• Jul 14, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

Which would you prefer: backdoored crypto, government malware – or the third way?

As regular readers of this blog will have noticed, one of the hottest topics in the world of online privacy is government access to communications. Essentially, the authorities want to be able to read encrypted information, but at the same time, they insist that they do not want to weaken the online security of law-abiding … Continue reading “Which would you prefer: backdoored crypto, government malware – or the third way?”

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  • Jun 21, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

Police use of trojans to hack into mobile phones will become routine under new German law

A new law allowing the German police to hack into mobile phones for even minor crimes, is expected to be passed by the German parliament this week [update: the law has now been passed]. Currently, the use of a “Staatstrojaner” – government trojan – is only permitted in order to prevent future terrorist attacks. Under … Continue reading “Police use of trojans to hack into mobile phones will become routine under new German law”

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  • Jul 8, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • News, Privacy, Security,

PIA Adds Ad Blocker: Introducing Private Internet Access MACE™

July 8th, 2016: Private Internet Access MACE™ is a new feature that block ads, trackers and malware. Private Internet Access (PIA) has always sought to provide the most privacy-preserving solutions for customers using the PIA desktop client. After all, “Privacy is our Policy.” Online advertising is often a free-for-all where the end user loses. That’s … Continue reading “PIA Adds Ad Blocker: Introducing Private Internet Access MACE™”

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