As the Apple/FBI case heats up, the surveillance hawks continue to insist that backdoors into the encryption that protects smartphones are necessary to address the threat of terrorists and other dangerous criminals “going dark.” But one of the most respected voices in computer security says that “solution” is more dangerous than the problem it proposes to solve.

Microsoft is reporting that a recent Windows update is causing serious problems with many computers that have received it as an automatic update.

The Obama administration’s vows to fight UN efforts for “global governance” of the Internet ring hollow.

This new encryption software represents a small but important victory in the privacy wars.

The UN’s upcoming summit on “global governance” of the Internet bodes ill for freedom in cyberspace, as official representation is tilted heavily toward the side of totalitarian repression.

As the UN Internet Summit in September approaches, globalists are stepping up the propaganda blitz to give the UN taxing, censoring, surveillance, and governing powers over all Internet usage.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed a secret NSA program called “MonsterMind” in an interview with Wired magazine's James Bamford August 12. The program is an automated prediction and response to possible cyber attacks against the United States, analyzing patterns of data flow into and out of the country, and automatically counter-attacking against the “wrong” type of patterns.

 

 

The Department of Defense is funding several studies looking for ways to influence social media behavior. By Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

The Pentagon spends millions on studies of potential uprisings that start on social media.

There is evidence that the Pentagon helped fund Facebook's controversial mood manipulating study.