Federal government attempts to invade your online privacy!

The Department of Justice (DoJ) wants all visitors’ IP addresses – some 1.3 million – to a website that helped organise a protest on the day of President Trump’s inauguration.  This is an attempt by federal government to learn your online behavior and use it against you.  Agreeing or disagreeing with the motive is not what is at issue.  The issue is the continual erosion of online privacy.

DreamHost is currently refusing to comply with the request and is due in court later this month.

Any risk, to you the individual, could have been mitigated by using some of the techniques shown on this site.  By having used just a VPN, the IP gathered would be essentially meaningless to feds.  Get started protecting yourself.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40935770

 

2018-03-05T22:04:57+00:00August 16th, 2017|

Many Americans Do Not Use Best Practices With Digital Security And Do Not Trust Institutions To Protect Their Information


Many Americans fear they have lost control of their digital security and are concerned that public and private institutions are unable to keep their personal information safe.  Whether hacks we all witnessed in the 2016 presidential election or massive breaches reported by Yahoo in a very delayed manner, all seems lost.  Malicious hackers, politically motivated operatives, rogue government agencies or skilled pranksters all are at our collective throats doing harm.

According to a Pew Research Study conducted in early 2016, many still do believe all is well.  Yet half do not think Federal Government or Social Media sites are up to the task.  The same study also showed that the younger you are the more you might favor unbreakable technology (even by law enforcement).

See complete article by Pew Research

There is action you can take to protect yourself.   Check out my list of Actionable Solutions

2018-03-05T22:14:42+00:00February 17th, 2017|

Man jailed 16 months, and counting, for refusing to decrypt hard drives

Francis Rawls “doth protest too much, methinks”.  He is a former Philadelphia police sergeant and has been in the Philadelphia Federal Detention Center for more than 16 months. He has been found in contempt of court for refusing a judge’s order to unlock two hard drives the authorities believe contain child pornography. Theoretically, Rawls can remain jailed indefinitely until he complies.  See full article

 

2018-03-05T22:17:03+00:00February 13th, 2017|
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