mass surveillance

tor

This SIM Card Forces All of Your Mobile Data Through Tor

"This is about sticking a middle finger up to mobile filtering, mass surveillance."
Joseph Cox
10.22.18
uk

The Troubling Metadata Sharing Program That Was Just Revealed in the UK

Through MILKWHITE, low level agencies such as the Metropolitan Police can access metadata collected by GCHQ.
Joseph Cox
6.7.16
News

The RCMP Are Being Investigated Over Controversial Spy Tech

The use of "StingRays" in Canada may finally come to light.
Jordan Pearson
4.13.16
uk

'The UK Does Not Undertake Mass Surveillance,' Says UK Home Secretary

Theresa May was challenged by MPs on controversial proposed surveillance laws.
Joseph Cox
1.14.16
News

EU Parliament Asks European Countries to Protect Edward Snowden from the US

Snowden scores a symbolic victory, but his legal situation is unlikely to change in the short term.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.29.15
Reddit

The Man Behind ‘One of the Biggest Trollings of r/Conspiracy’ Ever

How a fake website for a fake company took the internet for a short and wild ride.
Robert Hastings
6.5.15
Reddit

Someone Is Pretending to Be an FBI Shell Company

One of the fake companies flying spy planes has a thing for Kim Dotcom.
Janus Kopfstein
6.3.15
Culture

John Oliver to Edward Snowden: 'No One Knows Who the Fuck You Are'

Oliver gives Snowden some much-needed real talk. Will it change anything?
Jason Koebler
4.6.15
Internet

The Votes Are In: Americans Don't Care About Privacy

Tuesday’s elections were not good for the internet or for your civil liberties.
Jason Koebler
11.5.14
politics

How Politicians Are Using ISIS to Preserve the Surveillance State

First it was al-Qaeda. Now it's ISIS. There's nothing like a new, distant threat to make people to forget they should care about their civil liberties.
Jason Koebler
9.15.14
politics

This Legislation Could Right (Some of) the Patriot Act's Wrongs

The Senate takes its first stab at real surveillance reform.
Jason Koebler
7.30.14
politics

The NSA Reform Bill the House Passed Today Is a Watered-Down Piece of Nonsense

The USA Freedom Act has been an exercise in time wasting and political grandstanding.
Jason Koebler
5.22.14