Hillary Clinton apologizes for private email server...
Article by Maggie Haberman for The New York Times
Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized Tuesday for using a private email server while she was secretary of state, calling it a “mistake” – uttering words that many of her allies had wanted to hear from her in hopes that they would quell the controversy that has dogged her presidential candidacy for weeks.
Article by Jacob Kastrenake for The Verge
Argentine dissidents are getting targeted by invasive spyware.
Article by Morgan Marquis-Boire for The Intercept
Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor known for doggedly investigating a 1994 Buenos Aires bombing, was targeted by invasive spy software downloaded onto his cellular phone shortly before his mysterious death. The software masqueraded as a confidential document and was intended to infect a Windows computer.
Apparently, "Orwellian" is no longer an appropriate reference for our surveillance state - we should dream to be so lucky to be back to Orwellian times, according to the new UN special rapporteur on privacy.
Article by Adam Alexander for The Guardian
The first UN privacy chief has said the world needs a Geneva convention style law for the internet to safeguard data and combat the threat of massive clandestine digital surveillance.
Everyday we rely on privacy policies. But let’s face it: No one reads them, and they don’t protect your privacy at all. More transparency and more user control is the real solution.
Article by TechDirt
The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T.
Last week Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released its Privacy Badger 1.0 -- a browser add-on that algorithmically detects and blocks online trackers. Your OpenMedia team is now extra secured :)
Article by Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released Privacy Badger 1.0, a browser extension that blocks some of the sneakiest trackers that try to spy on your Web browsing habits.
More than a quarter of a million users have already installed the alpha and beta releases of Privacy Badger. The new Privacy Badger 1.0 includes blocking of certain kinds of super-cookies and browser fingerprinting—the latest ways that some parts of the online tracking industry try to follow Internet users from site to site.