Thai coup leaders tighten internet control Following the army led coup d’état in Thailand last month, the military has increased internet censorship in its attempt to sway and control public opinion. This will likely result in greater use of anti-censorship tools such as VPN.
5 Best SmartDNS for SmartTV SmartDNS allows owners of Smart TVs to access services restricted by geo-location. We show you how to set this up, and make our choice of the best SmartDNS providers for the job
Microsoft acts bullish over NSA reform With lack of consumer trust over corporate cooperation with the NSA hitting its bottom line, Microsoft starts talking tough about reform, while improving encryption standards on its network.
Is Time4Popcorn safe? We have always championed the Popcorn Time fork Time4Popcorn, but a nasty spat has broken out within the development community. We reserve judgment, but present the facts as we understand them…
Google to flag up missing ‘right to be forgotten’ data Google is planning to clearly label search results that have been removed due to the ECJ’s ruling on ‘the right to be forgotten’, and will accede only to requests conforming to a very narrow interpretation of the court’s ruling.
X.pose boob-tube leaves you as exposed as your dataFashion designer and social commentator Xuedi Chen develops high-tech clothing that connects to a cell phone app. As the app collects more data about the user ‘the more naked and exposed she will become’.
Republican Senator attacks Google for being ‘unpatriotic’US Representative Mike Rogers likes a good bit patriotic flag waving, but this week he takes the loony award for claiming that Google, who has lost a lot of business thanks public distrust of the company following Snowden’s revelations, is ‘unpatriotic’ for opposing the deplorable FISA bill.
ECJ to rule on Facebook passing personal data to NSAThanks to efforts of Austrian law student Max Shrems, the Irish High Court has referred the question of whether EU Facebook users should have their privacy respected to the European Court of Justice, whose ruling on the matter could have far reaching implications for the Safe Harbor Agreement.
Hackers reverse engineer NSA wireless spying gadgetsReverse engineering mysterious surveillance gear found in the NSA’s Advanced Network Technology (ANT) catalog, a team of hackers develops HackRF, a software-defined radio (SDR) spying system, now available to back on Kickstarter!
US government and police go to great lengths to hide spy tacticsThe US government, in collusion with local police forces, has gone to great lengths to hide the scale of it surveillance of the general public, including lying in court. Central to this surveillance is Stingray, a high tech system of eavesdropping on all cell phone calls in an area…