iOS 8’s WiFi location privacy isn’t as powerful as you might think

If you were hoping that iOS 8’s ability to hide your device ID from nearby WiFi networks would render you invisible to nosy hotspot operators, you’ll want to dial back your expectations a bit. AirTight Networks’ Bhupinder Misra has found that Apple’s hardware address randomization only kicks in under a very narrow set of circumstances. […]

How the NSA wants total population control

William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold War but resigned soon after September 11, disgusted by Washington’s move towards mass surveillance. On 5 July he spoke at a conference in London organised by the Centre for […]

Don’t Listen to Google and Facebook: The Public-Private Surveillance Partnership Is Still Going Strong

And real corporate security is still impossible. If you’ve been reading the news recently, you might think that corporate America is doing its best to thwart NSA surveillance.

Singapore’s Precarious Surveillance State The Envy Of US Intelligence Agencies

Total Information Awareness (TIA) is quite probably the world’s largest surveillance program, created by the US Information Awareness Office. TIA gathered up electronic records – emails, phone logs, internet searches, airline reservations, hotel bookings, credit card transactions, medical reports – looking for  “pre-crime” indicators, much as in the movie, Minority Report. TIA operated from February […]

How Do We Tell Our Children About the New World Order?

No Blueprint for Parenting America’s southern border has disintegrated. Ebola has entered America, Russia and NATO are mobilizing in and around Ukraine in what could be the beginning of World War III our economy is one slight push from free fall, we have foreign troops, who have promised us harm, training on our soil. And […]

How Safe Are Child GPS Trackers?

Perhaps you know a parent that uses Child GPS tracking with intentions of keeping their children safe. While it may seem like a safe idea to keep track of where your children are when you are not around, new advances in technology claim that there are dangers involved with child GPS trackers. Below is some […]

Your iPhone may be rigged to spy on you

iOS forensic examiner Jonathan Zdziarski may know more about iPhones than any other non-Apple employee. Yet even he can’t find a reason for some of the mystery features buried within the iOS operating system, which look an awful lot like security backdoors that bypass user-designated data protections. The features could be there to let Apple […]

Blowback from the NSA Surveillance

There’s one piece of blowback that isn’t being discussed — aside from the fact that Snowden has killed the chances of any liberal arts major getting a DoD job for at least a decade — and that’s how the massive NSA surveillance of the Internet affects the US’s role in Internet governance. Ron Deibert makes […]