The Right to Anonymity is Vital to Free Expression: Now and Always

The Right to Anonymity is Vital to Free Expression: Now and Always

And yet, our right to anonymity online remains at risk.But most importantly, there are myriad reasons why anonymity and pseudonymity remain vital tools for free expression and safety.EFF was able to successfully appeal in District Court, however, and Darkspilver’s anonymity remains protected.

Redditor Wins Fight to Stay Anonymous

Redditor Wins Fight to Stay Anonymous

The judge ordered disclosure of Darkspilver’s identity to Watch Tower’s lawyer, so the organization could try to shore up its legal claims.An opinion released Monday said, “The record establishes that Darkspilver made fair use of the Watch Tower ad and chart.

Let's Encrypt Has Issued a Billion Certificates

Let's Encrypt Has Issued a Billion Certificates

Today 81% of page loads use HTTPS globally, and we’re at 91% in the United States!Today we serve nearly 192M websites with 13 full time staff and an annual budget of approximately $3.35M.

Everything you need to know about the “Right to be forgotten”

Everything you need to know about the “Right to be forgotten”

Of course, given competing interests and the hyper-connected nature of the Internet, the right to be forgotten is much more complicated than an individual simply requesting that an organization erase their personal data.

Newsrooms, let's talk about Office 365

Newsrooms, let's talk about Office 365

If your organization has an Office 365 Enterprise subscription, find out what rules your organization has set up in eDiscovery, audit logs, as well as any internal policies your organization may have for administrative data retention and access.

NIST Releases Version 1.0 of Privacy Framework

NIST Releases Version 1.0 of Privacy Framework

“The strong support the Privacy Framework’s development has already received demonstrates the critical need for tools to help organizations build products and services providing real value, while protecting people’s privacy.”.

Lifelabs Data Breach, the Largest Ever in Canada, May Cost the Company Over $1 Billion in Class-Action Lawsuit

Lifelabs Data Breach, the Largest Ever in Canada, May Cost the Company Over $1 Billion in Class-Action Lawsuit

An October hack of medical testing company LifeLabs exposed the sensitive personal information of an estimated 15 million Canadians.The LifeLabs data breach included lab test results and national health card numbers along with personally identifiable information including names, dates of birth, home addresses and email addresses.

Mozilla will soon delete Telemetry data when users opt-out in Firefox

Mozilla will soon delete Telemetry data when users opt-out in Firefox

The next stable version of the Firefox web browser, Firefox 72, includes a new option to have collected Telemetry data deleted.The next stable version of the Firefox web browser, Firefox 72, includes a new option to have collected Telemetry data deleted.

ACLU sues Homeland Security over ‘stingray’ cell phone surveillance

ACLU sues Homeland Security over ‘stingray’ cell phone surveillance

One of the largest civil liberties groups in the U.S. is suing two Homeland Security agencies for failing to turn over documents it requested as part of a public records request about a controversial cell phone surveillance technology.

1.2 billion people exposed in data leak includes personal info, LinkedIN, Facebook

1.2 billion people exposed in data leak includes personal info, LinkedIN, Facebook

The data within the three different PDL indexes also varied slightly, some focusing on scraped LinkedIN information, email addresses and phone numbers, while other indexes provided information on individual social media profiles such as a person’s Facebook, Twitter, and Github URLs. According to their website, the PDL application can be used to search: Over 1.5 Billion unique people, including close to 260 million in the US.

The Government Is Testing Mass Surveillance on the Border Before Turning It on Americans

The Government Is Testing Mass Surveillance on the Border Before Turning It on Americans

When the idea of a smart wall began gaining traction in 2017, three higher-ups from Palantir — the secretive data tech giant that has long been behind some of the government’s largest surveillance projects — left to co-found Anduril, a company dedicated to creating cutting-edge tech for border security.

E3 organization leaks data for over 2,000 journalists and analysts

E3 organization leaks data for over 2,000 journalists and analysts

If you attended the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show this year with a media badge, it’s possible that some of your sensitive data is now public.The ESA website was likely also accessible from Europe, and it contained info for European members of the press.

Studies prove once again that users are the weakest link in the security chain

Studies prove once again that users are the weakest link in the security chain

Organizations need to make sure users understand the importance of protecting sensitive data and safeguarding company assets, and that they’re aware of how their actions impact the overall security for the whole organization.

Massive Desjardins Group data breach caused by employee who's since been fired

Massive Desjardins Group data breach caused by employee who's since been fired

Laval police informed the financial-services giant that personal information of more than 2.9 million members has been shared with people outside of the organization. The largest data breach in history occurred in 2013 when three billion Yahoo accounts were hacked.

Abusing the GDPR to get someone’s intimate personal data.

Abusing the GDPR to get someone’s intimate personal data.

