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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.
 
Definitely deleted: How to guarantee your data is truly gone before recycling old PCs and drives  19 May 2014 
Source: IT World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Deleted files can often be recovered, and that's a problem when you're passing your PC or PC-related tech along to someone else. Whether it's sensitive financial data, business documents, or scandalous photos that could be used to blackmail you, you probably don't want people getting their hands on your private stuff.
 
Tails 1.0: A bootable Linux distro that protects your privacy  13 May 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
These days, it seems as though anyone who uses the Internet is a tasty morsel for insatiable data thieves. Marketers, governments, criminals and random snoops won't be satisfied until they can snarf whatever information they want about us at any time.
 
Correspondence Between the NSA and Google Leaked  08 May 2014 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Alex   
Al Jazeera is reporting on leaked emails (not leaked by Snowden, but by someone else) detailing close ties between the NSA and Google. There are no smoking guns in the correspondence -- and the Al Jazeera article makes more of the e-mails than I think is there -- but it does show a closer relationship than either side has admitted to before.
 
Emails shed light on Google's work with NSA  07 May 2014 
Source: Computer World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Two sets of emails obtained by Al Jazeera America under a Freedom of Information Act request suggest that Google's cooperation with the National Security Agency (NSA) may have been less coerced than the company has let on.
 
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