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4.6 Million Snapchat Phone Numbers And Usernames Leaked Due To Privacy Breach

According to Snapchat company’s CEO, over 400 million “snaps” are sent everyday using the app. While the service was certainly making its way up the ranks, it has all come to a grinding halt thanks to…

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Spain Data Protection Watchdog Fines Google

Looks like Google is in trouble again After six months of legal drama, Google is set to be fined €900,000 Euro or $1.38 million in regards to serious violations of users’ privacy.  The Spanish Data Protection…

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BitTorrent’s Peer-To-Peer Chat Will Help Protect Your Identity

Privacy concerns easily made the biggest headlines this year, with NSA spying and well… every other government also spying on everyone else pretty much all the time, security breaches at major companies that effected millions of…

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Verizon To Disclose Government Requests For Customer Data

Verizon is getting ready to release a detailed report twice a year in regards to the number of law enforcement requests they get for their customers data in the US and aboard. The first of these…

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Hackers Hit The Washington Post’s Severs

For the second time in three years The Washington Post’s servers have been hacked, with hackers gaining access to employee usernames and passwords. The Washington Post suspects that the hacker or hackers may be from anywhere…

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Petition Urging Twitter To Rethink Blocking Policy

On Thursday Twitter changed their privacy policy, making it possible for blocked users to follow the blocker who in turn can no longer see any “Tweet” activity by the blockee. Since these changes rolled out an…

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Helpful Privacy Tools For Android 4.3+

Wanting to run apps on your Android smartphone but worried about your privacy? Well good news, Android Operating Systems 4.3 and higher will now let you install apps while denying some apps’ attempts to collect your…

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NSA and GCHQ Agencies Allegedly Spying On Online Games

There is no escaping the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) from spying you, not even in games it appears. The NSA and GCHQ have “MMORPG Agents” infiltrated in World of Warcraft…

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User Location Shared To Advertisers With The Help Of An Android Flashlight App

People nowadays depend on smartphones in their daily life, whether to check their e-mails, go on social media applications or even pay directly with them. That’s why most of this information is encrypted or it’s done…

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Interworks Unlimited Announces The Xbox One Privacy Cover For Kinect 2

Interworks Unlimited have announced the InterWorks Unlimited Xbox One Privacy Cover accessory for the Kinect 2. The designer’s first peripheral in a line up for Xbox One, the InterWorks Unlimited Xbox One Privacy Cover features a…

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Mozilla’s Lightbeam Browser Extension Allows Internet Users To Track Trackers

Mozilla recently unveiled a new browser extension called Lightbeam. Lightbeam is a browser extension which allows internet users to see exactly who’s tracking their internet usage and Mozilla claims it will “illuminate the inner workings of the…

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Lavabit Encryption Key Ruling By U.S Government Is Unconstitutional State Attorneys

When the FBI demanded that Lavabit hand over the site’s SSL keys so they could access all user data the site owner Ladar Levison refused to cooperate and faced legal action as a result. Since the…

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Facebook Changes Privacy Settings To Make All Users Searchable

Facebook has been through numerous changes in the last few years – some that pleases its users, and a number of which don’t. In their latest move, a change has been made to the privacy settings…

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6 Major Concerns about Privacy & Security Among US Citizens

Perhaps all the increasing discussions and ramifications about the NSA have prompted your concern, or maybe you’ve noticed that when you search for something, email a friend about a topic, or send an IM, you’re suddenly…

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FISA Court Orders U.S Government To Review Secretive NSA Surveillance Rules

According to an RT report the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has served an order on the current U.S government to move forward with the declassification of legal documents and court opinions relating to the…

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American Congress Could Rein In NSA’s Domestic Surveillance

James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, believes that the American Congress could soon amend or even halt the domestic surveillance programs of the NSA according to the Washington Times. “It’s very clear that — to…

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Google Faces Fresh New Lawsuit Over Gmail Scanning Saga

The Herald Sun reports that Google is facing another lawsuit because of the way it scans the content of emails received by its Gmail users. Google does this so that it may more effectively calculate and…

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New Legislation Aims To Prohibit NSA Encryption Back Doors

The New York Times reports that a Republican Senator, Rush D Holt, is trying to introduce legislation that would prevent the NSA from installing back doors into encryption. Holt believes that the NSA has overstepped its…

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Swedish Politicians Express Concern Over Reports Of Connections With NSA

RT reports that Swedish politicians have come forward to express concerns over public allegations that the Swedish government has been cooperating extensively with the NSA and GCHQ. Sweden’s Green Party IT policy spokeswoman stated that: “It’s…

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Restore The Fourth Plan New Protest For October 26th

If you live in the USA and are worried about your online privacy and data protection rights then chances are that you’ve already heard of the civil activist movement Restore the Fourth. The Restore the Fourth…

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Yahoo Concerned About NSA Encryption Revelations

Yahoo has addressed recent revelations that the NSA and the GCHQ are both capable of getting around encryption. The revelations coming from the New York Times and the Guardian, sourcing from the Snowden files, essentially stated…

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Edward Snowden Gets Whistleblower Award In Germany

Over in Germany the Whistleblower award jury has decided to award Edward Snowden with the prestigious title for his efforts in revealing the mass surveillance of the NSA. The jury is formed of members from the Association…

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Microsoft Sues NSA For Permission To Disclose More Data

Microsoft has announced that it is making another push for transparency against the NSA. It claims that lawsuits filed against the U.S government have been totally ignored and despite extending the deadline six times and being…

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Anonymous Targets New Zealand’s GCSB in #OpKiwiFreedom

Anonymous are continuing their campaign against the New Zealand government. The new campaign #OpKiwiFreedom is fighting against the recently passed GCSB bill which essentially authorises the government to spy on its citizens, more so than it…

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NSA Officers Exploit System To Spy On Their Partners

A report by the Wall Street Journal has revealed that NSA officers have exploited the NSA surveillance system to spy on their partners. The practice apparently isn’t common, but there have been a handful of cases…

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FISA Court Believed NSA Spying Was Unconstitutional As Far Back As 2011

According to declassified documents revealed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation the USA’s FISA court found that NSA spying had been unconstitutional since 2011. Three years after congress authorized the surveillance the FISA court found that the…

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Microsoft Moves Cloud Hosting To EU For New Office 365 Member

Microsoft has just teamed up with the corporation Capita to offer them the Office 365 service according to the Channel. The deal will see Microsoft host all employee emails and some 20,000 staff will be migrated…