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  1. FBI Director Christopher Wray continues pushing for encryption back doors

    The encryption war is quiet now, but the murky back-and-forth between…

  2. EFF calls on Apple to let users truly encrypt iCloud backups as part of ‘fix it already’ initiative

    When data is backed up to iCloud, it’s encrypted so that Apple, and not just the user, can access it…

  3. Cellebrite, the Feds’ favorite iPhone hacking tool, is selling on ebay for $100 – and it’s leaking data

    hen eBay merchant Mr. Balaj was looking through a pile of hi-fi junk at an auction in the U.K…

  4. FBI: End-to-end encryption like Apple’s ‘infects’ law enforcement

    Nearly three years after the Federal Bureau of Investigation abandoned an effort to force Apple Inc…

  5. China orders short video apps to censor all content, including user comments, political satire and sexual moaning

    Video app operators are not allowed to ridicule, satirize, oppose, defame the socialist mode, theory, system, and culture with Chinese characteristics, and the country’s major principles and policies…

  6. Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others denounce Australia’s ‘deeply flawed’ anti-encryption law

    Apple, Google and Microsoft have denounced the Australian government’s decision to pass an anti-encryption law that…

  7. Backdoors: Australia passes laws allowing spies and police to snoop on encrypted communications

    Australia Thursday passed controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications…

  8. Apple to Australia: This is no time to weaken encryption; access only for ‘good guys’ is a false premise

    Apple has filed its formal opposition to a new bill currently being proposed by the Australian government…

  9. Apple urges Australian government not to destroy encryption with ‘backdoors’

    Apple has submitted its formal response to a draft bill undergoing debate by the Australian government…

  10. Apple, other tech giants denounce proposed Australian law seeking encryption ‘backdoor’

    Four global tech giants – Facebook, Apple, Alphabet and Amazon – will oppose an Australian law…

  11. China’s chilling ‘Social Credit System’ is straight out of dystopian sci-fi, and it’s already switched on

    A sprawling, technological mass surveillance network the likes of which the world has never seen…

  12. Australia plans law for tech firms to hand over encrypted private data or face millions in fines, jail time for execs

    Australia on Tuesday proposed a new law requiring technology firms…

  13. More proof that iPhone backdoors are a stupid idea: Massive cache of law enforcement personnel data leaks

    A data breach at a federally funded active shooter training center has exposed the personal data of thousands of US law enforcement officials…

  14. Apple highlights user privacy as Facebook exec steps down

    Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook takes every opportunity to highlight his company’s commitment to privacy…

  15. Bipartisan ‘Secure Data Act’ would make it illegal for U.S. government to demand backdoors

    A new bill introduced in Congress gets encryption right…

  16. Fired FBI director James Comey reveals how Apple’s encryption efforts drove him crazy

    Fired FBI director James Comey writes about President Trump while also addressing other aspects of his career…

  17. Facebook’s surveillance machine

    Facebook’s business model involves having people go to the site for social interaction, only to be quietly subjected to an enormous level of surveillance…

  18. Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg AWOL from Facebook’s damage control session

    Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg declined to face his employees on Tuesday to explain…

  19. U.S. FTC reportedly probing Facebook’s abuse of personal data as UK summons Zuckerberg for questioning

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether the use of personal data from 50 million Facebook users…

  20. Yet another Facebook debacle means it’s time for an Apple social network

    The emerging Cambridge Analytica/Facebook affair…

  21. The problem isn’t Cambridge Analytica: It’s Facebook

    Cambridge Analytica garnered headlines across the world on Friday as Facebook formally suspended the company…

  22. It’s past time for you to STOP USING FACEBOOK

    Facebook’s past two years have been all about ethical and technological crises that hurt users most of all…

  23. Delete your Facebook: The only way to win the social game is not to play

    Facebook has been caught allowing the personal data of fifty million users — 50,000,000 — get siphoned off by political data company Cambrige Analytica…

  24. How you access the super creepy data that Facebook has on you

    Don’t be fooled by the ‘bring the world closer together’ motto: if Facebook’s here, it’s only to make money by selling ads…

  25. Facebook asks users: Should we allow men to ask children for sexual images?

    Facebook whether pedophiles requesting sexual pictures from children should be allowed on its website…

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