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Hashing for privacy in social apps - Matt Gemmell

Hashing for privacy in social apps - Matt Gemmell | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
What hashing is, how it can protect your privacy and contact information in social media apps.
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Snowden: 'I never thought I'd be saved' after NSA leaks

Snowden: 'I never thought I'd be saved' after NSA leaks | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Speaking via an internet feed at San Diego Comic-Con, the former intelligence contractor talks about the aftermath of his bombshell disclosures on US government surveillance.
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In first, U.S. judge throws out cell phone 'stingray' evidence

In first, U.S. judge throws out cell phone 'stingray' evidence | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
For the first time, a federal judge has suppressed evidence obtained without a warrant by U.S. law enforcement using a stingray, a surveillance device that can trick suspects' cell phones into revealing their locations.
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NSA Looking to Exploit Internet of Things, Including Biomedical Devices, Official Says

NSA Looking to Exploit Internet of Things, Including Biomedical Devices, Official Says | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The NSA is researching opportunities to collect foreign intelligence — including from internet-connected biomedical devices like pacemakers.
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FBI wants to exempt its huge fingerprint and photo database from privacy protections

FBI wants to exempt its huge fingerprint and photo database from privacy protections | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Bureau officials say the carve-outs are needed to protect criminal investigations.
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How could you ever think that you could check to make sure it is you that the FBI has identified as you.
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Snowden calls for whistleblower shield after claims by new Pentagon source

Snowden calls for whistleblower shield after claims by new Pentagon source | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Accusations that Pentagon retaliated against a whistleblower undermine argument that there were options for Snowden other than leaking to the media
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'Hello, world': GCHQ joins Twitter

'Hello, world': GCHQ joins Twitter | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
UK surveillance agency launches official account as part of attempt to improve its image after Edward Snowden revelations
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WhatsApp, Used by 100 Million Brazilians, Was Shut Down Nationwide by a Single Judge

WhatsApp, Used by 100 Million Brazilians, Was Shut Down Nationwide by a Single Judge | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
It is stunning to watch a single judge instantly shut down a key means of online communication for the world's fifth-largest country. But similar battles are inevitable.
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FBI won’t share iPhone unlock method, for now; FTC extends Android probe; Apple reports revenue drop

FBI won’t share iPhone unlock method, for now; FTC extends Android probe; Apple reports revenue drop | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Your morning tech policy news roundup.
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FBI says to Mac owners -- too bad for you. You are on your own. The US government is not going to help protect you.
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Microsoft sues U.S. government over data gag orders

Microsoft sues U.S. government over data gag orders | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Microsoft wants a federal court to invalidate part of a 1986 law that it alleged has been abused by the government when authorities demand customers' data.
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FBI weighs if it can share hacking tool with local law enforcement

FBI weighs if it can share hacking tool with local law enforcement | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Prosecutors and police across the country have locked iPhones they want to access.
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Thank You for Hacking IPhone, Now Tell Apple How You Did It

The FBI has come up with a strategy to get out of its messy court case with Apple over accessing a dead terrorist’s iPhone: bring in the hackers. Yet any new method the bureau uses to hack into iPhones may be short-lived -- it may be obligated to give Apple the details so the company can fix the security gap.
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U.S. surveillance of Merkel wider than thought

U.S. surveillance of Merkel wider than thought | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
U.S. intelligence spied on talks German Chancellor Angela Merkel held with U.N. chief and EU leaders, European media reported citing classified documents released by whistleblowing site WikiLeaks.
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NSA was very busy in Germany, but they cannot do that any more. So they will concentrate on  you.

 

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What the FBI’s Surveillance of Martin Luther King Tells Us About the Modern Spy Era

What the FBI’s Surveillance of Martin Luther King Tells Us About the Modern Spy Era | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The FBI has a lead. A prominent religious leader and community advocate is in contact with a suspected sleeper agent of foreign radicals. The attorney ...
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Would you like NSA collecting all of your electronic communication. Just put #blacklivesmatter into a tweet. Guaranteed, they will be on you. That is what government surveillance is about. Taking care of troublemakers.

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Microsoft's overseas privacy battle may be far from over

Microsoft's overseas privacy battle may be far from over | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Privacy advocates, especially those outside the U.S., can rest a little easier now. A federal court has rebuked the U.S. government’s attempt to access emails stored on a Microsoft server in Ireland.
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In victory for Obama, court backs strict Internet regulation

In victory for Obama, court backs strict Internet regulation | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court upheld the government's net neutrality rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally.
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FBI wants access to Internet browser history without a warrant in terrorism and spy cases

FBI wants access to Internet browser history without a warrant in terrorism and spy cases | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
But the bureau’s effort to amend a surveillance law is raising privacy concerns.
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Holder: Snowden did "public service," but should still stand trial

Holder: Snowden did "public service," but should still stand trial | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast Edward Snowden should have to face consequences for his actions, including prison time
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From location data alone, even low-tech snoopers can identify Twitter users' homes, workplaces

From location data alone, even low-tech snoopers can identify Twitter users' homes, workplaces | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Researchers at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the location stamps on just a handful of Twitter posts—as few as eight over the course of a single day—can be enough to disclose the addresses of the poster's hom
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Why Twitter chose to do battle with the CIA

Why Twitter chose to do battle with the CIA | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The dispute between Twitter and U.S. intelligence that broke into view this week actually began as long ago as last fall. Here's how it unfolded.
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The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone. Should that be allowed?

The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone. Should that be allowed? | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
As the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a
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The FBI paid more than $1 million to crack the San Bernardino iPhone

The FBI paid more than $1 million to crack the San Bernardino iPhone | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The FBI director strongly implied in public remarks the price tag was north of $1.3 million dollars.
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The Crypto Wars Are Not About Terrorism, They’re About Power - Reason.com

The Crypto Wars Are Not About Terrorism, They’re About Power - Reason.com | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Make no mistake: the War on Crypto is not primarily about "terrorism" or "fighting crime" or "public safety" at all.
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Microsoft chatbot is taught to swear on Twitter - BBC News

Microsoft chatbot is taught to swear on Twitter - BBC News | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
An artificial intelligence launched by Microsoft on Twitter has backfired, offering some very offensive tweets.
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Five theories why the FBI postponed a major hearing in case against Apple

Five theories why the FBI postponed a major hearing in case against Apple | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
A federal court on Monday signed off on the Justice Department's request to cancel a major hearing i
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The British want to come to America — with wiretap orders and search warrants

The British want to come to America — with wiretap orders and search warrants | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The U.S. and the U.K. are negotiating an agreement that would allow British police to go directly to American tech companies to demand data.
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Oh, sure -- any other country want to just come over and take records on their citizens or anyone else for that matter? We know the British are high civil rights protectors -- they can and do film you as you walk down the street because obviously anyone walking down the street is a potential threat to the state. Governments love abuse of power they just have to figure out a way to make it work. Come ahead MI5.

 

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