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90% of People the NSA Spies on Are Not Real Targets, Report Says

David Smothers July 7, 2014

The National Security Agency’s wide-reaching Internet surveillance dragnet sweeps up more ordinary Internet users’ communications than previously thought, according to a new report. Nine out of 10 people on which the NSA spied were not actually the intended targets of its surveillance, and nearly half of the surveillance files either belonged to U.S. citizens or… Continue Reading »

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New Vulnerability Found in Every Single Version of Internet Explorer

David Smothers April 27, 2014

According to a confirmation by Microsoft late last night, a new zero day vulnerability has been found to affect every version of Internet Explorer. In other words—over a quarter of the entire browser market. Attacks taking advantage of the vulnerability are largely targeting IE versions 9, 10, and 11 in something called a “use after… Continue Reading »

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Facebook Removes A Privacy Setting You Might Have Been Using

David Smothers October 11, 2013

Facebook has removed a certain privacy setting from the accounts of “a small percentage of people” still using it: from now on, there is no way to prevent your Timeline from coming up when someone searches for you by name. But it’s not as dire as it sounds. The setting allowed a user to control… Continue Reading »

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Google’s Going to Start Sticking Your Face and Name in Ads

David Smothers October 11, 2013

This was bound to happen. Following Facebook’s highly controversial attempts to make social endorsements ubiquitous on the site, Google just announced a Terms of Service update that will enable the company to use your name, photo and endorsements in its advertising network. So how does that make you feel? Google obviously wants you to feel… Continue Reading »

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How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy Now That Old Posts Are Searchable

David Smothers October 1, 2013

As of yesterday, Facebook Graph Search has officially opened its big, omniscient arms to every last check-in, status update, note, and comment you’ve ever posted throughout your entire Facebook career. Which, yes, sounds pretty terrifying, but don’t worry—we’re here to help you cover your tracks. Thankfully, Facebook has given us the tools we need to… Continue Reading »

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The NSA Is Collecting Emails and Texts for Just Mentioning “Targets”

David Smothers August 8, 2013

There’s a story in the New York Times today that details how the NSA hasn’t just been tracking communications to and from (potential) foreigners of interest—it’s actually tracking all emails and text messages that potentially mention these targets. That dragnet just got a lot wider. This is the actualization of the tired and at one… Continue Reading »

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Let’s Talk About FAIRVIEW, the NSA’s Plan to “Own the Internet”

David Smothers July 12, 2013

At this point in time, everyone is properly upset about the National Security Agency’s PRISM program and the seemingly endless surveillance it enabled. But guess what? It’s not the only one. Sprinkled in the NSA files leaked by Edward Snowden are some details about FAIRVIEW, a sort of international version of PRISM. Along with a… Continue Reading »

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Reclaim Your Privacy With Glowing Glasses That Foil Facial Recognition

David Smothers June 19, 2013

In a time when it seems like the privacy we all enjoyed was just a smokescreen, it’s nice to know there’s at least one way to fight back against all the systems designed to keep track of our comings and goings. Developed by Japan’s National Institute of Informatics, these glasses include eleven LEDs that blast… Continue Reading »

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The Massive Facial Recognition Database That’s Hiding in Plain Sight

David Smothers June 17, 2013

It’s only natural to be a little skeeved out by the idea that the government is slurping up your private data behind the scenes, but there’s a very public piece of your data being collected as well: the look on your face. There’s already a national database of over 120 million faces, and the Washington… Continue Reading »

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Google Maps Is About to Get More Personal

David Smothers May 17, 2013

Google Maps is getting personal. At Google’s I/O developer’s conference in San Francisco today, the tech giant announced that it has rebuilt Google Maps so that it pulls information about users from all of Google’s services — including search and Google+ — in order to serve up maps that are tailored to a user’s interests…. Continue Reading »

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