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  • 27-08-2017: China's new wave of Internet censorship: name verification for online commenting.  [HardOCP]  [The Diplomat]  [The Register]
  • 24-08-2017: Why it’s still a bad idea to post or trash your airline boarding pass.  [Krebs]
  • 23-08-2017: How Google is secretly recording you.  [NZ Herald]
  • 19-08-2017: Apple may be making moves to make phones harder for police to get into.  [FStoppers]
  • 13-08-2017: Algorithm shows the data you give away when clicking suggested links.  [Engadget]
  • 11-08-2017: How secure are your messages.  [HardOCP]  [BYU News]
  • 03-08-2017: 'Incognito Mode' is not as private as you think.  [Lifehacker]
  • 31-07-2017: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: crypto ban won't help trap terrorists.  [The Register]
  • 30-07-2017: VPNs are now banned in Russia.  [HardOCP]  [Reuters]  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [BBC News]  [The Verge]
  • 28-07-2017: Is your VPN lying to you?  [Engadget]
  • 26-07-2017: Spies, cops don't need to crack WhatsApp: they'll just hack your smartphone.  [The Register]
  • 25-07-2017: Alternatives to government-mandated encryption backdoors.  [Schneier]  [Scribd]  [Lawfare]
  • 24-07-2017: China crams spyware on phones in Muslim-majority province.  [The Register]
  • 18-07-2017: Google's new-look transparency report.  [Google Blog]
  • 18-07-2017: China blocks WhatsApp users from sending photos and video.  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [The Verge]  [The Register]  [BBC News, BBC News]
  • 17-07-2017: Telegram to block terror channels after Indonesian ban.  [BBC News]  [The Verge]
  • 13-07-2017: New German law encourages censorship.  [Russ White]  [CDT]
  • 11-07-2017: China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018.  [ExtremeTech]  [The Register]  [HardOCP]  [Bloomberg]
    • 12-07-2017: China tells carriers to block access to personal VPNs by February.  [HardOCP]  [Bloomberg]
    • 12-07-2017: New Chinese Internet clampdown hurts business, U.S. group says.  [DC Knowledge]
    • 13-07-2017: China might not block personal VPNs after all.  [Engadget]
    • 29-07-2017: Apple pulls VPN apps following China crackdown.  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [Stuff]  [BBC News]
    • 01-08-2017: Tim Cook justifies removing VPN apps in China, claiming Apple was only following the law.  [The Verge]
    • 02-08-2017: Apple caved to China, just like almost every other tech giant.  [Wired]
    • 10-08-2017: China's VPN developers face crackdown.  [BBC News]
    • 17-08-2017: China cracks down on VPN vendors.  [BBC News]
    • 05-09-2017: China crackdown: VPN vendor gets prison.  [The Register]  [BBC News]
  • 10-07-2017: China is said to close major hole in its Great Internet Firewall.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 27-06-2017: Encrypted chat app Telegram warned by Russian regulator: 'comply or goodbye'.  [The Register]
    • 28-06-2017: Telegram will register with Russia but won't share secure data.  [Engadget]  [BBC News]
  • 26-06-2017: Crypto War 3: Five Eyes and G20 nations plan renewed assault on encryption.  [THG]
  • 20-06-2017: Mexico 'spied on journalists, lawyers and activists'.  [BBC News]
  • 19-06-2017: Backdoor backlash: European Parliament wants better privacy.  [The Register]
  • 18-06-2017: How to browse the web and leave no trace.  [Gizmodo]
  • 16-06-2017: Governments breaking encryption still a bad idea.  [NZ Herald]
  • 15-06-2017: Germany looking to introduce anti-encryption laws.  [The Register]
  • 14-06-2017: Tails OS hits version 3.0, matches Debian's pace but bins 32-bit systems.  [The Register]  [THG]
