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Protect Against Sneaky Webcam Spies with this little Pair of Magnets

Protect Against Sneaky Webcam Spies with this little Pair of Magnets | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
I have had a teensy, torn bit of paper taped over the camera of my MacBook Air for years now because even before I knew the FBI could activate that thing without the indicator light , it always bugged me out that someone might be secretly snooping.
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German Government is using Typewriters to Avoid the NSA's Gaze

German Government is using Typewriters to Avoid the NSA's Gaze | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Germany hasn't been best pleased by the NSA's attention over the last few years. Now, though, it's revealed that it's taking drastic action, and ditching computers in favor of something more secure: typewriters.
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Phone companies say 'no way' to storing phone data for NSA

Phone companies say 'no way' to storing phone data for NSA | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Phone companies are against an NSA advisory panel recommendation that would have them -- instead of the NSA -- store phone metadata for an extended time, reports The Washington Post. [Read more]
    
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Pondering privacy, Part 1: We’re being exploited and spied on, and that sucks

Pondering privacy, Part 1: We’re being exploited and spied on, and that sucks | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
I’ll admit it: I’m very conflicted on the topic of privacy.
On the one hand, I’m offended by companies such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and other web companies that rely on our data to turn a profit and constantly push the bounds of our trust.
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Protesters call for an end to NSA mass surveillance

Protesters call for an end to NSA mass surveillance | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
A crowd of about 5,000 people, chanting "stop spying, stop lying" and "hey, ho, mass surveillance has got to go," marched through Washington, D.C., Saturday to protest the U.S.
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These 5 countries were ranked best for privacy (infographic)

These 5 countries were ranked best for privacy (infographic) | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
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In a head-to-head match-up of which countries handle privacy the best, you may be surprised to learn who is respecting your data the most.
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Brazil hackers mistake NASA for NSA in spying payback.

Brazil hackers mistake NASA for NSA in spying payback. | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Hackers have hit back in retaliation for US cyber-spying on Brazil but mistook the US space agency NASA for the National Security Agency (NSA), a news website reported (هاكر برازيلي غاضب بسبب تجسس ال NSA على بلاده، يخترق 13 موقع تابع لوكالة الفضاء...
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NSA can reportedly tap smartphone users' data

NSA can reportedly tap smartphone users' data | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Intelligence-gathering agency has created working groups to access contacts lists, SMS, and user location on the three most popular mobile platforms, according to classified documents viewed by Spiegel.
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Fears over NSA surveillance revelations endanger US cloud computing industry

Fears over NSA surveillance revelations endanger US cloud computing industry | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Companies say they could lose billions as customers become wary about their data being turned over to US authorities American technology businesses fear they could lose between $21.5bn and $35bn in cloud computing contracts worldwide over the next...
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Everything You Need to Know About the NSA Surveillance News

Everything You Need to Know About the NSA Surveillance News | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Confused about this week's deluge of news about the NSA's secret surveillance programs?
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The US' first privacy-focused technology officer has left after one year

The US' first privacy-focused technology officer has left after one year | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
The White House gave hope to critics of US government surveillance when it nominated a privacy-minded Deputy CTO last year, but it appears that those
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NSA spying is causing Americans to self-censor their Internet activity

NSA spying is causing Americans to self-censor their Internet activity | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Image Credit: IsaacMao / FlickrAn MIT researcher claims he’s quantified some of the troubling self-censorship civil liberties advocates worried would result from public knowledge of mass spying.
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US launches spy satellite with a giant octopus devouring our entire planet on it

US launches spy satellite with a giant octopus devouring our entire planet on it | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
On the side of a spy satellite from the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) that launched on Thursday night, you’ll find the logo for NROL-39: an Earth-encompassing octopus along with the tagline “Nothing is beyond our reach.
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White House approved spying on Allies, Officials reportedly claim

White House approved spying on Allies, Officials reportedly claim | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Some current and former U.S. intelligence officials say that the administration was not only aware of but OK'd the snooping, according to the Los Angeles Times. [Read more]
    
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The NSA Has Hacked Mexican and Brazilian Government Email For Years

The NSA Has Hacked Mexican and Brazilian Government Email For Years | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Beginning in May 2010, the NSA gained access to the Mexican Presidencia domain on the Mexican Presidential network and began monitoring then-president Felipe Calderon's email account, according to a document leaked to Der Spiegel by Edward Snowden.
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Guardian 'naive and arrogant' to publish Snowden articles, says Straw

Guardian 'naive and arrogant' to publish Snowden articles, says Straw | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
Former foreign secretary says newspaper not in a position to judge whether its stories will damage national interest The Guardian has shown "extraordinary naivety and arrogance" over the publication of articles based on NSA documents leaked by the...
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How the NSA Accesses your Smartphone Data -

How the NSA Accesses your Smartphone Data - | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
The US intelligence agency NSA has been taking advantage of the smartphone boom. It has developed the ability to hack into iPhones, android devices and even the BlackBerry, previously believed to be particularly secure.
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With Guardian facing reporting restrictions, rival UK paper outs latest Snowden scoop

With Guardian facing reporting restrictions, rival UK paper outs latest Snowden scoop | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
The British government pressured the country’s Guardian newspaper into limiting its surveillance coverage, another UK paper, The Independent, has revealed.
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How Google Transfers Data to NSA

How Google Transfers Data to NSA | Technology in Business Today | Scoop.it
How does Google hand over data to the government? By old-fashioned secure “file transfer protocol,” or FTP. And sometimes even by hand.
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