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Privacy Roundup #3 of 2013

The third privacy roundup of 2013 is upon us. And much has happened in the security and privacy space.

Here at SpiderOak we have certainly been busy between throwing an event around RSA 2013, working on exciting new features for the application and launching Crypton (our ‘zero-knowledge’ application framework) – allowing any developer to build ‘zero-knowledge’ privacy applications.

So with no further ado, please enjoy this additional selection of privacy and security related news below:

Apple iCloud censoring ‘Barely Legal Teen’ emails.(SFW)

Google accused of privacy violations yet again.

The Problem With Google Glass: People Wearing Them Can Record You Without You Knowing.

Ragtime: Code name of NSA’s Secret Domestic Intelligence Program Revealed in New Book.

INFOGRAPHIC: Managing Mobile Privacy.

Bypassing Googles two-factor authentication..

And for this weeks closing quote, a little William Blake’s America: A Prophecy: “Fiery the angels rose, and as they rose deep thunder roll’d. Around their shores: indignant burning with the fires of Orc.”


  1. Rob - ZKPA St. Louis says:

    Your link to the story on Google's privacy violation is timely. Just this week I found that sold out my info to some company called BeKnown without my consent. Now, to unsubscribe from the spam emails coming from BeKnown I must log into some Facebook app to adjust my email subscriptions settings. I do not have a Facebook account, so this will be a little hard to accomplish. I quickly closed my account with and I will never get an account with them again.

    If you've ever read Old Man's War, you could easily make the connection between current technology (Google Glass) and future technology (BrainPal). And BrainPal is wayyy more invasive into privacy. But, it's where we're going whether we like it or not.