Let's Encrypt has left its public beta phase, signalling that it's stable and ready for production use. The project also gained a new Gold sponsor, and several Silver and Platinum sponsor renewals.
Chelsea Manning has been allowed to receive Internet articles which the US Army had previously banned her from receiving. The EFF is still concerned about restrictions on internet content inmates get.
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Following the doxing of CIA director John Brennan by a teenager belonging to a hacking group, the FBI has sent out an advisory to law enforcement officials warning them of a similar risk.
Chinese hackers have been blamed for an attack at the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management which may have compromised the data of up to 4 million people in every federal agency.
According to newly discovered emails from the Sony Pictures hack late last year, Daniel Craig thinks that Bond wouldn't use a Sony smartphone because it isn't the best.
AfriLeaks, a new whisteblowing website backed by 19 media outlets and modeled after Assange's groundbreaking Wikileaks, aims to expose corruption in Africa through anonymous whistleblowing.
Rupert Murdoch - whose UK newspaper spent years invading individuals' privacy through 'phone hacking' - says that while the NSA's attitudes to privacy are bad, they're "nothing compared to Google".
A redditor has dumped online 40GB of files from Gamma International's servers, including the FinFisher Suite spyware's source code, support history, and various internal documents.
Are you afraid of the NSA spying on you? If so, you might want to do what Germany is considering: Ditch e-mail altogether and use the old fashioned typewriter... and not the electronic version either!
Edward Snowden has revealed documents showing that the NSA actively collects millions of images of the faces of citizens each day to be used in a new facial recognition system to identify criminals.
Whistle-blower Julian Assange of WikiLeaks has revealed Afghanistan to be the second nation to have all of its phone calls made from mobiles monitored, stored and archived by the NSA's MYSTIC program.
Thousands of Twitter users in Turkey are accessing VPN and Tor to bypass the government's ban of the social networking site. A forum has appeared on WikiLeaks, encouraging users to "use it anyway".
Thousands of demonstrators take to the streets of Germany after fears that it may become another "surveillance nation". German Chancellor Angela Merkel denied any involvement with the NSA.
Due to government leaks and other recent events, there has been serious discussion in Russia's government about going back to typewriters. Such a change could cut down on future potential leaks.
WikiLeaks tweeted yesterday that recently deceased Internet activist Aaron Swartz assisted them, was in contact with Julian Assange and may have been a source for the organisation.
Hackers identifying themselves as part of the Anonymous collective have admitted their guilt in an attack against PayPal, which the company alleges lost them £3.5 million during 2010.
Skype has dropped the ball on user privacy when it gave a Dutch 16-year old's personal information to a private security company without any legal obligation to do so.
Former BFFs Anonymous and WikiLeaks are breaking up over an election themed paywall, and Anonymous says they'll no longer support WikiLeaks or Julian Assange because of their 'filthy and rotten' ways.
A new Russian-developed software system called VoiceGrid Nation can identify a person in a matter of seconds, using only their voice matched against a massive database of recordings, or voice-prints.
FinSpy Mobile, a new spyware tool being marketed to law enforcement, can gain total access to your phone, tracking and recording you. The really scary part? It's already fallen into the wrong hands.
Kim Dotcom has shared some of his extremely ambitious plans with the internet via his Twitter account, indicating that he isn't going to give up on his goals for the future.
WikiLeaks is back up and running again, in the aftermath of the DDoS attacks by the mysterious 'AntiLeaks' group that followed the release of 'TrapWire' survillance documents.
WikiLeaks has been facing a sustained DDoS attack for over 5 days, with a new patriotic hacker group taking credit, but there could be more to the story (it involves surveillance and the government).
Due to their part in leaking video footage of American soldiers killing civilians in Baghdad, a prominent Icelandic MP has been advised to avoid going to the USA by her own government.