• ACLU makes NSA documents database public

    ACLU makes NSA documents database public

    The American Civil Liberties Union has been one of the more public organizations decrying and fighting the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance tactics. When documents leaked by whistle blower Edward Snowden surfaced, they created an outcry from civil libertarians around the country. The ACLU was then instrumental in getting the NSA to disclose information, often
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  • The DNS root zone will leave U.S. control, says the Dept of Commerce

    The DNS root zone will leave U.S. control, says the Dept of Commerce

    On Friday, the United States Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) decided to give up control of the authoritative root zone file, which contains all names and addresses and other information for all top-level domain names. This domain name system (DNS) has been under the direct and total control of the government
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  • Encryption becomes more popular after NSA spying revelations

    Encryption becomes more popular after NSA spying revelations

    Now that it’s becoming widely known that the National Security Agency has surveillance programs that delve through people’s emails, instant messages, and more, a new industry of encryption services has jumped into the fore. The new entries into the encryption market are often of dubious quality, but some gems may be found if you look
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