• 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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  • Mar 20, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • News, Privacy, Security,

Microsoft Windows 10 has a keylogger enabled by default – here’s how to disable it

Many Windows 10 users are unknowingly sending the contents of every keystroke they make to Microsoft due to an enabled-by-default keylogger. This function has been around since the beginning of Windows 10, and is a prime example of why you should never go through the default install process on any Operating System. Windows 10 privacy has … Continue reading “Microsoft Windows 10 has a keylogger enabled by default – here’s how to disable it”

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  • Jul 21, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

France issues formal notice to Microsoft about Windows 10: “stop collecting excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent.”

The French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has issued a formal notice to Microsoft regarding Windows 10 privacy and security concerns. The agency, along with the other European countries in the Article 29 working group on data privacy, have been investigating Microsoft since the release of Windows 10 last year. The CNIL has been responsible … Continue reading “France issues formal notice to Microsoft about Windows 10: “stop collecting excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent.””

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  • Jul 19, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

US Department of Justice seeks to overturn recent Microsoft ruling; allow search warrants to be served internationally

In spite of a recent court ruling to the contrary, the US Government still wants to serve search warrants to companies outside of its legal national jurisdiction. According to a report by the WSJ, The Obama Administration recently revealed that they had been working on these agreements for some time, and the first such search … Continue reading “US Department of Justice seeks to overturn recent Microsoft ruling; allow search warrants to be served internationally”

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