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The Big Secret That Makes the FBI's Anti-Encryption Campaign a Big Lie
McLaughlin, Jenna
McLaughlin discusses how hacking techniques and their increasing use are justified in a prevalent way by the American government.
Capitalist Surveillance State: Everyone's a Target: Threatening Reporters, Spying on Public
There is an inherent tendency for the state, which governs on behalf of a minuscule, ruthless class of obscenely wealthy exploiters, to attempt to amass ever greater power to control the population be...
FBI director wants access to encrypt Apple, Google users' data, demands law 'fix'
The FBI director has slammed Apple and Google for offering their customers encryption technology that protects users’ privacy. "Deeply concerned" James Comey wants to push on Congress to "fix" laws to...
Google Deceptively Tracks Students' Internet Browsing, EFF Says in FTC Complaint : Sources News Release
EFF Launches 'Spying on Students' Campaign to Raise Awareness About Privacy Risks of School Technology Tools
Google doesn't want you to limit its ability to follow you around the internet
Behind our screens, tech companies are racing to extract a price for what we read and watch on the web: our personal information.
Inside the Spyware Campaign Against Argentine Troublemakers
Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor known for doggedly investigating a 1994 Buenos Aires bombing, was targeted by invasive spy software downloaded onto his cellular phone shortly before his myste...
Israeli spyware being used to monitor Indonesian LGBT community, religious minorities
Pasti, Liberti
A look at the company and spyware product that is used by various institutions to monitor the activities of the LGBT community and religious minority groups in Indonesia.
An Online Tracking Device That’s Virtually Impossible to Block
Angwin, Julia
A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.
Police State: US Government-Funded Database Created to Track "Subversive Propaganda" Online
MacEgan, Matthew
The creation of the Truthy database by Indiana University researchers has drawn sharp criticism from free-speech advocates and others concerned over government censorship of political expression.
The War Against "Fake News" is a War on Us
Cook, Jonathan
Barely a day passes without a new development in the war on social media -- that is, the war on us. Today, it is a report that Twitter has emailed hundreds of thousands of its users, warning them that...

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Companies that cooperate with dictatorships must be sanctioned
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal cooperation that exists between many western companies, especially those operating in the new technology area, and authoritarian regimes.
Ethiopia: Hacking Team Lax on Evidence of Abuse
Leaked Documents Show Need to Regulate Surveillance Sales
Human Rights Watch
The Italian spyware firm Hacking Team took no effective action to investigate or stop reported abuses of its technology by the Ethiopian government against dissidents.
Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones - but the files can be deleted
Griffin, Andrew
How google search can record and store conversations picked up by a phone's microphone, as well as how to prevent this and delete the stored files.
Google's new advertising program tracks offline line shoppers, violates privacy
Varlin, Josh
The privacy watchdog Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a formal complaint against Google alleging that the company's new advertising program violates consumer privacy.
Is Your Printer Spying On You?
Imagine that every time you printed a document it automatically included a secret code that could be used to identify the printer - and potentially the person who used it.
Manipulating Reality: Facebook is Listening to You
Gurtov, Mel
One thing we have become all too used to is that our reality can be manipulated to create the appearance of something else entirely. Invading another country is defensive, rigged elections are passed ...
Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users
Lewis, Paul; Rushe, Dominic
The company behind Whisper, the social media app that promises users anonymity and claims to be “the safest place on the internet”, is tracking the location of its users, including some who have speci...
RSF backs Moroccan NGO targeted by interior ministry
Reporters Without Borders
It’s ironic. Moroccan journalists and human rights activists who have been the targets of government spying would be justified in bringing complaints against the authorities over the violation their p...
Software Meant to Fight Crime Is Used to Spy on Dissidents
Perlroth, Nicole
Morgan Marquis-Boire works as a Google engineer and Bill Marczak is earning a Ph.D. in computer science. But this summer, the two men have been moonlighting as detectives, chasing an elusive surveilla...
Stop Sneaky Online Tracking with EFF's Privacy Badger
Sources News Release
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a beta version of Privacy Badger, a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that detects and blocks online advertising and other embedded content tha...
Surveillance firms spied on campaign groups for big companies, leak shows
Evans, Rob; Jones, Meirion
British Airways, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Porsche are among five large companies that have been identified as having paid corporate intelligence firms to monitor political groups that challenged...
You selling to me?
Krol, Ariane; Nantel, Jacques
Individually targeted online marketing, based on unwittingly supplied consumer information and monitoring of online activities, is replacing conventional advertising media.

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