Big Telecoms with Questionable Motives are Starting VPN Services

We are in a world where everyone is trying to get a hold of your information. Corporations and governments want to know what you’re buying, what you’re saying, and essentially what you’re thinking. The world is waking up to the Internet’s privacy problem, and an arms race has started between groups trying to harvest your … Continue reading “Big Telecoms with Questionable Motives are Starting VPN Services”

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  • Aug 4, 2018
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, Networking, News, Privacy, Security,

Dedicated first responder network raises privacy, transparency and net neutrality issues

Providing first responders such as the police, fire services and paramedics with the best available technology makes sense. Lives can be saved and disasters averted if action is taken as promptly as possible, and key information shared widely among relevant personnel. But as previous posts on Privacy News Online have noted, the enhanced capabilities of … Continue reading “Dedicated first responder network raises privacy, transparency and net neutrality issues”

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  • Jun 27, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Net Neutrality, News, Privacy,

AT&T GigaPower plans to charge extra per month again if you want privacy, no ads

AT&T plans to reinstate their GigaPower pay-for-privacy scheme, as revealed by AT&T VP Robert Quinn in a recent interview with C-SPAN. In 2014, AT&T started offering GigaPower 300 Mbps fiber internet in cities around the United States. Users signing up had the option of paying $29 more per month to guarantee that AT&T doesn’t snoop … Continue reading “AT&T GigaPower plans to charge extra per month again if you want privacy, no ads”

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  • Oct 26, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

AT&T actually sells leads to DEA and local law enforcement using Project Hemisphere

AT&T has been running a for-profit mass surveillance program, called Project Hemisphere,┬ásince 2007. Everybody already knows about AT&T cooperation with NSA mass surveillance metadata database… This is a separate program that allows law enforcement to access all of AT&T’s data at will, even though the information is never handled by law enforcement, which apparently makes … Continue reading “AT&T actually sells leads to DEA and local law enforcement using Project Hemisphere”

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