Surveillance

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Attacks on the Press 2010: Internet Analysis

February 15, 2011 12:56 AM ET

Exposing the Internet's shadowy assailants by Danny O'Brien For the past decade, those who used the Internet to report the news might have assumed that the technological edge was in their favor. But online journalists now face more than just...

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Facebook enables encryption: a first step on the right road

January 26, 2011 12:56 PM ET

Facebook is rolling out a a new feature starting today: its users now have an option in their account settings that will protectively encrypt all their Facebook activity as it travels over the Internet. Flipping the switch won't change much...

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That Nobel invite? Mr. Malware sent it

November 10, 2010 9:16 AM ET

This weekend, staff at CPJ received a personal invitation to attend the Oslo awards ceremony for Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. The invite, curiously, was in the form of an Adobe PDF document. We didn't accept. We didn't...

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Protecting journalists from Firesheep

October 26, 2010 9:34 AM ET

There's been a great deal of coverage in the last day or so of Firesheep, a plugin for Firefox that lets you take over the Facebook and Twitter accounts of others on your local network. If you use Firesheep,...

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Internet blotter

October 22, 2010 4:18 PM ET

Computers belonging to South Korean government officials have been infiltrated by targeted malware in email. Chinese hackers are suspected. Contrary to what this article says, I'm betting that the attachments were PDFs, which are currently the document of choice...

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Petition highlights Nokia sales to Iran

October 18, 2010 2:24 PM ET

Access, a global Internet freedom advocacy group, has launched a "No To Nokia" petition as part of a campaign supporting Iranian journalist Issa Saharkiz's lawsuit against Nokia Siemens. The Saharkiz lawsuit claims that Nokia Siemen's sales of mobile tracking...

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NYT: On the UK phone-hacking scandal

September 3, 2010 8:24 PM ET

IN NOVEMBER 2005, three senior aides to Britain's royal family noticed odd things happening on their mobile phones. Messages they had never listened to were somehow appearing in their mailboxes as if heard and saved. Equally peculiar were stories...

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More on certificate authority proliferation

September 3, 2010 8:01 PM ET

Cryptographer Bruce Schneier linked to my Slate piece on rogue certificate authorities (CAs), which could allow governments like the UAE to monitor even the supposedly secure communications of journalists and others. The smart comments include a link to this...

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