The Surveillance Society Is Here, and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself
Opinion

The Surveillance Society Is Here, and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

George Orwell’s 1984 featured a dystopian England, and indeed, a world, of three superstates that all ran according to the same principles. Eternal war, eternal ignorance, and eternal subservience, whether realized or not. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU was this book’s addition to the American lexicon for many, many people. The means of surveillance were…

How the CIA Spies On Your Everyday Life, According to WikiLeaks
Opinion

How the CIA Spies On Your Everyday Life, According to WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks’ latest release from the Vault 7 series of CIA leaks, sheds more light on how ordinary people can be easily tracked and targeted by the US intelligence agency through everyday electronic devices. Since March 7, WikiLeaks has revealed CIA hacking techniques used to weaponize mobile phones, conduct surveillance via smart TVs, and load and…

Here’s North Korea’s Totalitarian Android Tablet
Technology

Here’s North Korea’s Totalitarian Android Tablet

When you think of North Korea, the first thing that springs to mind is probably not a well-featured tablet PC. But that’s just what researchers at the Chaos Communication Congress hacking festival revealed on Tuesday. Called Woolim, this tablet is designed to limit the distribution of contraband media, track its users, and generally act as…

700 Million Android Phones have Spying Firmware Preinstalled
Technology

700 Million Android Phones have Spying Firmware Preinstalled

The term “mobile phone security” is something of a joke these days, with the number of exploits, bugs, and breaches that are endlessly assaulting us and putting our personal information at risk. So, when security outfit Kryptowire sounded the alarm on Chinese company Adups for using its preinstalled apps to spy on Android users with…