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

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

NSA Treasure Map Responsible for German Telecom Breaches

Earlier this year, news came out of NSA hacks on several telecommunications companies. Last November, the New York Times reported on the Treasure Map program of the NSA. The same batch of documents and recent telecom hacks now show that … Continue reading

A Guide to Mobile Phone Use for US Protesters

There have been a lot of very big protests in the past year relating to the Internet. There have been battles for Internet freedom and fights for net neutrality. In the midst of all these protests, a lot of US … Continue reading