  • 09-06-2017: Tor Browser 7.0 works harder to protect your anonymity on its own.  [Engadget]
  • 09-06-2017: Afrinic shuts down IP address shutdown over internet shutdowns.  [The Register]
  • 08-06-2017: All the ways Facebook tracks you.  [Gizmodo]
  • 07-06-2017: Surveillance intermediaries.  [Schneier]
  • 01-06-2017: Passwords at the border.  [Schneier]  [EFF PDF]
  • 01-06-2017: How to clean up your social media presence.  [Lifehacker]
  • 30-05-2017: Defend yourself against ISP tracking in an Trump-era free-for-all.  [The Register]
  • 28-05-2017: How to spring clean your digital clutter to protect yourself.  [Wired]
  • 26-05-2017: Theresa May wants to force tech giants to curb extremist content.  [Engadget]
  • 25-05-2017: A clever new way to protect your data at the border could also add risk.  [Wired]
  • 25-05-2017: Venezuela increases internet censorship and surveillance in crisis.  [The Register]
  • 11-05-2017: A rare look at the archives of the German secret police.  [Wired]
  • 05-05-2017: Turkish court backs censorship of Wikipedia.  [Engadget]
  • 04-05-2017: Politicians who voted to sell out your online privacy get their faces plastered on billboards.  [Gizmodo]
  • 03-05-2017: How to deal with encryption hypocrites.  [Wired]
  • 30-04-2017: Secure messaging app showdown: WhatsApp vs. Signal.  [Lifehacker]
  • 29-04-2017: Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason.  [BBC News]
  • 28-04-2017: Dark patterns: the ways websites trick us into giving up our privacy.  [Gizmodo]
  • 19-04-2017: A 10-step guide to using public WiFi.  [Network Computing]
  • 15-04-2017: Why one Republican voted to kill privacy rules: “Nobody has to use the Internet”.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]
  • 14-04-2017: Using a web ad blocker may identify you – to advertisers.  [The Register]
  • 13-04-2017: How to set up your own complete free VPN in the cloud.  [Lifehacker]
  • 12-04-2017: TCP/IP headers leak info about what you're watching on Netflix.  [The Register]  [HardOCP]  [MJKranch PDF]
  • 11-04-2017: No perfect way to protect privacy.  [Stuff]
  • 10-04-2017: How HTTPS website security is making the Internet safer from snoopers.  [Gizmodo]
  • 10-04-2017: Internet Society to G20 nations: The web must be fully encrypted.  [The Register]
  • 08-04-2017: Internet privacy explained for people who have never thought about internet privacy before.  [Gizmodo]
  • 07-04-2017: Good luck finding a safe VPN.  [Engadget]
  • 06-04-2017: Best VPN service: Private Internet Access.  [Lifehacker]
  • 06-04-2017: The biggest misconception about VPNs.  [Lifehacker]
  • 05-04-2017: Microsoft finally reveals what data Windows 10 collects from your PC.  [HardOCP]  [PCWorld]  [THG]  [ExtremeTech]
  • 04-04-2017: Sir Tim Berners-Lee stands up for end-to-end crypto.  [The Register]  [The Verge]  [ExtremeTech]  [Wired]  [Gizmodo]
    • 05-04-2017: Berners-Lee explains why you should not use a VPN.  [Stuff]
  • 31-03-2017: How not to protect your privacy online.  [Gizmodo]
  • 31-03-2017: How to hide online better than the Director of the FBI.  [Gizmodo]
  • 30-03-2017: Europe will go all in for crypto backdoors in June.  [The Register]
  • 29-03-2017: Want to protect your privacy?  Open a tab and make some noise.  [Wired]
    • 01-04-2017: Generating a bunch of 'Internet noise' isn't going to hide your browsing habits.  [Lifehacker]
  • 20-03-2017: Man jailed indefinitely for refusing to decrypt hard drives loses appeal.  [Ars Technica]  [HardOCP]  [The Register]  [BBC News]
  • 14-03-2017: Naming computers endangers privacy.  [The Register]
