Archive For The “Privacy” Category

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, And The Wavering Pretense Of American Free Press – Disobedient Media

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The past few weeks have been particularly unpleasant for Jeff Bezos’ Amazon and The Washington Post, as news emerged that Amazon executive Roy Price was forced to resigne in the wake of sex abuse allegations. The claims added to reports of The Washington Post’s repressive policies towards the speech of their own writers. Despite all this, some legacy outlets publishedcalls for Bezos to replace Mike Pompeo as CIA Director, should Pompeo resign.

https://disobedientmedia.com/2017/10/jeff-bezos-amazon-and-the-wavering-pretense-of-american-free-press/?utm_source=Disobedient+Media&utm_campaign=064c6ea9b1-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_abbbc6117a-064c6ea9b1-30826219

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KRACK: WPA2 Wi-Fi Protocol Brocken

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According to researchers, the communication over HTTPS is secure (but may not be 100 percent secure) and cannot be decrypted using the KRACK attack. So, you are advised to use a secure VPN service—which encrypts all your Internet traffic whether it’s HTTPS or HTTP.

https://thehackernews.com/2017/10/wpa2-krack-wifi-hacking.html?m=1

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Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded – NYTimes.com

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A copy of a text message Mr. Raniere sent to a female follower indicates that he knew women were being branded and that the symbol’s design incorporated his initials.

“Not initially intended as my initials but they rearranged it slightly for tribute,” Mr. Raniere wrote, (“if it were abraham lincolns or bill gates initials no one would care.)”

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/nyregion/nxivm-women-branded-albany.html

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Israel’s Kaspersky hack reveals that Russia is crossing all the red lines – Israel News – Haaretz.com

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Boaz Dolev, CEO of ClearSky Cybersecurity, who was in charge of the security of Israeli government computer networks for thirteen years, said “there is an assumption in the cyber industry that many leading security companies in different countries cooperate with their governments. But what has been reported, that the internal search engine of the Kaspersky product was being used for targeted espionage in users’ computers, is breaking all the red lines.”

https://www.haaretz.com/amp/israel-news/1.816813

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Article V Con-Con Proponents Want to “Clarify” the Second Amendment

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The response of the Convention of States Project is troubling. “It’s called a ‘Clarification Clause,’ Rick, and that’s very much on the agenda of any number of the study groups that are currently being conducted around the country composed of COS Project advocates and their state legislators.” (Emphasis added.) In other words, it is very much on the agenda of the COS to alter the wording of the Second Amendment, in order to “clarify” its language for how they want it to read now.

https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/27117-article-v-con-con-proponents-want-to-clarify-the-second-amendment

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Silicon Valley Is Not Your Friend – The New York Times

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Now that Google, Facebook, Amazon have become world dominators, the questions of the hour are, can the public be convinced to see Silicon Valley as the wrecking ball that it is? And do we still have the regulatory tools and social cohesion to restrain the monopolists before they smash the foundations of our society?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/13/opinion/sunday/Silicon-Valley-Is-Not-Your-Friend.html?mtrref=undefined&gwh=0AED657BFBC047FD80AEEAC55A733A41&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion

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‘Do not disturb’ signs get another look after Las Vegas shooting – Las Vegas Review-Journal

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What would a honeymoon be without an inquisitive innkeeper…

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Photographer Proves End of Privacy Is Here Through Photos That Will Blow Your Mind

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How anonymous are you? Google knows what you’re looking for. Facebook knows what you like. The CIA knows how to use your TV/Smartphone to spy on you. Your communications are being monitored 24X7. You are being manipulated 24X7. You are being tracked 24X7.

http://anonymous-news.com/photographer-proves-end-of-privacy-is-here-through-photos-that-will-blow-your-mind/

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US Intelligence Unit Accused Of Illegally Spying On Americans’ Financial Records

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Over the past year, at least a dozen employees in another branch of the Treasury Department, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, have warned officials and Congress that US citizens’ and residents’ banking and financial data has been illegally searched and stored. And the breach, some sources said, extended to other intelligence agencies, such as the National Security Agency, whose officers used the Treasury’s intelligence division as an illegal back door to gain access to American citizens’ financial records. The NSA said that any allegations that it “is operating outside of its authorities and knowingly violating U.S. persons’ privacy and civil liberties is categorically false.”

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasonleopold/us-intelligence-unit-accused-of-illegally-spying-on?utm_term=.fdg6bKNBo#.kxValWd4R

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VPN, privacy and anonymity | SpiderOak

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“That’s the first and one of the most important details: anonymity is not retroactive. Which means, if you know what you are doing, you are going to become anonymous from one point and only from that point that “property” of your identity will be valid.

Before that point in time, you might as well have streamed a live recording of your whole life. Being anonymous basically works as follows: there are certain countries that assign an ID number to all its citizens, so every person born in it can be reduced on paper to that number. If we remove that ID, we are left with all the other details (hair color, height, etc) that aren’t unique, but combine them and you’ll have what we might call a pseudo-ID. Which is quite close to be as good as the actual ID number.”

Source: VPN, privacy and anonymity | SpiderOak

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