Back doors, mobile phones, persuasion: the NSA does it all

The headlines about the NSA just keep on coming… N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption | NY Times The National Security Agency is winning its long-running secret war on encryption, using supercomputers, technical trickery, court orders and behind-the-scenes persuasion to undermine the major tools protecting the privacy of everyday communications in the Internet age, according to newly disclosed […]

‘Our instincts for privacy evolved in tribal societies where walls didn’t exist’

An interesting read over at Aeon about our innate sense of privacy and how it affects what we do online. Too much information: Our instincts for privacy evolved in tribal societies where walls didn’t exist. No wonder we are hopeless oversharers Over time, we will probably get smarter about online sharing. But right now, we’re […]