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Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM

Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM

The new, dead-simple software—still in beta—promises to protect both the content and origin of instant messages from surveillance.

The post Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM appeared first on WIRED.

A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices

A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices

A federal magistrate in New York declined to fall in step with the government’s demand to access an Apple device seized by investigators, fanning the flames of a national debate.

The post A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices appeared first on WIRED.

California Now Has the Nation’s Best Digital Privacy Law

California Now Has the Nation’s Best Digital Privacy Law

New law requires state law enforcement get warrant or other court order to obtain digital data held by companies, track GPS location or search mobile devices.

The post California Now Has the Nation’s Best Digital Privacy Law appeared first on WIRED.

Mapping How Tor’s Anonymity Network Spread Around the World

Mapping How Tor’s Anonymity Network Spread Around the World

Germany has overtaken the US in total nodes, with France, the Netherlands, and Russia coming close behind.

The post Mapping How Tor’s Anonymity Network Spread Around the World appeared first on WIRED.

Clinton to Hand Her Email Server Over to Justice Department

Clinton to Hand Her Email Server Over to Justice Department

The concession comes after reports that a government inspector found two emails containing classified information among correspondence that passed through Clinton’s server.

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Hack Brief: Attackers Spill User Data From Cheating Site Ashley Madison

Hack Brief: Attackers Spill User Data From Cheating Site Ashley Madison

Hackers could expose the data of millions of people seeking extramarital affairs on a popular cheating site.

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Rating Tech Giants on Privacy: Google Slips, WhatsApp Fails

Rating Tech Giants on Privacy: Google Slips, WhatsApp Fails

Tech companies are competing like never before for privacy bragging rights. In that race, Google may have just slipped, and WhatsApp faceplanted at the starting line.

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Rating Tech Giants on Privacy: Google Slips, WhatsApp Fails

Rating Tech Giants on Privacy: Google Slips, WhatsApp Fails

Tech companies are competing like never before for privacy bragging rights. In that race, Google may have just slipped, and WhatsApp faceplanted at the starting line.

The post Rating Tech Giants on Privacy: Google Slips, WhatsApp Fails appeared first on WIRED.

Apple’s Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You

Apple’s Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You

Apple wants its devices to know everything about you. But more than ever, it wants you to know that Apple doesn’t know what those devices know.

The post Apple’s Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You appeared first on WIRED.

Apple’s Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You

Apple’s Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You

Apple wants its devices to know everything about you. But more than ever, it wants you to know that Apple doesn’t know what those devices know.

The post Apple’s Latest Selling Point: How Little It Knows About You appeared first on WIRED.

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