Mobile phones broadcast their location even when they’re not being used to place a call or text and even when GPS is off, emitting signals sent to cell phone towers nearby from wherever we are in the world. 714 more words
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Microsoft’s public relations department was on encrypted cloud nine yesterday, riding a wave of high-five press reports for their swift action to protect consumers from National Security Agency surveillance. 456 more words
If you haven’t noticed lately I’ve been posting updates from some of the more sensational stories of 2013. One story that confounded many was this interjection at the end of the “Government Shutdown 2013;” it was this story involving Diane Reidy a House stenographer who stood up and lamented that “God would not be mocked,” and that the US was not of God, because “if it had–it would have never been.” Other regurgitations involved a… 598 more words
The city of Bluffdale, Utah, gave the National Security Agency a sweetheart deal on water. According to a Nov. 28 story in the Salt Lake Tribune, the town extended the NSA discounted rates below its own guidelines and the average in Utah to secure a contract with the spy agency. Bluffdale also…
Headline says it all, baby. Hope & Change.
Via a post on Microsoft News, it cites a post by Microsoft’s Chief General Counsel Brad Smith, where he promises a number initiatives the company is taking to protect customer data mostly revolved around transparency and strengthening encryption: 325 more words
The US National Reconnaissance Office, which is responsible for America’s prodigious fleet of spy satellites, launched a secret satellite into orbit on December 5, and this is its mission logo. 204 more words