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I noticed an AFP story posted by Al Jazeera America titled Iran could allow in Google, other tech companies if they follow rules. It included the following: Iran could allow Internet giants such as Google to operate in the the country if they respect its “cultural” rules, Fars news agency said on Sunday, quoting a senior official. […]

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If you own an iPhone or Android handset and care about your #privacy, there’s no longer much of an excuse not to encrypt every conversation you have. Now a free, zero-learning-curve #app exists for both text and voice that can keep those communications fully encrypted, so that no one but the person holding the phone […]

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The thing about infrastructure is that everyone uses it. If it’s secure, it’s secure for everyone. And if it’s insecure, it’s insecure for everyone. This forces some hard policy choices. When I was working with the Guardian on the Snowden documents, the one top-secret program the NSA desperately did not want us to expose was […]

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For years the #government has kept mum about its use of a powerful #phone surveillance technology known as a stingray. The #justice department and local law enforcement agencies insist that the only reason for their secrecy is to prevent suspects from learning how the #devices work and devising #methods to thwart them. But a court […]

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