Tag Archives: NSA

Ransomware isn't new, but it's increasingly popular and profitable. The concept is simple: Your computer gets infected with a virus that encrypts your files until you pay a ransom. It's extortion taken to its networked extreme. The criminals provide step-by-step … Continue reading

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By Alex Schlotzer, EFA Board Member Less than two weeks after its Australian release, CitizenFour today received the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film had previously won the British equivalent (BAFTA) as well as a long list of … Continue reading

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Fairfax Media is today reporting that Australian police are receiving metadata dumps from mobile phone towers. These data dumps provide information about "the identity, activity and location of any phone that connects to targeted cell towers over a set span … Continue reading

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  We've got six copies of Glenn Greenwald's recently published book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the Surveillance State to give away. Simply Join EFA or setup a recurring donation before the end of the financial year … Continue reading

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In the last year, the world has learned that mass surveillance by governments knows no bounds. Today, 11th February, internet users around the world are standing together. Individuals, civil society organisations, and thousands of websites will let the world’s governments … Continue reading

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