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What I Learned from Edward Snowden at the Hacker Conference  25 July 2014 
Source: Motherboard - Posted by Anthony Pell   
It was 1 PM last Saturday and Edward Snowden was about to be televised. His audience was the crowd at the Hackers On Planet Earth conference, a group of people no one would ever mistake for attendees at a political convention. Amid the sea of black clothing were many unconventional fashion statements: purple bandanas and balloon pants, and tartan kilts, and white robes, and green hair.
 
Edward Snowden Calls on Hackers to Help Whistleblowers Leak More Secrets  21 July 2014 
Source: Mashable - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Edward Snowden made an impassioned call on Saturday for hackers and technologists to help would-be whistleblowers spill more government secrets.
 
The Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the Worldís Spy Agencies  08 July 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
During his last six years working as an elite security researcher for Google, the hacker known as Morgan Mayhem spent his nights and weekends hunting down the malware used to spy on vulnerable targets like human rights activists and political dissidents.
 
How Traffic Shaping Can Help the NSA Evade Legal Oversight  02 July 2014 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
New research paper on how the NSA can evade legal prohibitions against collecting Internet data and metadata on Americans by forcing domestic traffic to leave and return to the US. The general technique is called "traffic shaping," and has legitimate uses in network management.
 
Privacy-focused Blackphone starts shipping to early adopters  30 June 2014 
Source: IT World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The wait is almost over for early adopters of Blackphone, an Android-based smartphone that promises enhanced privacy and security.
 
Google Glass Snoopers Can Steal Your Passcode With a Glance  24 June 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The odds are you canít make out the PIN of that guy with the sun glaring obliquely off his iPadís screen across the coffee shop. But if heís wearing Google Glass or a smartwatch, he probably can see yours.
 
How to Anonymize Everything You Do Online  17 June 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
One year after the first revelations of Edward Snowden, cryptography has shifted from an obscure branch of computer science to an almost mainstream notion: Itís possible, user privacy groups and a growing industry of crypto-focused companies tell us, to encrypt everything from emails to IMs to a gif of a motorcycle jumping over a plane.
 
New Ruling Shows the NSA Canít Legally Justify Its Phone Spying Anymore  13 June 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals said no this week to tracking your movements using data from your cell phone without a warrant when it declared that this information is constitutionally protected.
 
Several Governments Have Backdoor Access to Phone Networks, Says Vodafone  06 June 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
An undisclosed number of countries have direct backdoor access to the communications passing through the network of telecommunications giant Vodafone, without needing to obtain a warrant, according to a new transparency report released by the company.
 
Greenwald to publish list of U.S. citizens NSA spied on  29 May 2014 
Source: Washington Times - Posted by Alex   
Glenn Greenwald, one of the reporters who chronicled the document dump by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden via the U.K. press, now said heís set to publish his most dramatic piece yet: The names of those in the United States targeted by the NSA.
 
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