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Caveat Surfer: Beware When Using Electronic Communication
Cowan, Kirsten
Points about electronic communication and online security.
Lessons of the Snowden Revelations: You are the Target!
Lopez, Alfredo
We in the Left have long worried about “police state tactics”. Now we have to confront the police state structure. It’s here and it can morph into a real police state with very little effort. Opposing...
The NSA's Invasion of Google and Yahoo Servers: Your Email is Likely Being Monitored
Lopez, Alfredo
The American National Security Agency (NSA) has been intercepting information coming in and out of Google and Yahoo servers over non-public, internal network fibre optic lines. In December, 2012 alone...
The NSA's Spying Operation on Mexico: Systematic Eavesdropping on the Government
Carlsen, Laura
The American NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. Three major programs constitute a massive espionage operation against Mexico.
Sending encrypted emails using Thunderbird and PGP
There are easy ways to ensure your Internet activities remain confidential.
Spying by the Numbers: Hundreds of Thousands Subject to Government Surveillance and No Real Protection
Quigley, Bill
Thanks to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden many more people in the US and world-wide are learning about extensive US government surveillance and spying. There are publicly available numbers which sho...

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Companies that cooperate with dictatorships must be sanctioned
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal cooperation that exists between many western companies, especially those operating in the new technology area, and authoritarian regimes.
CSE monitors millions of Canadian emails to government
Hildebrandt, Amber; Seglins, Dave; Pereira, Michael
Canada's electronic spy agency collects millions of emails from Canadians and stores them for "days to months" while trying to filter out malware and other attacks on government computer networks.
Email privacy
Wikipedia article
Email privacy is the broad topic dealing with issues of unauthorized access and inspection of electronic mail. This unauthorized access can happen while an email is in transit, as well as when it is s...
For journalists, danger lurking in your email
O'Brien, Danny
Citizen Lab provided a disturbing look into the likely use of a commercial surveillance program, FinFisher, to remotely invade and control the computers of Bahraini activists. After the software insta...
Google: don't expect privacy when sending to Gmail
Rushe, Dominic
People sending email to any of Google's 425 million Gmail users have no "reasonable expectation" that their communications are confidential, the internet giant has said in a court filing.
How the US government secretly reads your email
Brooke, Heather
Secret orders forcing Google and Sonic to release a WikiLeaks volunteer's email reveal the scale of US government snooping.
Israeli hackers reportedly gave Cambridge Analytica stolen private emails of two world leaders
Perpel, Rosie
Israeli hackers reportedly gave information from the hacked emails of two world leaders to Cambridge Analytica, the political-research company at the centre of a massive Facebook-data scandal.
Polishing Putin: hacked emails suggest dirty tricks by Russian youth group
Elder, Miriam
Nashi runs web of online trolls and bloggers paid to praise Vladimir Putin and denigrate enemies.
Security experts urge clients to stop using Yahoo Mail after spying report
Johnson, Tim
Yahoo is once again under scrutiny after a report that at the behest of the U.S. government, its engineers had written software to scan every email message sent and received by its users.
What Are Your Options Now For Secure Email?
Nosowitz, Dan
It's shockingly, disturbingly easy for the government to snoop on your emails. Here are your weapons in the fight for your email privacy.
Will Full Encryption Sideline Google's Targeted Ads?
Miners, Zach
Mining personal data to deliver targeted ads is the lifeblood of Google’s business—and of many other online firms. But what if that data dries up at the source?