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EFF releases experimental open wireless router firmware

EFF releases experimental open wireless router firmware

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced the release of the alpha version of an Open Wireless Router firmware. It was officially announced at the HOPE X (Hackers on Planet Earth) conference in New York City. Open Wireless Router is an EFF project that aims to make sharing wireless networks for public use a breeze. And the open wireless router […]

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
Tor, trust and the NSA

Tor, trust and the NSA

Tor is an anonymizing network that’s designed to protect you by “bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location.” That’s cool, but does Tor really guarantee you […]

July 19, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements
ProtonMail and Subrosa: Encrypted communication for the privacy-conscious

ProtonMail and Subrosa: Encrypted communication for the privacy-conscious

ProtonMail and Subrosa are two separate communications services that’s attempting to offer users a platform for secure, encrypted communication. They are trying to offer what’s come to be known as zero knowledge (also zero access) Cloud data service, that is, the service provider cannot read your data. And at a time of all-out government snoopy, you cannot be too careful […]

Snowden on Dropbox: It’s hostile to privacy

Dropbox is a very popular Cloud storage services, but is it good for the privacy-conscious? According to Edward Snowden, it’s not. In an interviewed published on GuardianNews, Snowden described Dropbox as “hostile to privacy.” So what are the better alternatives. Snowden recommended Cloud storage services with zero-knowledge as a key feature. SpiderOak is an example of such a service, and […]

July 17, 2014 · 3 comments · News & Announcements
ProtonMail and Paypal: Do we need government approval to encrypt email?

ProtonMail and Paypal: Do we need government approval to encrypt email?

There’s something brewing between Paypal and ProtonMail, a company based in Switzerland that provides secure email services, much like what Lavabit used to do before it was forced out of business by US government policies. ProtonMail’s end-to-end encrypted email service comes with zero metadata storage and self-destructing messages and is protected by the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (DPA) and […]

July 1, 2014 · 1 comment · News & Announcements
Learn how to encrypt email communications with an email self-defense guide from the FSF

Learn how to encrypt email communications with an email self-defense guide from the FSF

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has released an email self-defense guide that shows how anybody can encrypt their email communications. It requires some effort on your end, so be prepared to spend some time setting it up. But if privacy means anything to you, then the little effort that you’re required to make to ensure that all your email communications […]

June 5, 2014 · 0 comments · News & Announcements