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Everyone Wants You To Have Security, But Not from Them 0

Everyone Wants You To Have Security, But Not from Them

In December, Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was interviewed at the CATO Institute Surveillance Conference. One of the things he said, after talking about some of the security measures his company has put in place post-Snowden, was: “If you have important information, the safest place to keep it is in Google. And I can assure you that the safest place to not keep it is anywhere else.” The surprised me, because Google collects all of your information to show you more targeted advertising.

"Surreptitiously Weakening Cryptographic Systems" 0

"Surreptitiously Weakening Cryptographic Systems"

New paper: ” Surreptitiously Weakening Cryptographic Systems ,” by Bruce Schneier, Matthew Fredrikson, Tadayoshi Kohno, and Thomas Ristenpart. Abstract : Revelations over the past couple of years highlight the importance of understanding malicious and surreptitious weakening of cryptographic systems.

AT&T Charging Customers to Not Spy on Them 0

AT&T Charging Customers to Not Spy on Them

AT&T is charging a premium for gigabit Internet service without surveillance: The tracking and ad targeting associated with the gigabit service cannot be avoided using browser privacy settings: as AT&T explained, the program “works independently of your browser’s privacy settings regarding cookies, do-not-track and private browsing.” In other words, AT&T is performing deep packet inspection , a controversial practice through which internet service providers, by virtue of their privileged position, monitor all the internet traffic of their subscribers and collect data on the content of those communications. What if customers do not want to be spied on by their internet service providers? AT&T allows gigabit service subscribers to opt out — for a $29 fee per month.