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Egypt Blocks Facebook’s Internet Service After Being Denied The Ability To Spy On Users

Facebook have been keen on allowing countries access to Free Basics, their low-cost internet system designed at giving people the ability to create a Facebook account and access a limited number of sites at no cost.…

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SpotCam Announces HD Eva Wi-Fi Camera with Free Cloud Recording

Monitoring your home while you are away can be both tricky to setup and manage as well as get quite expensive depending on your needs, but there are simple solutions too. One of those simple solutions…

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Sea Drone to Patrol World’s Largest Marine Reserve

There is no doubt that policing 834,000 square kilometers of sea is no easy task. It could be about to get a lot harder for illegal fishermen to slip through undetected thanks to a new two-part ocean-going…

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Russia Request Permission to Fly Spy Plane Over the US

Today Russia requested permission to allow an advanced surveillance plane with advanced electro-optical imaging sensors to fly over the US. The request is valid as both Russia and the US are signatories of the Open Skies…

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Camera Attached To A Utility Poll Used To Spy On Suspects

While they work to enforce the law, recently they have come into conflicts with it when technology was used in new ways. From the use of mobile interception technologies, like the Stingray, to the watching people’s online…

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Snoopers Charter Could Have Harmful Effect on Smaller Businesses

Previously we’ve reported on the Snooper Charter (the official name of which is the Investigatory Power Bill). The focus for the snooper charter has been on large companies, with groups like Facebook and Microsoft coming out with some observations…

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‘Snooper Charter’ Causes Issues With Google, Microsoft, Twitter And Others

The Investigatory Powers Bill (IP Bill for short) goes by another name, the Snooper Charter. The bill is aimed to help extend and update the government’s legislation surrounding their surveillance powers, this extension though is gaining…

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Manhattan District Attorney Attacks Apple’s Encryption Policy

Cyrus R. Vance, the District Attorney of Manhattan, has launched a scathing attack on Apple after CEO Tim Cook said that the company would resist any attempts by the US government to circumvent its user’s privacy,…

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FBI Admits Use of Zero-Day Exploits and Stingrays

In a profile of Amy Hess, the FBI’s executive assistant director for science and technology and overseer of the bureau’s Operational Technology Division, conducted by the Washington Post in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings,…

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NSA Kept E-Mail Metadata Program After Claiming it Ended in 2011

Following the massive leak of surveillance data by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013, it was revealed that the US National Security Agency (NSA – its headquarters pictured above) had been collecting e-mail metadata as part of…

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Carnegie Mellon University Responds to Allegations it Took $1m to Take Down Tor

Last week, The Onion Router team claimed that Carnegie Mellon University had taken $1 million from the FBI to compromise its Tor browser. The University has now spoken out about the allegations, with a statement denying…

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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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Paris Attackers Allegedly Used PS4s and PSN to Communicate

In a development that is likely to place more pressure on the technology sector, reports are coming out that the perpetrators of the recent Paris attacks used Sony PS4s to communicate and coordinate their attack. This comes…

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Full Scope of UK’s Worrying Surveillance Bill Revealed

The UK Home Secretary, Conservative MP Theresa May, has outlined the full scope of the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill. The bill, which has been teased by both May and UK Prime Minister David Cameron as a…

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UK Police to be Granted Powers to View Your Internet History

UK Police will be granted the power to view the internet history of every person in the country under new plans proposed by Tory Home Secretary Theresa May. On Wednesday, May will announce the Conservative Government’s…

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WD Purple 6TB Surveillance Hard Drive RAID Review

Introduction We have already had the pleasure to see how WD’s 6TB Purple surveillance hard disk performed in our previous review, but WD was kind enough to provide us with two of these drives and thereby…

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Controversial CISA Cybersecurity Bill Passed by US Senate

The CISA bill that allows the US Government to collect personal data without a warrant has been voted in by the Senate by 74 votes to 21, and without amendments that would protect the privacy rights…

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WD Purple 6TB Surveillance Hard Drive Review

Introduction In today’s review, I am taking a look at a mechanical hard disk, but it isn’t one that is intended for your desktop system. Western Digital created their Purple line of hard disk drives to…

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ASUSTOR Adds Compatibility for All PLANET’s IP Cameras

ASUSTOR partnered up with PLANET to Create an even better cloud surveillance solution. ASUSTOR added compatibility for all of PLANET’s IP camera models, giving users that utilize the Surveillance Station functionality to turn their NAS into an…

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MI5 Boss Poses New Threat to UK Encryption

Andrew Parker, Director-General of MI5, the UK’s domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, has joined Prime Minister David Cameron in calling for a ban on end-to-end encryption to make its surveillance efforts easier. According to Parker, online…

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Retweeting ISIS Could Land You In Jail In The US

This story is compelling for a number of reasons which include the potential ramifications, the FBI considers retweets as endorsements with the emphases squarely pointed at those containing IS statements. This theory has been proven again…

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Western Digital Announced MyCloud OS 3 and Adds Arcus Surveillance Software

Western Digital has a great line-up of NAS devices that already come with a lot of good features and plenty of functionality, we’ve seen that for ourselves recently in the review of the WD EX4100 NAS.…

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UN Expert Calls UK Surveillance “Worse Than 1984”

The new Special Rapporteur on Privacy for the United Nations, Joseph Cannataci, has branded the UK surveillance state “a rather bad joke at its citizen’s expense” that is “worse” than the dystopian vision of the future…

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Hacking team and Boeing Built a Surveillance Drone

The hack of Hacking team was hilarious but serious at the same time, to contemplate a freelance company hell-bent on hacking any target for a variety of employers seemed, well not surprising, but certainly a disappointing…

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Hacking Team’s Rootkit Can Survive Hard Drive Scrubbing

Investigations by Trend Mirco have uncovered that the now-infamous spyware distributed by Italian surveillance outfit Hacking Team can survive the scrubbing or removal of a hard drive. Trend Mirco has revealed that the Remote Control System,…

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Android News App Used to Distribute Hacking Team’s Spyware

The massive (and wonderful) data theft from Hacking Team has revealed that Italian spyware maker was using a fake Android app as a backdoor method of distribution for its Remote Control System. The app, BeNews, which…

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US Army and Law Enforcement Found Purchasing Italian Spyware

Leaked documents have revealed that US law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and DEA, and the US Army have been using an Italian-made spyware package to remotely control people’s computers, while also using it to monitor…