The USMCA, international trade and your digital rights

After months of negotiations and significant political tension, the United States, Canada and Mexico announced a new trade agreement earlier this week. The “new NAFTA” will be known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or the USMCA. In addition to other changes, the new deal includes a chapter on digital trade. While the USMCA will primarily … Continue reading “The USMCA, international trade and your digital rights”

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  • Apr 6, 2018
  • Josiah Wilmoth
  • Governments, Networking, News, Privacy,

Brazil’s ISPs Earn Failing Grades on Data Privacy

Brazil’s internet service providers (ISPs) earn failing grades on data privacy, researchers say. Earlier this month, Brazilian independent research center InternetLab — in partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation — released its annual report on how ISPs approach the personal data of its customers. Each company received ratings in six categories: data processing, data disclosure … Continue reading “Brazil’s ISPs Earn Failing Grades on Data Privacy”

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Privacy habits: Full-disk encryption goes from optional to very recommended

As US authorities decide they have the right to seize any data, the mandatory privacy suite expands: full-disk encryption goes from optional to very recommended, in addition to using a firewall and some sort of encrypting anonymizer. A decision by a U.S. appeals court says that all your hard drives can be searched without warrant … Continue reading “Privacy habits: Full-disk encryption goes from optional to very recommended”

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  • Mar 3, 2012
  • rasengan
  • News, Privacy, Programming, Security,

Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Applications can access your Photos, Contacts and Data too!

The recent privacy debacle surrounding third-party iOS applications and Android applications has garnered serious attention.  Researchers have discovered that minimal to no permissions are required for applications on these devices to access one’s contacts, photos, and other considerably confidential data. However, the fact is, this lack of a permission-based implementation has existed in almost all consumer-based operating … Continue reading “Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Applications can access your Photos, Contacts and Data too!”

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