  • 13-03-2017: Facebook bars use of its social data for surveillance tools.  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [NZ Herald]  [Stuff]  [THG]  [BBC News]
    • 17-03-2017: Facebook's big "first step" to crack down on surveillance.  [Wired]
  • 10-03-2017: Time for journalists to encrypt everything.  [Wired]
  • 10-03-2017: Print out the EFF's border search pocket guide before you travel internationally.  [Lifehacker]  [EFF, PDF]
  • 10-03-2017: Germany surveillance: Security trumps privacy as video bill passed.  [BBC News]
  • 09-03-2017: How to stop devices spying on you.  [Stuff]
  • 03-03-2017: How to snoop-proof any phone or tablet.  [Gizmodo]
  • 02-03-2017: Mass spying isn't just intrusive, it's ineffective.  [Wired]
  • 28-02-2017: Protect your online privacy with the 5 best VPNs.  [ExtremeTech]
  • 27-02-2017: Google abandons 'End-To-End' email encryption project, invites community to take it over.  [THG]  [Wired]
  • 24-02-2017: Famed hacker Kevin Mitnick shows you how to go invisible online.  [Wired]
  • 17-02-2017: The privacy enthusiast's guide to using Android.  [Lifehacker]
  • 13-02-2017: Erasing yourself from the internet is nearly impossible.  [Stuff]
  • 10-02-2017: Crossing border security? Here's how you protect your data.  [Graham Cluley]  [Zdziarski]
    • 15-02-2017: Want to protect your data at the border? Delete it.  [The Verge]
  • 09-02-2017: The Tor Project's ooniprobe allows you to participate in the vigil against internet censorship.  [Android Police]  [Gizmodo]
  • 23-01-2017: China just made VPNs illegal.  [Engadget]  [The Register]  [Stuff]
  • 21-01-2017: Lavabit has been resurrected, more secure than before.  [Engadget]  [The Verge]  [HardOCP]
  • 19-01-2017: ProtonMail launches Tor hidden service to dodge totalitarian censorship.  [The Register]
  • 05-01-2017: 20+ VPNs rated on privacy and security side-by-side.  [CompariTech]

5-Eyes Spying

  • 14-09-2017: NSA once spied on your *NSYNC downloads from Kazaa.  [Engadget]
  • 14-09-2017: Google stops challenging most US warrants for data on overseas servers.  [Ars Technica]
  • 14-09-2017: Microsoft adds cloud security to keep out hackers and government snoops.  [DC Knowledge]
  • 08-09-2017: Shadow Brokers releases NSA UNITEDRAKE manual.  [Schneier]  [Document Cloud PDF]
  • 01-09-2017: Updating U.S. surveillance laws.  [Russ White]  [The Federalist]
  • 31-08-2017: NSA enters stage two of its spying revival plan: getting Trump on board.  [The Register]
  • 30-08-2017: US government: We can jail you indefinitely for not decrypting your data.  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]
  • 29-08-2017: How the NSA identified Satoshi Nakamoto.  [HardOCP]  [Medium]
  • 25-08-2017: NSA ramps up PR campaign to keep its mass spying powers.  [The Register]
  • 24-08-2017: The CIA built a fake software update system to spy on intel partners.  [The Verge]  [Engadget]
  • 19-08-2017: US DoD, Brit ISP BT reverse proxies can be abused to frisk internal systems.  [The Register]
  • 17-08-2017: Do the police need a search warrant to access cellphone location data?  [Schneier]
  • 15-08-2017: Apple, Facebook, and other companies ask Supreme Court to block warrantless cellphone tracking.  [The Verge]
  • 15-08-2017: US military spies: We'll capture enemy malware, tweak it, lob it right back at our adversaries.  [The Register]
  • 12-08-2017: Russian group that hacked DNC used NSA attack code in attack on hotels.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]
  • 11-08-2017: Former UK spy boss backs crypto.  [The Register]
  • 08-08-2017: Warrantless US spying is set to expire soon -- let it die.  [Wired]
  • 03-08-2017: WikiLeaks releases docs on 'Dumbo' CIA tool allowing control of webcams.  [HardOCP]  [WikiLeaks]
