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A Russia-linked cyber-espionage group has hacked into the controls of electricit...read more What is metadata, how is it used and why is it important? When we interact over ...read more Mass surveillance is the subjection of a population or significant component of ...read more There’s a good chance you were affected by the Equifax hack of 143 million nam...read more Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christoper Wylie, appearing before a committe...read more

Ditching smartphones: ‘Dumbphones’ with basic functions appealing to some

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — These days, our smartphones can do it all. http://vodtv-cbslocal.akamaized.net/phl/757/17/11/06/3758244/3758244_FD91E59D5F6849999A139B416496C7CD_171106_3758244_Ditching_Smartphones___Dumbphones__With_Basic_Fu_400.mp4 “Track my sleep,...

Online surveillance companies netting profits from your data

If the government isn’t accessing your data directly they are paying private companies that gather and pass data to any paying organization. These massive web crawlers in “fusion centers” troll social networks, dark web site, and various other source...

Hackers can unlock your device from a picture of you

If it’s built by a human, it can be hacked. For example, using a camera, a printer, and a cont...

Android Apps tracking users locations through hidden sounds

If you are a cell phone consumer you need to take heed to what apps you download. An increasing numb...

Popular Apps clandestinely broadcasting signals

Popular apps downloaded by millions of people are always on the look out for clandestine broadcasts ...

U.S. government catalog of cellphone surveillance

The intercept revealed internal U.S. government catalogue of dozens of cellphone surveillance device...

Angry Birds and ‘leaky’ phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ for user data

The National Security Agency and its UK counterpart GCHQ have been developing capabilities to ta...