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The latest Intercept article on the Snowden NSA documents talks about their undercover operatives working in foreign companies. There are no specifics, although the countries China, Germany, and South Korea are mentioned.
Good essay by Molly Sauter: basically, there is no legal avenue for activism and protest on the Internet. Also note Sauter’s new book, The Coming Swarm .
Last week Apple announced that it is closing a serious security vulnerability in the iPhone. It used to be that the phone’s encryption only protected a small amount of the data, and Apple had the ability to bypass security on the rest of it. From now on, all the phone’s data is protected
Firechat is a secure wireless peer-to-peer chat app: Firechat is theoretically resistant to the kind of centralized surveillance that the Chinese government (as well as western states, especially the US and the UK) is infamous for. Phones connect directly to one another, establish encrypted connections, and transact without sending messages to servers where they can be sniffed and possibly decoded. EDITED TO ADD (10/1): Firechat has security issues .