It’s a rant Thursday, I suppose. What has happened in the world that demands that Americans must consider their own government to be an enemy that requires actions of defense? In a very short period of time, the realm that was once controlled by conspiracy theorists has gone mainstream. Millions of Americans are concerned about… Continue reading Is the NSA situation actually part of bigger plan?
With the government shutdown over and the NSA chief on his way out, the time is ripe for Washington to reintroduce the next leg of the SOPA-CISPA anti-piracy legislation. The difference is that this time you won’t hear nearly as much about it. We’re fatigued. That’s the biggest problem Americans face when it comes to… Continue reading How the next round of CISPA will come at us
We know they’re watching. That much is not in question. The only real debate that could possibly have enough substance to sway the American government is whether or not the data being collected is actually effective at identifying terrorists. In the infographic, you’ll see that, at least according to these formulas and calculations, the chances… Continue reading #Infographic: How accurate could the NSA be about terrorists?
There are entities in the world of technology that are out to get us. They want our data. They want to know our whereabouts. They want to limit the amount of internet we can access and they want to control which websites we can visit. They have billions of dollars they think they can protect… Continue reading Are we due for a technological revolt?
The majority of American’s do not want to be spied upon by the US (or any other) government. That much is clear. What the NSA and other agencies have done to continue and expand their powers for domestic spying are insulting at the least and possibly even dangerous. Most would agree with that as well.… Continue reading The NSA reform bill will make matters worse
According to Google’s Chairman of the Board, spying is part of the nature of society. He’s right. That much isn’t in question. What is of much more concern is that because he’s right and because society has become completely dependent on technology to keep the various logistics of day to day life in order, should… Continue reading Is it time to adjust to the technological nature of our society?
No, the NSA can’t magically hack all iPhones and smartphones, but just like malware developers, it has more than a few tricks up its sleeve for retrieving data stored on mobile devices. Is your smartphone a sitting duck for government intelligence agencies? Fears about the security afforded by smartphones rose sharply over the weekend, after… Continue reading 5 vulnerabilities the NSA can use on your smartphone
On one hand, it’s refreshing to see tech leaders such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg stepping forward to speak out about the despicable practices the US government in general and the NSA in particular are perpetrating against their own citizens. On the other hand, it’s strange to hear someone whose company has notoriously blurred the lines… Continue reading How does Mark Zuckerberg have the right to complain about privacy?
The National Security Agency’s searches of a database containing the phone records of nearly all Americans violated privacy protections for three years by failing to meet a court-ordered standard, according to court documents released Tuesday. The documents showed the violations continued until a judge ordered an overhaul of the program in 2009. Since the breadth… Continue reading NSA violated court-ordered privacy standards for three years
Up is down and down is up if you’re watching closely enough to what has been happening at the NSA and with the Obama administration the last few years. The President that was supposed to make things more transparent, less paranoid, and better for the common American has been caught repeatedly doing things that would… Continue reading NSA backdoor to domestic emails reopened secretly in 2011