Tech Giants Ally to Fight the Government

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In a rare move to fight the man, eight large technology firms are allying together to ask for reform in government surveillance. Led by a coalition that includes Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and others, these firms are putting their differences aside, at least temporarily, in an open letter to President Obama asking that the U.S. […]

DuckDuckGo vs. Google Search

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For millions, privacy on the internet is a major concern. For these people, how much information an online company is collecting about them is important, and so is what companies do with their information. For a long time, these users were looked at by technology companies as outliers, people who were vocal yes, but very […]

Apple Can’t See or Share iMessages or FaceTime with NSA

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You can rest easy knowing Siri isn’t telling Apple and the NSA about all those searches for where to hide a dead body. Apple cannot read iMessages or monitor FaceTime calls, nor does the company store user location, map searches and Siri requests in an identifiable form, according to a statement linked from the Apple […]

5 Reasons to Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

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The Guardian recently revealed that a top secret government program was collecting metadata from Verizon as a way to link terrorists to each other. This collection is without oversight and does not target any particular individual. It also includes metadata of United States citizens call data. Then it was revealed that all the phone carriers in […]

NSA, PRISM, Digital Records: Are Americans Delusional in Thinking They Are Entitled to Privacy?

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After the UK’s Guardian broke that the National Security Agency, or the NSA, in the U.S. had compelled telecom provider Verizon Communications to comply in releasing the telephone records of millions of Americans, public outrage began mounting. Shortly after that news broke, the Wall Street Journal had reported that Verizon isn’t alone in its “Share Everything” plan with […]

Huawei Prism Coming to T-Mobile’s 3G Network May 6th

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Though still unofficially announced by T-Mobile USA, leaked documents suggest that the nation’s fourth largest carrier will be launching a low-cost entry-level Android smartphone come May 6th in the form of the Huawei Prism. In the leaked marketing documents, the Prism is branded with a 3G moniker, suggesting that it will use a less expensive […]