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August 27, 2013
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The lunacy of trying to avoid NSA spying by moving e-mail and cloud out of the US

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation recently claimed that thanks to the National Security Agency (NSA) spying programs, US cloud providers would lose at least 10 percent of its foreign market, $21.5 billion, to European or Asian competitors. Others are … Continue reading

June 14, 2013
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Six ways to protect yourself from the NSA and other eavesdroppers

Worried sick about the NSA, or someone else, looking over your shoulder? Well, you can do things that will make it harder for someone to eavesdrop on you. That’s the good news. The bad news is that all these things … Continue reading

July 30, 2012
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Google adds Google+ Hangout style video-conferencing to Gmail

Fred Brewin, a Google product manager, has just announced that Google is upgrading its Gmail and its closely allied Google Talk  instant-messaging, VoIP, and video-chat service to to “a more modern video calling technology — Google+ Hangouts.” Google+ Hangouts enables … Continue reading