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A number of items for your consideration today, readers. Thanks as always to our own ISC StormCast for Thursday, October 23rd 2014 http://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=4205, (Thu, Oct 23rd) Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:50:29 GMT
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Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires that leaves Americans with a surplus of stress and a deficit of facts. So it's no surprise that a cottage industry of privacy marketers now wants to sell them the solution in a $50 piece of hardware promising internet “anonymity” or “invisibility." And as with any panacea in a box, the quicker the fix, the more doubt it deserves.
The post Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely appeared first on WIRED.
Wyden spoke with WIRED about the difficulties of keeping mum on classified matters, about his public showdown with intelligence chief James Clapper over the NSA's data collection on Americans, and about the government's use of zero-day exploits.
The post Pro-Privacy Senator Wyden on Fighting the NSA From Inside the System appeared first on WIRED.
The Log Jammer blends into a natural setting to cut off that constant remote communication---to force people to experience the place they're in.
The post This Fake Log Jams Your Phone So You’ll Shut Up and Enjoy Nature appeared first on WIRED.
The FBI may get all the love (and movies), but the US Marshals Service is America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Brian Finke spent nearly four years embedded with the marshals, chronicling their daily lives with intimate, revealing images that peer into an often dangerous world. “I felt like it was my own version of the […]
The post Intimate Images of US Marshals From an Embedded Photographer appeared first on WIRED.
Apple's latest operating system OS X Yosemite pushes the limits of data collection tolerance: its desktop search tool Spotlight uploads your search terms in real time to Apple's remote servers, by default. Fortunately for Apple's angry users, however, this is one privacy invasion that's easy to cut short.
The post How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searches appeared first on WIRED.
While revelations from Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency’s massive database of phone records have sparked a national debate about its constitutionality, another secretive database has gone largely unnoticed and without scrutiny. The database, which affects unknown numbers of people, contains phone records that at least five police agencies in southeast Virginia have been […]
The post Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Records appeared first on WIRED.
Americans may have a Florida drug dealer to thank for expanding our right to privacy. Police departments around the country have been collecting phone metadata from telecoms and using a sophisticated spy tool to track people through their mobile phones—often without obtaining a warrant. But a new ruling out of Florida has curbed the activity […]
The post Cops Need a Warrant to Grab Your Cell Tower Data, Florida Court Rules appeared first on WIRED.
On Friday afternoon Kickstarter suspended the crowdfunding campaign for Anonabox, an initiative to sell a tiny, $45 router that would run all the user's online traffic over the anonymity network Tor.
The post Kickstarter Freezes Anonabox Privacy Router Project for Misleading Funders appeared first on WIRED.
The Tor-enabled router project known as Anonabox successfully tapped into thousands of Internet users' desire for simpler privacy tech. Unfortunately, it wasn't ready for the scrutiny that success brought with it.
The post Privacy Router Anonabox Gets $600K in Crowdfunding—And Huge Backlash appeared first on WIRED.
As a journalist, Laura Poitras was the quiet mastermind behind the publication of Edward Snowden’s unprecedented NSA leak. As a filmmaker, her new movie Citizenfour makes clear she’s one of the most important directors working in documentary today. And when it comes to security technology, she’s a serious geek.
The post Laura Poitras on the Crypto Tools That Made Her Snowden Film Possible appeared first on WIRED.