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AT&T thinks that Austin, TX residents will sell their on-line privacy for less than $20 per month. AT&T is launching a service called U-verse with GigaPower, which will provide 300Mbps of bandwidth to the home initially, increasing to 1Gbps in 2014. The cost of the service is $99 per month, but they have a special […]

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Welcome to episode 13 of our podcast for September, 2013. In this episode I will talk about: A major security breach at Adobe How airplane mode can make your iPhone vulnerable to theft Russian plans to spy on visitors and athletes at the winter Olympics Whether you should move your cloud storage to the EU […]

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An important decision just came down from the Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals about whether Google can be sued for intercepting personal data from open WiFi networks. The intercepts happened as part of the Street View program. In addition to capturing pictures of their surroundings, the Street View vehicles also collect GPS information (to […]

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Welcome to Episode 11 of The Privacy Blog Podcast, brought to you by Anonymizer. In this episode, I’ll discuss the shutdown of secure email services by Lavabit and Silent Circle. In addition, we’ll dive into the problem with hoarding Bitcoins and how you can protect yourself while using the increasingly popular online currency. Lastly, I’ll […]

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Report: Teens Actually Do Care About Online Privacy — Dark Reading I keep hearing people say that young people today don’t care about privacy, and that we are living in a post privacy world. This is clearly not the case. Teens share a lot, maybe much more than I would be comfortable with, but that […]

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There has been a lot of chatter about implications of first Lavabit and then Silent Circle’s Silent Mail being shut down by their operators. In both cases, it appears that there was information visible to the services which could be compelled by search warrants, court orders, or national security letters. I want to assure Anonymizer […]

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Welcome to Episode 10 of The Privacy Blog Podcast, brought to you by Anonymizer. In July’s episode, I’ll be talking about the storage capacity of the NSA’s data center in Utah and whether the US really is the most surveilled country in the world. Next, I’ll explain why the new royal baby is trying to […]

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Bruce Schneier has a great post on issues with CALEA-II. He talks about two main issues, with historical context. First, about the vulnerabilities that automated eavesdropping backdoors always create in communications, and how that disadvantages US companies. Second, about the fact that law enforcement claims of communications “Going Dark” are absurd given the treasure trove […]

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A guest post by Janelle Pierce who enjoys writing about various business issues, and spends her time answering questions like, “what is point of sale”?   Just last month California’s Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Alhambra) introduced a bill that would require the website privacy policy of any company located in California to be no more than […]

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The right to be forgotten is a topic discussed more in Europe than in the US. The core question is whether you have a right to control information about yourself that is held and published on the Internet by third parties. This includes social media, news sites, discussion forums, search engine results, and web archives. […]

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