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Bruce Schneier

Orwell’s Nightmare: The NSA And Googleā€¯Big Brother Meets Big Business

John W Whitehead “The Google services and apps that we interact with on a daily basis aren’t the company’s main product: They are the harvesting machines that dig up and process the stuff that Google really sells: for-profit intelligence.”—Journalist Yasha Levine “We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or

Heartbleed bug spreads to routers and other gear

 The vulnerability that has online companies scrambling also affects the equipment that connects the Web. Cisco Systems  and Juniper Networks  two of the largest manufacturers of network equipment, said Thursday that some of their products contain the “Heartbleed” bug, meaning hackers might be able to capture user names, passwords and other sensitive information as it moves

The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back


Government and industry have betrayed the internet, and us. By subverting the internet at every level to make it a vast, multi-layered and robust surveillance platform, the NSA has undermined a fundamental social contract. The companies that build and manage our internet infrastructure, the companies that create and sell us our hardware and software, or the companies that host our