Whistleblowers & 'transitional data' the way forward?

Natasha Lomas at TechCrunch talks about how “Systematic Surveillance Will Eat Itself“. She talks about how there is some positives product from this surveillance epidemic. In main it is represented by: 1) whistleblowers, e.g. Edward Snowden; and, 2) the rise in ephemeral type technologies that place information online in a more transitional, temporary state than Continue Reading

CISPA

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISA) is not aligned with civil and privacy rights of the individual according to privacy advocates such as Electronic Frontier Foundation and Avaaz.org. Neither Microsoft or Facebook support this bill. Imagine that everything you post on FB to be available for government authorities? Fine if you trust them I Continue Reading

No surprises……you are being hacked by your government!

Everything you do online is probably being hacked/surveilled by your government. This includes, activities on Facebook or any social networking sites, Skype conversations, chatting, texting from your mobile phone, anything that is stored or transmitted digitally. Companies are now selling, and they are selling hot in all countries, of-the-shelf hacking and surveillance products to governments… Continue Reading