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Snowden Documentary Citizenfour Now Streaming Online for Free

Citizenfour, the Academy Award-winning documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, has been made available for online streaming, free of charge. The film is being hosted by Thought Maybe, a website that aims to tackle “issues surrounding…

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Privacy International Will Find Out if GCHQ Spied On You

Privacy International, one of the human rights groups that brought a case against UK intelligence agency GCHQ for unlawful surveillance, has launched a new campaign to enquire on your behalf as to whether you were illegally…

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Samsung’s Smart TV T&Cs Look Like They’re Straight Out of ‘1984’

The terms and conditions of Samsung’s Smart TV’s voice control capabilities have caused a bit of an uproar on the web. An image comparing one section of those terms to a piece from George Orwell’s ‘1984’…

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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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Leaked NSA Documents Suggest Skype Traffic Surveillance

Leaked documents from the US National Security Agency (NSA), provided by Edward Snowden and published on Sunday by German newspaper Der Spiegel, show that the NSA has full access to traffic over Skype. That includes voice…

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Kim Dotcom to Launch Secure Video Chat Service

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has announced plans to release an encrypted, in-browser video chat service through his Twitter account. The service, called MegaChat, will also integrate high-speed transfer of large files, through Dotcom’s Mega sharing software. Mega…

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WhatsApp Introduces End-to-End Encryption

In a move applauded by privacy advocates, instant messaging service WhatsApp is introducing end-to-end encryption of user data on Android devices, meaning that any messages sent through the app cannot be decrypted by anyone, making it…