In other words: by only knowing your name, date of birth and home address; a criminal, your angry sister, your ex-partner or a disgruntled colleague is able to get all that personal information listed above and abuse it in any way possible.

Online Privacy Is Getting Worse: Data Breaches in 2019 on Track to Top Last Year’s Total

Online Privacy Is Getting Worse: Data Breaches in 2019 on Track to Top Last Year’s Total

The second-largest breach so far in 2019 was the loss of personal data from nearly 203 million job applicants that was exposed as a result of a misconfigured database.

Why Location is Everything for Privacy Services

Why Location is Everything for Privacy Services

In a blog post explanation to users, Riseup defended its cooperation with government agents, sharing that the targets of the warrants were reported to be extortionists, but Walsh notes: …[T]he truth is that didn’t comply because it was taking a high moral stance – on the contrary – it attempted to resist the warrants.

Double Edged Sword of Secure Traffic

Double Edged Sword of Secure Traffic

If this is a device issued by the organization or if a certificate is required to gain internet access, then the user effectively agrees to this level of supervision.

Sidewalk Labs’s ambitious smart city plans now face a legal battle

Sidewalk Labs’s ambitious smart city plans now face a legal battle

A civil liberties group in Canada is suing three tiers of government over potential privacy issues posed by Sidewalk Labs’s plan to develop a 12-acre smart city in Toronto , which will be approved or denied later this summer.

Controversial Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange has been Arrested in London

Controversial Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange has been Arrested in London

If organizations like Wikileaks are ultimately destroyed, we run the risk of having stolen data being posted unredacted and to untrustworthy sources, increasing the collateral damage of such information.

Privacy for the win! Startpage.com defeats Google and Bing to become best search engine

Privacy for the win! Startpage.com defeats Google and Bing to become best search engine

You see, following an in-depth investigation, German organization "Stiftung Warentest" has declared the search engine to be the best. With all of that said, provides Google search results without all the tracking -- it's the best of both worlds!

Cyber-Mercenary Groups Shouldn't be Trusted in Your Browser or Anywhere Else

Cyber-Mercenary Groups Shouldn't be Trusted in Your Browser or Anywhere Else

Browsers rely on this list of authorities, which are trusted to verify and issue the certificates that allow for secure browsing, using technologies like TLS and HTTPS.

99 Percent Foundation

99 Percent Foundation

Our Mission - Uniting and supporting the 99% around the world 99% refers to the lower 99% of the world's income distribution. By uniting the 99%, we wish to create a more justified world, a world where salaries are fair without discrimination and our privacy is not violated.

Windows 10 and HIPAA Compliance

Windows 10 and HIPAA Compliance

But during testing and planning deployment, Cortana and the mobile-OS-like features of sending data to third-parties begs the question, “Does Windows 10 violate HIPAA Privacy?” The short answer is that the default configuration of Windows 10 may violate HIPAA.

Facebook blocks third-party tools that collect information on political ads

Facebook blocks third-party tools that collect information on political ads

Plugins that scrape ads can expose people’s info if misused.” Considering the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal that rocked the company last year, this sounds like a reasonable measure to take, although shutting out nonprofits from the process of holding political ad buyers accountable does not help Facebook’s public image.

Returning Control of Our Personal Data – Hurrah for CCPA – Zak Rubinstein

Returning Control of Our Personal Data – Hurrah for CCPA – Zak Rubinstein

I received no less than nine letters from lawyers offering to represent me to oppose the police. We formed 1touch.io to deal with the problem that is on everyone’s mind, which is finding out what is actually happening with their private information.

You Should Set Up haveibeenpwned Alerts For Your Entire Organization Right Now

You Should Set Up haveibeenpwned Alerts For Your Entire Organization Right Now

John signs up with his work email address to the recruiting website and uses the same password that he uses for his Active Directory account on your organization’s network.

Half of the Tor Project's funding now comes from the private sector

Half of the Tor Project's funding now comes from the private sector

"In terms of percentages, while 2015 saw 85% of our funding coming from US government sources, 2016 saw the fraction drop to 76%, and in 2017 we're down to 51%," said Roger Dingledine, co-founder of the Tor Project and original developer of the Tor anonymity software.

The Real Cost of Technology – Step 1: Quantify Technology Costs

The Real Cost of Technology – Step 1: Quantify Technology Costs

At times they are sufficient processes done in ways driven more by job security and less by a desire to help the organization grow and succeed. In other cases, they are just the wrong tool and process for the wrong job.

The Cloud is NOT a Place

The Cloud is NOT a Place

It’s just mentally easier sometimes to use a term you think you understand, than to really dig into what it means and truly understand it. Further, I think the technical people who are responsible for using the term on us, should also bear the responsibility of not confusing us about this thing called “The Cloud.”