  • 01-08-2017: 'Real people' do not want secure communications, claims UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd.  [Graham Cluley]  [The Register]
  • 01-08-2017: NSA collects MS Windows error information.  [Schneier]  [Der Spiegel]
  • 28-07-2017: Zero-day vulnerabilities against Windows in the NSA tools released by the Shadow Brokers.  [Schneier]  [Rapid7]
  • 26-07-2017: US spies hacked our phones over the air, claim pipeline protesters.  [The Register]
  • 24-07-2017: NZ spies surveilled Kim Dotcom for 2 months longer than admitted.  [Ars Technica]
  • 18-07-2017: ISPs barred from telling users they’re under FBI investigation.  [Engadget]  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]
  • 14-07-2017: US border agents: We won’t search data “located solely on remote servers”.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]
  • 14-07-2017: UK GCHQ can crack end-to-end encryption says Australian Attorney General.  [The Register]
  • 12-07-2017: More on the NSA's use of traffic shaping.  [Schneier]  [TCF]  [Russ White]
  • 11-07-2017: DoJ: FBI didn’t need warrant for stingray in attempted murder case.  [Ars Technica]
  • 29-06-2017: Five-eyes nations want comms providers to bust crypto for them.  [The Register]
  • 28-06-2017: Leaked manual reveals how CIA can track Windows users by gauging Wi-Fi signal.  [Gizmodo]  [Wired]  [The Register]  [ExtremeTech]
  • 26-06-2017: Australian govt promises to push Five Eyes nations to break encryption.  [The Register]  [Engadget]
  • 22-06-2017: WikiLeaks doc dump reveals CIA tools for infecting air-gapped PCs.  [The Register]  [Ars Technica]  [ExtremeTech]
  • 15-06-2017: Advanced CIA firmware has been infecting Wi-Fi routers for years.  [Ars Technica]  [The Verge]  [Wired]  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]
  • 15-06-2017: How BAE sold cyber-surveillance tools to Arab states.  [BBC News]  [Engadget]
  • 14-06-2017: An unknown tech company tried (and failed) to stop the NSA's warrantless spying.  [Gizmodo]  [IC on the Record]  [The Verge]
  • 14-06-2017: Telegram chat app founder claims Feds offered backdoor bribe.  [The Register]
  • 13-06-2017: AU opposition leader wants to do something about Bitcoin, because terrorism and crypto.  [The Register]
  • 13-06-2017: Five Eyes nations threaten tech businesses and its encryption.  [The Register]
  • 12-06-2017: AU government says UK's backdoor will be its not-a-backdoor model.  [The Register]
  • 08-06-2017: Ex-NSA bod sues US govt for 'illegally spying' on Americans.  [The Register]
  • 08-06-2017: Spy commissioners: Did we audit our bulk data sharing with industry? No.  [The Register]
  • 05-06-2017: London attack: Tech firms fight back in extremism row.  [BBC News]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]  [Stuff]
  • 01-06-2017: WikiLeaks says CIA’s “Pandemic” turns servers into infectious Patient Zero.  [Ars Technica]  [Schneier]  [ThreatPost]
  • 31-05-2017: Man gets 180 days in jail for not handing over his iPhone PIN.  [Engadget]  [HardOCP]  [Miami Herald]  [Stuff]
  • 25-05-2017: UK ministers to push anti-encryption laws after election.  [The Register]
  • 23-05-2017: Apple reveals it received at least one secret FBI request for user data.  [Gizmodo]
  • 23-05-2017: Wikimedia is clear to sue the NSA.  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]  [Ars Technica]  [THG]
  • 23-05-2017: US Immigration & Customs is using Stingray to track illegal immigrants.  [Schneier]  [Gizmodo]
    • 23-05-2017: Senator demands answers after ICE uses 'Stingray' to arrest immigrant.  [Gizmodo]
  • 23-05-2017: Two rulings go against the NSA.  [The Register]
