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US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand Demand Encryption Backdoors


The US and the other Five Eyes governments have made their decision in the old argument of privacy versus security.   We no longer have a right to privacy.   We may no longer communicate without someone reading all our mail.  The delicate balance is no longer being maintained as of now,  The top law enforcement bodies… Continue reading US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand Demand Encryption Backdoors

Cybersecurity · Privacy · Security

iRobot Wants to Sell Mapping Data Collected by Roomba Vacuums to a Tech Company Like Apple


There are three concerns at issue here. Privacy Security Profit One is not like the other two.  IRobot wants to sell your privacy and possibly your security for profit. </end editorial> Monday July 24, 2017 4:42 PM PDT by Juli Clover iRobot CEO Colin Angle today told Reuters that he hopes indoor mapping data collected by Roomba automatic vacuum… Continue reading iRobot Wants to Sell Mapping Data Collected by Roomba Vacuums to a Tech Company Like Apple

Cybersecurity · Privacy

Apple Retains Far More iPhone Call Data Than You May Realize


by Robert Hackett @rhhackett NOVEMBER 17, 2016 Apple iCloud automatically stores logs for as long as four months, a Russian security firm reports. Apple continuously stores customers’ call history on its iCloud servers for as long as four months, cautioned Elcomsoft, a Russian computer forensics firm, on Thursday. Anyone who uses an iPhone or iPad automatically transmits… Continue reading Apple Retains Far More iPhone Call Data Than You May Realize

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Don’t use a VPN in United Arab Emirates – unless you wanna risk jail and a $545,000 fine


Arab monarchy tries to slam door on privacy tools 28 Jul 2016 at 20:54, Iain Thomson A royal edict from the president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) may have effectively made it illegal for anyone in the country to use a VPN or secure proxy service. Those caught could face jail time and fines… Continue reading Don’t use a VPN in United Arab Emirates – unless you wanna risk jail and a $545,000 fine

Privacy

On Verizon Sharing MetaData with the US Government


Yesterday, June 5, 2013, the Guardian unleashed a story, here, which has taken people’s online attention by storm.  The story says that Verizon is sharing metadata with the US government.  The difference is it is not just communications with foreign entities, it includes domestic conversations as well.  The only good news is that it does… Continue reading On Verizon Sharing MetaData with the US Government

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The Sheep Stop Here: Another Church Committee or Full Review of Privacy Laws Needed? – Forbes


Please read this excellent article by Jody Westby.  I had the opportunity to talk with her in March 2012, her knowledge, her intuition, her experience and her deep and quick wit are an absolute joy to behold.  I believe this article has the potential of causing a deep and searing examination of our national security… Continue reading The Sheep Stop Here: Another Church Committee or Full Review of Privacy Laws Needed? – Forbes