Privacy

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Section 702

Filed under the area of government surveillance:

What is Section 702 surveillance? (via PCW) The NSA's foreign surveillance: 5 things to know / http://www.pcworld.com/article/3180766/security/the-nsas-foreign-surveillance-5-things-to-know.html

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Gentleman Start Your Patching Engines

If you read the technology news this week you'll note that Wikileaks is at it again. Now comes the mad dash by all software companies (and a lot of long nights ahead by developers!) to begin patching their code. Which proves the point that if you want the most secure 100% method of not being hacked on your phone/tablet/laptop or any electronic device -- keep it in airplane mode and disconnect it from the Interwebs. Here are some articles from the week:

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Libraries Failing in HTTPS

I posted this on Twitter a few days ago, but I'm adding it here for reference as well. Unfortunately this is a very serious issue. Librarians advocate privacy, prideful in using the latest technologies, and yet our libraries are failing in one of the most fundamental core components of the Internet when it comes to encryption and security.

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Global Expansion: Remote Search Warrants

The article states: "The DoJ wants judges to be able to issue remote search warrants for computers located anywhere that the United States claims jurisdiction, which could include other countries."
(via BBC) US Supreme Court approves expanded hacking powers / http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36169019

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Microsoft v. Justice Department

It's not just Apple and the FBI. The linked article states, "In its complaint, Microsoft says the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which dates to 1986, lets courts order companies not to inform customers whose email or other private information is being sought by the government."

It will be interesting on how this all unfolds given Apple's confrontation with the FBI.

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