Once upon a time, whistleblowers relied on tricks like fake glasses and invisible ink to conceal their identities. Now those analog disguises are getting a digital makeover, thanks to a project called Invisible.im.
"I felt like digitally I was already being exposed, and physically, I just felt like that was a apart of the statement," Chen says. "While wearing it, just the amount of activity that happened made me realize how much it was showing off."
With the support of the American Civil Liberties Union, Google, Reddit, and other organizations, Reset the Net asks developers to add security features, such as HTTPS and SSL protections, to deter spying.
“We need to stop using the word “privacy” as if it means something.”
Kaliya Hamlin, or Kaliya Identity Woman, as she’s known, is a driving, entrepreneurial force for a new kind of ethical data economy: One that puts control of our personal information back into the individual’s hands. Join Fast Company reporter Sydney Brownstone as she chats live with Kaliya on Friday, February 7th at 1pm Eastern.
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Is this a good thing or a bad thing? On one hand, it allows for ease of communication, and could potentially take on the world of email. On the other hand… spam.
BitTorrent on the mysterious NSA-related billboards that got NY and Silicon Valley talking
Uh-oh I got the ill communication! A recent software update to Hangouts may be the culprit but Google is currently investigating the issue.
Yes, the iPhone fingerprint sensor can be “hacked.” No, you shouldn’t worry about it.
“Even if the attack proves to be real, this isn’t a casual, fast trick. The attacker would have to be lucky enough to get a perfect print of the correct finger to unlock the iPhone, which means they’d have to find that specific print, or be forced to try several fake prints. Anyone this intent on hacking your iPhone would need prolonged access to it.”
To avoid obeying government requests to spy on its users, Edward Snowden’s email provider, Lavabit, has decided to simply pull the plug.
The top two images are heat maps of stores’ foot traffic, and the third is a map of a shopper’s movements between a chain’s various stores. Here’s what brick-and-mortar stores see when the track you.
“They were peppering my husband with questions. Where is he from? Where are his parents from? They asked about me, where was I, where do I work, where do my parents live. Do you have any bombs, they asked. Do you own a pressure cooker? My husband said no, but we have a rice cooker. Can you make a bomb with that? My husband said no, my wife uses it to make quinoa. What the hell is quinoa, they asked…”
In the new America, a woman and her husband were questioned by their local police department when two separate Google searches converged in an unpleasant way. But how did the police find out what they were Googling?
This heatmap shows the areas of a store that get the most foot traffic.
Brick-and-mortar stores are tracking you. But what do they see?