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people don’t care about surveillance 2.0

– and that is wrong! Last weekend i was at a friends house and we got into the whole NSA, Snowden, surveillance debate and i had an epiphany why in the Post-Snowden era still nobody really is concerned and fighting for freedom. One of the most common misconceptions about digital surveillance is that you can evade […]

eye for an eye

 – Charlie Chaplin wolves in sheep’s clothing I am very sorry for what happened in France recently and i am very shocked about the fall out we see now after the this attack on the freedom of speech. What happened is inexcusable not only because human lost their lives but also because the target were the ideals […]

MITM lawsuit against Snowden documentary

It seems that Edward Snowden is too successful in evading prosecution by the US government. That’s why they decided to MITM him by suing the company and people behind the documentary “CITIZENFOUR”, a movie about him revealing the appalling truth about the US surveillance apparatus. attention, tinfoil hats! This is purely speculative and may sound […]

upribox – the all-in-one easy to use privacy box for your home

Markus Huber, lecturer at FH St. Poelten and Researcher at SBA-Research, started a project to come up with an easy to use box to enhance privacy for everyone. This project is still in an early phase but it is a nice initiative you should look out for. It will be easy to use and easy […]

Curve25519 and Mr. Black

Good news for all of us, a Microsoft representative called Benjamin Black kind of accepted Curve25519. He postet on the mailing list of the Crypto Forum Research Group, where cryptographers are discussing new curves for elliptic curve cryptography(ECC), that he does not see a need to change their proposed curve but that he acknowledges the will of the co-chairs […]

there are no free lunches

– or “smart means exploitable” If you follow Mikko Hypponen you should know that he recently had an AMA* and a TEDx talk in Brussels. The TEDx talk has been published on Youtube and you should watch it. It is an appeal to everyone in the digitised world – everyone should show courage and conscience and […]

prism break, your alternatives when you think there are none

This week in a lecture at university we were talking about crypto tools and their advantages, disadvantages and of course about snake oil. Most of the stuff is already known to people who are privacy and or security conscious but there was something i did not know about and i think needs more promotion. It […]

do not use bit torrent sync

– for sensible information or if you have something to hide from the bad guys aka surveillance state Some folks over at hackitoergosum.org checked out bit torrent sync and analysed it. Since BTS is not open source this should be considered more like an unofficial audit. Imagine a bunch of guys coming together and trying to […]

everyone is a murderer and a rapist – the dark world of surveillance executives

If you followed the news lately you may have noticed that a number of higher up politicians and people in important surveillance positions have announced that they are concerned about our safety. With the big impact of Snowdens revelations people started to protect themselves with the help of crypto systems. According to officials like FBI […]

the not so well known, yet incredibly important person

I just read an article of Micah Lee who does very important work at the EFF and also helped Snowden to accomplish his goal. The article depicts the story of how Snowden contacted him and the other journalists, and what precautions they employed to ensure their safety. It is a very informative article and i […]