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Apple Designing Servers In-House to Prevent Snooping

With the amount of sensitive information stored on their servers, cloud providers take security very seriously. However, many cloud services actually use third-party servers like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure to run their platform. Even for those…

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For One Day Ads Will Be Replaced By Anti-Censorship Messages

We all enjoy browsing the internet, viewing all your favourite sites and then suddenly you find a pop up appear advertising a new product that you “must buy” or a new game that you even get…

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Snowden Speaks Out Regarding FBI’s Claim It Needs Apple To Unlock iPhone

Apple is currently under a lot of pressure from the US government, with the FBI looking to “request” their help in unlocking an iPhone. The problem people find is that the FBI are requesting Apple do…

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NSA and GCHQ Worked Together to Hack Juniper Firewalls

Spies from the UK intelligence services worked with the US National Security Agency to hack firewalls developed by top internet security firm Juniper Networks, according to documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. GCHQ, wanting to crack…

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Government Officials Blame Snowden Leaks for Paris Attacks

In the wake of the tragic and devastating attacks in Paris last week, many questioned why the authorities were unable to predict and stop the attacks. In fact, despite the wide-ranging and intrusive surveillance systems in place, the…

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Edward Snowden Explains Why he Supports Ad-Blockers

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower-turned-press freedom advocate exiled in Russia after leaking NSA documents that demonstrated the terrifying scope of its mass surveillance program, has publicly endorsed ad-blocking software and has encouraged every internet user to employ…

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Edward Snowden Joins Twitter – Only Follows NSA

“Can you hear me now?” The stark words of Edward Snowdens first tweet as he joins social media platform Twitter. The account went live recently, gaining 160,000 followers in less than an hour, a number that…

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Snowden Files Cracked: Identities of US and UK Spies Revealed

Edward Snowden is a famous name in almost every house, his action was revealing the level of information and actions completed to get that information for US agencies, actions which he believed and has since been…

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Metadata Spying Not Covered by the Patriot Act

Edward Snowden. A name that is known in most households, the guy that blew the whistle on the giant listening and surveillance operations being run out of America. However one of these operations, observing and collecting metadata,…

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Hollywood Wants Exception to Net Neutrality Rules to Fight Pirates

Hollywood thinks it’s special, and can play by its own rulebook in its fight against online piracy, so the latest move by the Motion Picture Association (MPA) to bypass Brazil’s “Internet Constitution” – essentially the country’s…

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Donating to Snowden Now Illegal in the US; Guilty Parties Can Have Assets Seized

The White House has issued an emergency executive order that effectively prevents US citizens from donating money to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for fear of having their assets seized. The order is designed to choke funds…

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Tim Cook Praises Snowden, Responds to Questions About Apple Car

In case you hadn’t noticed, Apple’s Tim Cook has been on a global tour recently, visiting many places in Europe, including Germany and the UK, as well as other countries such as Israel. In Germany, he…

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Snowden Regrets Not Leaking Sooner

On Monday, whistleblower Edward Snowden held an AMA (As Me Anything) on reddit, during which he revealed that he wished he’d leaked details of the NSA’s spying programs sooner. When asked what his regrets regarding the…

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Snowden: US and UK Spies Hacked SIM Card Manufacturer

It’s been reported that spies from both the UK and the US hacked into a SIM card company. The information, once again coming from Edward Snowden, details efforts to steal codes that allowed the spies to eavesdrop…

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GCHQ Breached Human Rights with Mass Internet Surveillance, Rules Court

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), Britain’s most secretive court, has ruled that British intelligence operations regarding internet mass surveillance were unlawful. GCHQ, the UK’s intelligence and security agency, has been found in breach of human rights…

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Spying Will Get ‘Ethically Worse’ if Unbreakable Encryption is Allowed

Sir David Omand, former head of British intelligence organisation GCHQ, warns that if end-to-end encryption is permitted, that methods of spying will become “ethically worse” to compensate. Ormand said, “One of the results of Snowden is…

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Snowden: GCHQ Hacked Journalist Emails

New information is continually being leaked by Edward Snowden and today is no exception. It appears that the British GCHQ hacked over 70,000 emails belonging to journalists. The emails of journalists at the BBC, Le Monde, The New York Times and The Washington…

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Snowden Documents Reveal How GCHQ Tracked iPhones, in 2010

New information is continually being leaked by Edward Snowden and today is no exception. He’s revealed how the British GCHQ managed to track iPhones in 2010, using a system Apple has since deprecated. Der Spiegel says…

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Now Your Presentations Can Look As Bad As The NSA’s

Most have us under a certain age were lectured in school on how to produce a decent presentation – not to write too much content on one slide, not to use so many zany fonts and…

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Spying Techniques Exposed by Snowden Deemed Lawful by UK Watchdog

Since Edward Snowden leaked details of ethically-questionable spying techniques used by three UK intelligence agencies last year, civil rights groups such as Anmesty International and the American Civil Liberties Union declared the techniques incompatible with the…

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UK and US Said to be Behind ‘Regin’ Malware

Yesterday we reported on Regin, a new piece of malware, said to be one of “the most sophisticated” pieces of malicious software ever seen. Well today, experts have come out to suggest that the software may have…

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Snowden Granted a 3 Year Residence Permit in Russia

Looks like legendary whistle blower Edward Snowden will be kicking it Russian style for a good while longer, as his lawyer reveals that he has just received a residence permit which will allow him to stay…

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Edward Snowden Plans on Working with Russia to Develop Anti-Spy Technology

Following his calling to hackers all over the world and instigating them to work on anti-spyware technology, ex-NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, has now stated that he will be working with Russia in order to develop anti-surveillance…

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Edward Snowden Can “Live” With Idea He Could Be Sent to Gitmo

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said he could live with himself if he returned to the United States and was sent to Guantanamo Bay. Snowden said the comments during a recent interview with The Guardian, as…

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Collecting Nude Photos a “Fringe Benefit” for NSA Employees, Says Snowden

Edward Snowden is back once again with his catalogue of “you’ll never guess what the NSA are doing” quotes. This time revealing that nude photos which were intercepted by the NSA are often passed around the offices…

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All Snowden Files Rumored To Be Published in July

Multiple tweets from the digital library site Cryptome indicates that further, if not all, of Edward Snowden’s NSA files will be published later on this month. Vague ‘predictions’ on the site indicate that “during July all…

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Sobieski Vodka Banking on Edward Snowden’s Notoriety to Help Sell Vodka

Polish distiller Sobieski Vodka is using former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s international notoriety in its latest marketing campaign. Advertisements aimed at the United States has the following slogan: “Why Edward Snowden wishes he’d sought asylum in…