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July 29, 2013
by sjvn01
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Big data, metadata, and traffic analysis: What the NSA is really doing

What I find most remarkable about all the hubbub about the National Security Agency’s Prism program is how little new “news” there is to Edward Snowden’s “revelations.” After all, the NSA’s mission has been to intercept communications and break codes … Continue reading

July 1, 2013
by sjvn01
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All about Prism, Internet privacy and — wait! — squirrel!

As the saga surrounding the revelations about the National Security Agency’s Prism program unfolded, I half expected a public figure to arise and declaim, a la Howard Beale in the movie Network, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not … Continue reading

June 14, 2013
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Six ways to protect yourself from the NSA and other eavesdroppers

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