Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board – Which Congress Made An Independent Agency in 2007, But Which Just Became Operational – Says NSA Spying Is ILLEGAL AND UNNECESSARY Washingtons Blog

Many experts – including congress members – say that the NSA’s spying program is illegal. via Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board – Which Congress Made An Independent Agency in 2007, But Which Just Became Operational – Says NSA Spying Is ILLEGAL AND UNNECESSARY Washingtons Blog. No one is surprised, are they? Everyone agrees at … [Read more…]

Schneier on Security: Today I Briefed Congress on the NSA

Today I Briefed Congress on the NSAThis morning I spent an hour in a closed room with six Members of Congress: Rep. Lofgren, Rep. Sensenbrenner, Rep. Scott, Rep. Goodlate, Rep Thompson, and Rep. Amash. No staffers, no public: just them. Lofgren asked me to brief her and a few Representatives on the NSA. She said … [Read more…]

Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have ‘Nothing to Hide’ – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The nothing-to-hide argument focuses on just one or two particular kinds of privacy problems—the disclosure of personal information or surveillance—while ignoring the others. It assumes a particular view about what privacy entails, to the exclusion of other perspectives. via Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have ‘Nothing to Hide’ – The Chronicle Review – The … [Read more…]

Hardening/Securing Mac OS X Mavericks? : apple

A useful Reddit thread on the topic of making your Mac more secure. Once again, thanks to what we know, none of this will actually keep you secure if the government wants in. And, as it currently stands in most of this country, you likely have no constitutional rights to keep them out.

How the NSA snoop-proofs its Macs | Macworld

Good, actionable, advice. Of course, if they really want to target you none of this will stop them. It will just make it a little bit harder. Also, in such circumstances, always be wary of when the person giving you the problem is telling you the cure. They will always leave out just enough to … [Read more…]