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Bits Blog: Workday to Put Employees Through a Big Data Analysis

The same kind of data analysis behind a Netflix movie recommendation will analyze how people are working in your office. Continue reading

German Police Stage Piracy Raid

More than 400 police officers in Germany take part in a nationwide clampdown against piracy. Continue reading

Facebook Government Requests Up 24%

Requests by governments for Facebook’s user data are up by nearly a quarter in the first half of the year compared to the previous six months. Continue reading

Appeals Court Is Urged to Strike Down Program for Collecting Phone Records

A conservative legal activist urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to strike down the National Security Agency’s program that collects Americans’ phone records in bulk.
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Is Your Car Spying on You?

Is the connected car a threat to data privacy? Continue reading

Researchers Tap Web Chatter To Figure Out Who’s Sick

With the help of online data, doctors and public health officials are tracking the spread of illnesses and predicting where they might strike next. The analyses also provide clues for prevention. Continue reading

UK Spy Chief, Parroting His US Counterparts, Calls for Crypto Backdoors

“Privacy has never been an absolute right,” GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan says. Continue reading

A Top Appeals Court to Hear Why NSA Metadata Spying Should Stay or Go

DC Circuit Court of Appeals may confirm ruling that ended practice, was stayed. Continue reading

How Attackers Can Use Radio Signals and Mobile Phones to Steal Protected Data

Radio-frequency hack developed by researchers in Israel would let attackers steal data remotely from even air-gapped computers not connected to the internet. The post How Attackers Can Use Radio Signals and Mobile Phones to Steal Protected Data appeare… Continue reading

Pennsylvania State Cops Borrow, then Return, Spy Blimp to Aid Manhunt

State Police: “It’s best suited for open spaces, not heavily wooded forests.” Continue reading

Protesters in Hong Kong on Edge as Police Track Their Online Footprints

A man’s arrest over posts about the pro-democracy demonstrations raises concern that the authorities have begun to patrol the Internet.

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Pro-Privacy Senator Wyden on Fighting the NSA From Inside the System

Wyden spoke with WIRED about the difficulties of keeping mum on classified matters, about his public showdown with intelligence chief James Clapper over the NSA’s data collection on Americans, and about the government’s use of zero-day exploits. The po… Continue reading

How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searches

Apple’s latest operating system OS X Yosemite pushes the limits of data collection tolerance: its desktop search tool Spotlight uploads your search terms in real time to Apple’s remote servers, by default. Fortunately for Apple’s angry users, however, … Continue reading

Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records

Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records

While revelations from Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency’s massive database of phone records have sparked a national debate about its constitutionality, another secretive database has gone largely unnoticed and without scrutiny. The database, which affects unknown numbers of people, contains phone records that at least five police agencies in southeast Virginia have been […]

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Secrets Become History: Edward Snowden on Film as Citizenfour

“I remember what the Internet was like before it was being watched.” Continue reading

Whisper CTO Says Tracking “Anonymous” Users Not a Big Deal, Really

Says Guardian article was “laughable,” then gets schooled by Moxie Marlinspike. Continue reading

FBI Director to Citizens: Let Us Spy on You

Encryption will “lead all of us to a very dark place,” FBI director says. Continue reading

Debate: Does Mass Phone Data Collection Violate The 4th Amendment?

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, John Yoo and other legal scholars faced off over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s phone surveillance program. Continue reading

When does an app need regulating?

Should you be worried about health apps? Continue reading

NSA May Have Undercover Operatives in Foreign Companies

NSA May Have Undercover Operatives in Foreign Companies

As a much-anticipated documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden premiers in New York this evening, new revelations are being published simultaneously that expose more information about the NSA’s work to compromise computer networks and devices. Newly-brought-to-light documents leaked by Snowden discuss operations by the NSA working inside China, Germany and South Korea to help physically […]

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