The US Government finally put an End to Phone Records Collection Program

Yesterday marked the end of NSA’s program to collect bulk phone records in the United States. Advocates all over the world questioned the The US government fairness about surveillance technology and started pushing for privacy since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed the program to journalists 2 years ago. The masses gained the government attention earlier this … Continue reading The US Government finally put an End to Phone Records Collection Program

US spy court appoints lawyers to panel of advisers

Under the USA Freedom Act, the panel is to advise the judge on privacy and technical matters A secret U.S. spy court has appointed a five-member panel of advisers as part of the reform of the surveillance of the National Security Agency. The presiding judges of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the Foreign Intelligence … Continue reading US spy court appoints lawyers to panel of advisers

Tor Users ‘are neither invisible nor untouchable’, said head of Europol’s European cybercrime center, Troels Oerting

The leader of Europol’s European cybercrime center said those hiding behind the anonymous communication encrypted system facility, Tor should not consider themselves invisible – at least from the European cybercrime center. Coordinated raids by law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and 16 European countries have closed hundreds of underground websites, including dozens dealing in weapons and drugs, … Continue reading Tor Users ‘are neither invisible nor untouchable’, said head of Europol’s European cybercrime center, Troels Oerting

US Court Officially bans Aereo from streaming live TV to devices

Aereo can no longer relay TV shows to its customers using its teeny-tiny antennas (for now, that is), according to US District Judge Alison Nathan.  It’s been a while since the Supreme Court decided that the service violates the law by “transmitting performances of copyrighted work to the public,” but it’s only now that a … Continue reading US Court Officially bans Aereo from streaming live TV to devices

Obama Gives Smartphone Users the Freedom to Unlock their Devices

The President has signed a bill into law that allows American citizens to legally unlock their phones. That means you can take your mobile device, no matter which carrier subsidized it, and move with it to a competing carrier. Unlocking phones was made illegal in January of 2013, when an exemption to the DMCA expired. … Continue reading Obama Gives Smartphone Users the Freedom to Unlock their Devices

Sony To Close Two-Thirds Of Its US Retail Stores

Sony announced today that it is shuttering 20 of its 31 retail stores located throughout the States. The 11 remaining stores are located near major markets.This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. As the company’s press release states, this move is designed to place Sony in a more competitive stance. The Sony of today … Continue reading Sony To Close Two-Thirds Of Its US Retail Stores