as highly as Stuxnet that dates back at least 14 years and possibly up to two decades, according to an analysis by Kaspersky Labs.
 
California Introduces Bill To Ban Warrantless Spying  10 February 2015 
Posted by Alex   
Backed by a number of tech companies, California is eyeing state legislation to protect Relevant Products/Services its citizens from warrantless government surveillance of e-mails, text messages and cellphone communications. The proposed legislation is being backed by state senators Mark Leno, a Democrat, and Joel Anderson, a Republican.
 
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.
 
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