• Sep 2, 2020
  • Glyn Moody
  • Censorship, Encryption, General Privacy News, Governments, Surveillance,

The privacy perils of using a mesh network – and why we urgently need one that is robust and open source

One of the reasons why protecting privacy is so hard is that our data is vulnerable in so many ways as it flows across the Internet. Threats can come from the companies that run online services, ISPs, telecom companies and governments. That’s bad enough for everyday situations, but in extreme ones, those weaknesses can have … Continue reading “The privacy perils of using a mesh network – and why we urgently need one that is robust and open source”

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  • Dec 17, 2019
  • rasengan
  • Announcements, General Privacy News, VPN,

Don’t Trust. Verify.

The VPN industry looks just like the world of religion – everyone has their different beliefs on who to trust. However, even the diamond in the rough lied to the princess. Is it really possible to blindly trust a person or entity without getting hurt in the end? Those of you who say yes, lucky … Continue reading “Don’t Trust. Verify.”

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Huawei Could Rebuild Trust in Their Products Through Open Source

Chinese Megacorp Huawei has been in the news over the last few months because companies and entire nations have been banning their equipment over spying concerns. There has been little public evidence of such spying taking place on a large scale, but the action of multiple countries within the fourteen eyes surveillance alliance suggests that … Continue reading “Huawei Could Rebuild Trust in Their Products Through Open Source”

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Reproducible Builds – Solving an Old Open Source Problem to Improve Security

One of the billion-dollar problems in the world of computers is getting software to act reliably. Fundamentally, when software misbehaves, it leads to flaws that can impact performance, reliability and security. One of the best things about computers is that they do exactly what you tell them to do. One of the worst things about … Continue reading “Reproducible Builds – Solving an Old Open Source Problem to Improve Security”

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TV Addons: Legal battle against Canadian media giants demonstrates severe consequences facing developers accused of copyright infringement

Earlier this year, a coalition of Canadian media groups including Bell, Rogers, Quebecor, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, presented a controversial proposal to the Canadian telecommunications regulator to implement a website-blocking system and independent agency to respond to online piracy.  While the “FairPlay Coalition” is seeking additional tools to respond to piracy and copyright infringement, … Continue reading “TV Addons: Legal battle against Canadian media giants demonstrates severe consequences facing developers accused of copyright infringement”

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