  • 19-05-2017: Federal agents used a Stingray to track an immigrant's phone.  [Engadget]  [Gizmodo]
  • 19-05-2017: NSA abandons "About" searches.  [Schneier]
  • 18-05-2017: Australian privacy commissioner flags new data mining rules for government agencies.  [The Register]
  • 17-05-2017: The US Senate is using Signal.  [Schneier]  [Engadget]  [THG]  [The Verge]
  • 16-05-2017: NSA brute-force keysearch machine.  [Schneier]  [The Intercept]
  • 09-05-2017: I side with the 'bad guys' on encryption.  [Stuff]
  • 03-05-2017: ACLU says demanding US citizens unlock phones at the border is unconstitutional.  [The Verge]
  • 04-05-2017: US Intelligence “transparency report” reveals breadth of surveillance by NSA, others.  [Ars Technica]
  • 04-05-2017: FBI's disturbing hacking powers challenged in court.  [Gizmodo]
  • 03-05-2017: FBI director Comey backs renewed push for decryption law.  [Engadget]
  • 01-05-2017: Who is publishing NSA and CIA secrets, and why?  [Schneier]
  • 30-05-2017: CIA tracked leakers with bad Web beacon trick.  [The Register]
  • 28-04-2017: NSA ends spying on messages Americans send about foreign surveillance targets.  [Ars Technica]  [The Register]  [HardOCP]  [NSA]  [Wired]  [Engadget]  [BBC News]
  • 28-04-2017: Australian Federal Police accessed metadata without warrant, broke law.  [The Register]
  • 24-04-2017: FBI allays some critics with first use of new mass-hacking warrant.  [Ars Technica]
  • 20-04-2017: The DEA is buying cyberweapons from Hacking Team.  [Schneier]  [Motherboard]
  • 19-04-2017: We're spying on you for your own protection, says NSA, FBI.  [The Register]
  • 18-04-2017: Rights warrior to US Homeland Security: stop asking people for their passwords.  [The Register]
  • 11-04-2017: Notes on the FCC and privacy in the US.  [Russ White]  [CircleID]  [Shelly Palmer]
  • 08-04-2017: 'Shadow Brokers' give away more NSA hacking tools.  [Engadget]  [Schneier]  [BBC News]  [The Verge]  [Ars Technica]  [NZ Herald]
    • 14-04-2017: Major leak suggests NSA was deep in Middle East banking system.  [Wired]  [Engadget]
    • 14-04-2017: Leaked NSA point-and-pwn hack tools menace Win2k to Windows 8.  [The Register]  [Engadget]  [Ars Technica]
    • 15-04-2017: Microsoft has already patched the NSA's leaked Windows hacks.  [The Verge]  [Engadget]  [Ars Technica]  [BBC News]
    • 21-04-2017: Script kiddies pwn 1000s of Windows boxes using leaked NSA hack tools.  [The Register]
    • 26-04-2017: NSA backdoor detected on >55,000 Windows boxes can now be remotely removed.  [Ars Technica]
  • 07-04-2017: Judge invalidates FBI mass hacking warrant over jurisdiction, particularity issues.  [THG]
  • 05-04-2017: NY court slaps down Facebook's attempt to keep accounts secret from search warrants.  [The Register]
  • 04-04-2017: New bill would crack down on border phone searches without warrants.  [The Verge]
  • 03-04-2017: More stingray action in Canada, perhaps foreign this time.  [PocketNow]
  • 03-04-2017: FBI paid Geek Squad ‘informants’ to search computers for illegal material.  [The Verge]  [Gizmodo]
    • 18-05-2017: Judge: don't gripe if you hand your PC to Geek Squad and they rat you out to the Feds.  [The Register]
  • 30-03-2017: How many NSA spy hubs are scooping up your Internet data?  [Ars Technica]
  • 28-03-2017: US Customs sued for information about border phone searches.  [The Register]
  • 27-03-2017: FBI's facial recognition database is dangerously inaccurate.  [Engadget]
  • 26-03-2017: UK wants backdoor for WhatsApp encryption.  [The Register]  [BBC News]  [HardOCP]  [The Verge]  [Gizmodo]  [NZ Herald]
    • 27-03-2017: Encryption is a good thing.  [Graham Cluley]
