These are the things I've written that are tagged "privacy"

Stop Watching Us

11 June 2013

The revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights. We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs. Sign the letter to congress, follow them on Twitter.

Every Time You Torrent, Feds Log Your IP in Just Three Hours

04 September 2012

Gizmodo: Anyone who has downloaded pirated music, video or ebooks using a BitTorrent client has probably had their IP address logged by copyright-enforcement authorities within three hours of doing so. So say computer scientists who placed a fake pirate server online—and very quickly found monitoring systems checking out who was taking what from the servers. […]

TextSecure

20 December 2011

Sounds good: TextSecure is a replacement for the standard text messaging application, allowing you to send and receive text messages as normal. Why isn’t this built-in to Android? or iOS for that matter? or everything?

Ghostery

04 October 2011

A browser plug-in that automatically blocks covert ad trackers, tracking pixels and other hop-ons.

Evercookie

24 September 2010

I am intrigued: evercookie is a javascript API available that produces extremely persistent cookies in a browser. Its goal is to identify a client even after they’ve removed standard cookies, Flash cookies (Local Shared Objects or LSOs), and others. evercookie accomplishes this by storing the cookie data in several types of storage mechanisms that are […]

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