Private Browser DuckDuckGo Blocked in China

China has blocked the private browser DuckDuckGo, the well-known privacy-conscious search engine. A couple of US services are still available in the country, but they are heavily monitored and censored. DuckDuckGo is still accessible via VPN, but unconnected Chinese users … Continue reading

Weaponized Malware from Germany

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange doubts Germany’s commitment to user privacy. Weaponized malware continues to be sold from the country to foreign nations. WikiLeaks’ Spy Files updated in August contain the new versions of the FinFisher weaponized malware. Human rights activists … Continue reading

Russian Protests Could Lead to Nationwide Internet Disconnection

Russian President Vladimir Putin is thinking about ways to cut the country off from the Internet. He says that if and when they face an emergency situation, the Kremlin feels that Internet disconnection is a must. Plans that the president’s … Continue reading

How Yahoo Became PRISM’s First Victim

Back in 2008, we had no inkling about a massive spy program such as PRISM. But Yahoo did, because the government asked them to participate. When Yahoo said it was unconstitutional, the government threatened them with hefty fines. Facing bankruptcy, … Continue reading