Both Russian and Chinese government security agencies have compiled data obtained from hackers who breached security protecting U.S. computer databases containing security clearance applications, airline records, and medical insurance forms, and then used the data to identify U.S. intelligence officers and agents.
The Windows 10 update that turns your PC into a portal for spying on you was just the beginning of what Microsoft is doing. As more and more people begin to adopt Windows 10 — whether by buying a new PC or via Microsoft's "free" upgrade, the Redmond Giant is building on that foundation to further violate users' privacy and liberty.
Whether you are recycling, selling, or giving your phone away, you need to make sure that all personal data is securely removed first. Simply deleting the information on the phone will not remove the data securely enough. Even factory resetting the phone may not be enough.
If you are currently a Microsoft user running either Windows 7 or 8, you are eligible for a free upgrade to the "new and improved" Windows 10. But before you upgrade, be aware that it's free as in price, not as in liberty. Many of the new features and settings of Windows 10 have been deemed spyware by computer security experts.
With smart phones, smart TVs, wearables, browser apps, and myriad other things in people's homes and cars delivering greater ease and convenience without ever a mention of surveillance in the bargain, it's little wonder privacy is eroding.
The Orwellian cities of the future being designed and imposed right this instant all over the world — so-called “Smart Cities” — will be watching you. In fact, they already are watching you.
From “net neutrality” pushed by Obama to global regulation demanded by the United Nations and many of its autocratic member regimes, threats to Internet freedom are growing fast and furious.
The National Security Agency is sponsoring summer camps across the country designed to teach kids how to steal information, preparing them to do the agency's dirty work when they grow up.
Hackers were able to take remote control of a car using a vulnerability in Chrysler's in-dash Internet service.
As more and more information comes to light about two major data-breaches late last year, it is becoming apparent that the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has been hemorrhaging data. The problem is both broader and deeper than had been reported and the trail of failure leads to the White House.
President Obama is committed to closing what he calls the "digital divide" between those who have high-speed Internet in their homes and those who don't, according to the White House website. And he doesn't mind overstepping his constitutional authority to do it, either.