"Nobody is listening to your telephone calls."
A scoop from The Guardian confirmed what many people suspected—the National Security Agency (NSA) is spying on the phone activity of millions of Americans. Using a secret court order, which was not disclosed to the public, the NSA obtained bulk phone records for Verizon’s customers on a daily basis. Each day, the NSA would receive a massive flood of data from Verizon.
The Guardian newspaper claims to have seen a secret court order from April that mandates Verizon give all its phone call records data to the National Security Agency for a three month period.
“I’ve data mined myself. I’ve violated my own privacy. Now I am selling it all.”
Data mining is big business—but what if Internet users could monetize their personal data on their own? New York University grad student Frederico Zannier stalked his own online activity for two months, and is now selling the data.
After you die, the letters you keep in a box in the closet will no longer be private. But the letters in your email account are a different story. They might remain private, or they might remain forever inaccessible—it all depends on the whims of the email provider in question…
“This has never been done before,” boasts Mike Janke, Silent Circle’s CEO. “It’s going to revolutionize the ease of privacy and security.”
The privacy experts over at Silent Circle have announced a new encryption data transfer app that will let people send files securely from their iPhone or tablets.
The technology uses a sophisticated peer-to-peer encryption technique that allows users to send encrypted files of up to 60 megabytes through a “Silent Text” app. The sender of the file can set it on a timer so that it will automatically “burn”—deleting it from both devices after a set period of, say, seven minutes.
This app is sure to fuel government paranoia since it keeps its users and their information virtually untraceable.
“If it’s not SSL, you’re screwed.”
More Cyber Monday tips from Dayna Steele here!
"Visual malware": PlaceRaider is a trojan designed to hijack phone cameras and secretly create 3-D models of victims’ homes and offices.
It’s almost impossible to get rid of personal information from some devices, even if you follow the manufacturer’s directions for wiping the device clean.also youtube.com/watch?v… NOTE: will decrease resell value.
Blending — the only surefire way to make sure your personal data is destroyed!
At a Congressional hearing this morning that veered into contentious arguments and cringe-worthy moments, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spilled the beans on their social media monitoring project.
DHS Chief Privacy Office Mary Ellen Callahan and Director of Operations Coordination and Planning Richard Chavez appeared to be deliberately stonewalling Congress on the depth, ubiquity, goals, and technical capabilities of the agency’s social media surveillance. At other times, they appeared to be themselves unsure about their own project’s ultimate goals and uses. But one thing is for sure: If you’re the first person to tweet about a news story, or if you’re a community activist who makes public Facebook posts—DHS will have your personal information.
The step-by-step guide to using Google’s best offerings, but spreading your online eggs into more than just one big basket out in Mountain View, California.
The iPhone’s Face Recognition Will Change Social Media, Gaming, Online Privacy, Your Life
Privacy has been a hot topic lately with the recent discovery that your iPhone and iPad can track your every move. Artist Martin Backes has come up with a surveillance chic solution for the fashion-conscious paranoiac. Enjoy!
Do you lie awake at night, dreading that your kisser will show up on some stranger’s screen in the background of a Google Street View image? Then you need therapy. But if you can’t afford that, Martin Backes has designed some conceptual fashion headwear to assuage your paranoia. "Pixelhead" is a full-coverage mask decorated in pixelated colors, so that if you do get caught by Google Street View’s cameras, your privacy is assured. Your outrageous headwear will likely become viral meme-fodder all the same, but that’s beside the point. Continued…