Posts with tag:
  • Surveillance

AT&T Time Warner Merger

AT&T/Time Warner Merger Proposal Raises Privacy Concerns

By now you’ve probably heard that AT&T bid $85 billion dollars to acquire Time Warner in the United States, in a merger that joins a service provider (distribution network) and content company. As company that advocates for privacy, the merger causes concern. Here’s…

AT&T Caught Spying

AT&T Caught Spying On Their Customers Again. This Time, For Profit.

By now, most people are aware that AT&T doesn’t do a great job of respecting customer privacy. They’ve been caught conducting mass surveillance on citizens numerous times, with no transparency into the programs in place. And now, just when it seemed their surveillance couldn’t…

UK spying on citizens for 17 years

UK Surveils Citizens Illegally for 17 Years

The United Kingdom has been illegally conducting surveillance on citizens and their personal data for over 17 years. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal revealed last week that British “security agencies” were “secretly and unlawfully” collecting large amounts of personal data on United Kingdom citizens…

The Surveillance Continues: Yahoo Scans Hundreds of Millions of User Emails

The Surveillance Continues: Yahoo Scans Hundreds of Millions of User Emails

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, yet every new revelation about the United States government’s sweeping surveillance of citizens still creates a stir. On October 4, Reuters broke news that Yahoo was surveilling the email of hundreds of millions of users – on request…

Rule 41 Threat of Surveillance

Rule 41 Gets Closer to Law, Threat of Surveillance Increases

Update – November 29, 2016: If no action is taken, Rule 41 and it’s alarming hacking provisions will go into place in two days, on December 1, 2016. This rule is particularly concerning for anyone who uses a VPN, Tor or even disables location settings…

FISA section 702

FISA Section 702 Reform: The Upcoming Debate About Our Freedom

The following is a guest post by Jadzia Butler, the Privacy, Surveillance, and Security Fellow for the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). More information about the author is displayed below. Imagine a world of constant, ubiquitous surveillance where your every move may be…

Poland introduces surveillance legislation

Poland Enacts New Surveillance Law

Last week, Poland signed some new anti-terror rules into law in an effort to increase security in the country. As with many similar laws, Poland cited terrorism as a reason for the legislation — but it poses some major risks to privacy and civil…

Russia Internet Data Storage Law

Russia Proposes Increased Surveillance, Weakening Encryption

Russia, an already surveillance-prone country, has proposed new anti-terrorism legislation that would mandate Internet service providers (ISPs) store customer metadata for up to three years AND store the actual contents of customer communications for up to six months. This data would then be…

Stop the proposed changes to rule 41

Join EFF’s Day of Action: Tell the Government to Stop Hacking Computers, Reject Changes to Rule 41

Golden Frog signed on to a coalition letter organized by EFF that aims to stop changes to Rule 41. The changes to federal Rule 41 would allow law enforcement to more easily “break into our computers, take data, and engage in remote surveillance.” The changes…

Coalition Groups Call for End to FISA Section 702

Coalition Groups Call for End to FISA Section 702

The FISA amendments expire in December of 2017 – but for many coalition groups behind a new website, it’s not too early to start thinking about what will happen next. An effort led by Fight for the Future is advocating for an end to…