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Instagram, Grindr among apps pegged as potential privacy leaks

Instagram, Grindr among apps pegged as potential privacy leaks | Privacy | Scoop.it
The same research group that had publicized security issues in the popular WhatsApp and Viber finds that, in these other apps, passwords are sometimes left in plain text and files are unprotected o...
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Is Encrypted Messaging Entering the Mainstream?

Is Encrypted Messaging Entering the Mainstream? | Privacy | Scoop.it
As people grow more aware of government and criminal surveillance of their mobile devices and computers, a flurry of companies have recently launched products they say provide fully private communication.
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Tweet from @forrester

Tweet from @forrester | Privacy | Scoop.it
Forrester's 2014 data privacy heat map reveals increased government surveillance + regulation http://forr.com/1nsIKvH pic.twitter.com/znZcbIxzF1
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Hackers Can Control Your Phone Using a Tool That’s Already Built Into It | Threat Level | WIRED

Hackers Can Control Your Phone Using a Tool That’s Already Built Into It | Threat Level | WIRED | Privacy | Scoop.it
A lot of concern about the NSA’s seemingly omnipresent surveillance over the last year has focused on the agency’s efforts to install back doors in software and hardware. Those efforts are greatly aided, however, if the agency can piggyback on embedded software already on a system that can be exploited. Two researchers have uncovered such…
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Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance | Threat Level | WIRED

Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance | Threat Level | WIRED | Privacy | Scoop.it
There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA’s unfettered surveillance of our digital lives. But the ongoing revelations of government eavesdropping has had a profound impact on the economy, the security of the internet and the credibility of the…
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Snowden: "If I end up in chains at Guantanamo, I can live with that"

Snowden: "If I end up in chains at Guantanamo, I can live with that" | Privacy | Scoop.it
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden tells interviewers he is resigned to his fate and that he wasn't a Russian spy
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Privacy Analytics raises $3.5M for health data anonymization

Privacy Analytics raises $3.5M for health data anonymization | Privacy | Scoop.it
The Canadian company hopes to get a piece of the Penetrate (U.S.) $18.1 billion big data market.
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How we pay for Facebook - CNET

How we pay for Facebook - CNET | Privacy | Scoop.it
Facebook's second quarter included a surprise scandal that raised concerns about how powerful it can be and what we give up to use the network.
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Security researcher says iOS may be vulnerable to government snooping by design | Cult of Mac

Security researcher says iOS may be vulnerable to government snooping by design | Cult of Mac | Privacy | Scoop.it
According to a forensic scientist, undocumented services run regularly in the background on iOS devices that could send data to Apple.
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The Best Cloud Storage Services that Protect Your Privacy

The Best Cloud Storage Services that Protect Your Privacy | Privacy | Scoop.it
Cloud storage is easy to come by. Dozens of services shovel tons of free space to you just for signing up. But which of those services are looking at the files you upload, and most importantly, which services encrypt your personal data so no one can look at it? Let's take a look.
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Data Protection Fears Vs. US Cloud Market - InformationWeek

Data Protection Fears Vs. US Cloud Market - InformationWeek | Privacy | Scoop.it
Data sovereignty is so important to businesses that 70% would trade cloud performance for more data control, research says. Where does that leave the post-Snowden US cloud market?
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iCloud in a box: Bitcasa CloudFS API gives devs -- and users -- control, privacy, ownership

iCloud in a box: Bitcasa CloudFS API gives devs -- and users -- control, privacy, ownership | Privacy | Scoop.it
The Cloud Wars are in full force. With total worldwide mobile traffic having reached more than 1.5 exabytes per month in 2013 and digital data expected to increase 10 fold by 2016, mobile app devel...
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We're going to need more storage for the Internet of Things

We're going to need more storage for the Internet of Things | Privacy | Scoop.it
As their storage needs continue to grow, IoT companies must consider what kind of investment to make — and why the current storage infrastructure won’t cut it.
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NSA spying might have affected U.S. tech giants more than we thought

NSA spying might have affected U.S. tech giants more than we thought | Privacy | Scoop.it
The U.S. cloud computing sector has been set back by revelations of National Security Agency spying.
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Phil Zimmermann and Jon Callas to Spotlight Blackphone's Private and Encrypted Communications at Def Con

GENEVA, Aug. 4, 2014--(PR Newswire)--
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MIT Wants You To Own Your Own Data, Not Give It Away

MIT Wants You To Own Your Own Data, Not Give It Away | Privacy | Scoop.it
The new system, called OpenPDS, protects your privacy while still letting apps access information they need to work.
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Edward Snowden interview - the edited transcript

Edward Snowden interview - the edited transcript | Privacy | Scoop.it
The whistleblower speaks to Alan Rusbridger and Ewen MacAskill about life in Russia, the NSA culture, his time there and the future of communication
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Undocumented iOS Features left Hidden Backdoors Open in 600 Million Apple Devices

Undocumented iOS Features left Hidden Backdoors Open in 600 Million Apple Devices | Privacy | Scoop.it
Hidden iOS Features left Backdoors Open in 600 Million Apple Devices, allows hacker to steal personal data without entering passwords.
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Share documents securely with Digify, a 'Snapchat for business content'

Share documents securely with Digify, a 'Snapchat for business content' | Privacy | Scoop.it
This sponsored post is produced in association with Digify. This blog post will self-destruct in 24 hours. Or it would if it were a document sent to you via Digify, a Singapore-based startup that i...
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Comments on study citing design flaw that puts your privacy at risk - SpiderOak Blog

Recently, Johns Hopkins published a paper stating its computer scientists found a “design flaw in ‘secure’ cloud storage” that puts privacy at risk; their study specifically focused on SpiderOak, Wuala and Tresorit. From SpiderOak’s perspective, the authors of this paper came to very incorrect conclusions about how SpiderOak works. Their assertions about the weaknesses in […]
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SpiderOak Review: The Good & The Bad

SpiderOak Review: The Good & The Bad | Privacy | Scoop.it
SpiderOak is certainly one of the most secure services out there, but can it do more. In this review we'll have a closer look.
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Report: NSA defeats many encryption efforts

Report: NSA defeats many encryption efforts | Privacy | Scoop.it
The U.S. National Security Agency has been circumventing many online encryption efforts through a combination of supercomputers, back doors built into technology products, court orders and other efforts, according to a new report from The New York Times and ProPublica.
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'None of the Web companies are doing anything' to protect you, say security pros

'None of the Web companies are doing anything' to protect you, say security pros | Privacy | Scoop.it
Tech companies are protecting themselves from bad PR. But they could be doing so much more to protect you and me. Here's why they're only giving lip service to true security.
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