For this roundup we did try to include some links to news other then the aforementioned but – as you can tell below – we still felt obligated to include several PRISM / NSA related coverage as the associated privacy issues are still significant.
Click away and catch up on some of what has been going on in the world of online privacy and security in the last month:
- IRS manual detailed DEA’s use of hidden intel evidence.
- Central Monitoring System (CMS) – India’s surveillance program which could make “the NSA look like a paragon of restraint”. It’s slated to cover 900 million phone lines and 160 million net users.
- According to Michael Hayden, demanding privacy is terrorism, and hackers are just loners that don’t get laid.
- The Surveillance Society.
- Inside the Tor exploit: Some of the people who were most concerned about Internet privacy, and were using the Tor anonymous Internet service to protect it, may have been the most exposed.
- The Internet Is a Surveillance State – Bruce Schneier. Seems even more relevant now than when he wrote it in March.
- A public service announcement regarding the recent tor exploit from Operation NSA (Anonymous Youtube video).
- LinkedIn Has A Stalker Problem.
From our perspective, we are happy to see a national and international debate rising around privacy and its growing importance in the online world in which we live. This will be a significant issue of our time as we need to understand where lines should be drawn and who is responsible for drawing them. Finding a fitting quote to end this privacy roundup with was not a terribly difficult task in light of this recent news.