Privacy Matters

Just after launching data breach website, credit reporting agency sent password to user in plaintext

Equifax is one of the three large credit reporting agencies in the United States, which means it has a huge influence on whether or not you’ll get a loan to buy a house or send your kids to college, or even whether or not you’ll get a job. The company maintains a lot of personal information about you, including your social security number and date of birth, among many other sensitive details. That’s why it is extremely troubling to see that, according to one customer, Equifax sends passwords to users over email in plaintext:

Man reports something to the police, gets put on a watch list

Tech and surveillance news bites

Autonomous killer robots: coming to a swarm near you?

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Raw Take: When "minimize" means "do whatever you want"

One year later, no explanation about secret listening device in student prayer room

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In Feburary 2013, students at the Florida International University found a listening device in their campus prayer room. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that the students are Muslim, and that the prayer room was used daily by the Muslim Student Association.

Snowden: the NSA set fire to the internet

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When will the FBI come clean on the Todashev killing?

In 2013, I wrote a long blog post explaining how, had local police put more effort into solving a triple murder in Waltham, Massachusetts on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Boston marathon attacks may have never happened.

Snowden: FBI didn't stop Tamerlan Tsarnaev because it was busy spying on you

Above: one of the many over-broad NSA spying programs that did squat to stop attackers from bombing the Boston Marathon in April 2013.

Amtrak magazine includes Edward Snowden among a list of traitors

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