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Wikimedia wins small victory in challenge to NSA “Upstream” spying

“This surveillance will finally face badly needed scrutiny in our public courts.”

​Snowden praises open source for protecting privacy

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden claims 21st century political freedom and privacy is springing from open-source software.

Snowden Advocates the Need for Open-Source and OpenStack

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden says that open-source and OpenStack can help users avoid the silent vulnerability of things they don't control or influence.

Snowden Advocates the Need for Open Source and OpenStack

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says that open source and OpenStack can help users avoid the silent vulnerability of things they don't control or influence.

Supreme Court asked to rule if cops need warrant for cell-site...

Warrantless cell-site tracking has become extremely important to crime fighting.

Snowden Says Mass Surveillance Programs ‘Are About Power’

Edward Snowden shared his views of the implications of mass surveillance programs and the government's objective in implementing them.

Red Flag Windows: Microsoft modifies Windows OS for Chinese government

Chinese government blocked Microsoft product purchases after NSA leaks.

Cebit showcases security after Snowden

It's almost four years since Edward Snowden leaked U.S. National Security Agency documents revealing the extent of the organization's surveillance of global internet traffic, but he's still making the headlines in Germany.At the Cebit trade show in Hannover, Germany, he'll be looking back at that period in live video interview from Moscow on Tuesday evening.[ Safeguard your data! The tools you need to encrypt your communications and web data. • Maximum-security essential tools for everyday encryption. • InfoWorld's encryption Deep Dive how-to report. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]There have been a lot of changes on the internet in those four years, but one of the biggest is the growth in the use of encryption.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

It’s time to turn on HTTPS: the benefits are well worth...

After Edward Snowden revealed that online communications were being collected en masse by some of the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies, security experts called for encryption of the entire web.

Four years later, it looks like we’ve passed the tipping point.The number of websites supporting HTTPS—HTTP over encrypted SSL/TLS connections—has skyrocketed over the past year.

There are many benefits to turning on encryption, so if your website not yet support the technology it’s time to make the move.[ Safeguard your data! The tools you need to encrypt your communications and web data. • Maximum-security essential tools for everyday encryption. • InfoWorld's encryption Deep Dive how-to report. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]Recent telemetry data from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox shows that over 50 percent of web traffic is now encrypted, both on computers and mobile devices. Most of that traffic goes to a few large websites, but even so, it’s a jump of over 10 percentage points since a year ago.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

US spies still won’t tell Congress the number of Americans caught...

Electronic surveillance programs Prism, Upstream hang in the congressional balance.

Wikileaks publishes docs from what it says is trove of CIA...

Docs claim CIA can defeat WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram encryption, among other apps.

American Spies: how we got to age of mass surveillance without...

Review: law prof explains how the road to bad law is paved with good intentions.