    • 27-03-2017: UK digital minister praises 'crucial role' of encryption.  [The Register]
  • 22-03-2017: Congress is about to give away your online privacy.  [Wired]
    • 22-03-2017: The Senate prepares to send Internet privacy down a black hole.  [Wired]
    • 23-03-2017: Senate agrees to let carriers use your data however they want.  [Engadget]  [Lifehacker]  [The Register]  [Engadget]
    • 28-03-2017: VPNs won't save you from Congress' internet privacy giveaway.  [Wired]
    • 28-03-2017: For sale: Your private browsing history.  [Ars Technica]
    • 30-03-2017: What is a VPN?  [Lifehacker]
    • 30-03-2017: Post-FCC privacy rules, should you VPN?  [Krebs]
    • 04-04-2017: FCC privacy rules repealed, but ISPs' "fairness" argument is weak.  [THG]
    • 05-04-2017: VPNs might not be all that secure.  [NZ Herald]
  • 22-03-2017: Police 'persistently' breach data protection laws with police tech.  [The Register]
  • 21-03-2017: UK Home Office admits it's preparing to accept EU ruling on surveillance.  [The Register]
  • 14-03-2017: FBI’s methods to spy on journalists should remain classified, judge rules.  [Ars Technica]
  • 14-03-2017: NSA routinely monitors Americans' communications without warrants.  [The Intercept]
  • 12-03-2017: How the FBI used Geek Squad to increase secret public surveillance.  [HardOCP]  [OC Weekly]
  • 10-03-2017: The Wikipedia for spies - and where it goes from here.  [Wired]
  • 10-03-2017: The US auto-scanned visitors' social media profiles -- it didn't work properly.  [The Register]
  • 08-03-2017: FBI boss: 'Memories are not absolutely private in America'.  [The Register]  [Engadget]
  • 02-03-2017: US Congress to NSA: How many Americans do you illegally spy on?  [The Register]
  • 01-03-2017: Republicans want to let ISPs secretly sell your data.  [Gizmodo]
  • 24-02-2017: Palantir and the NSA.  [Schneier]  [The Intercept]
  • 24-02-2017: Overhaul of legislation on spy agencies to go ahead.  [NZ Herald]
  • 22-02-2017: NSA using cyberattack for defense.  [Schneier]
  • 17-02-2017: UK Snoopers' Charter gagging order drafted for London Internet Exchange directors.  [The Register]
    • 22-02-2017: LINX members vote no to constitution tweak.  [The Register]
  • 16-02-2017: GPS act aims to stop warrantless smartphone tracking done with cell-site simulators.  [THG]
  • 12-02-2017: American Spies: how we got to age of mass surveillance without even trying.  [Ars Technica]  [American Spies]
  • 08-02-2017: US visitors may have to reveal social media passwords to enter country.  [Ars Technica]  [The Verge]  [Gizmodo]  [The Register]
    • 22-02-2017: What to do when border officials ask for your passwords.  [Ars Technica]
  • 01-02-2017: Secret documents reveal Trump inherits FBI with vast hidden powers.  [The Intercept]
  • 30-01-2017: DC police surveillance cameras were infected with ransomware before inauguration  [Ars Technica]
  • 28-01-2017: Twitter discloses two far-reaching FBI data requests.  [Engadget]
  • 20-01-2017: CIA boss wants a big database of surveillance on citizens and foreigners.  [The Register]
  • 16-01-2017: Cloudflare's experience with a National Security Letter.  [Schneier]  [Cloudflare]  [TechCrunch]
  • 13-01-2017: Obama expands the NSA's ability to share data with other agencies.  [Engadget]  [Wired]  [Ars Technica]  [Gizmodo]
  • 11-01-2017: FBI takes gag out of CloudFlare's mouth after three-year legal battle.  [The Register]  [THG]  [Engadget]
  • 06-01-2017: Australia telcos warn: Opening metadata access will create a 'honeypot' for lawyers.  [The Register]

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Robert Larsen,
8 Jun 2013, 17:51