Congress has grown so weary of the NSA's duck-and-weave routine when asked to explain its spying that yesterday, six members of Congress called in Bruce Schneier to give it the answers that the NSA can't or won't give. Schneier, who's seen some of the Snowden leaks, called the meeting "surreal" and "extremely freaky."
Ikea set up a sprawling surveillance regime employing private detectives and corrupt cops to spy on its own staff and even customers, say prosecutors in France. The company's French subsidiary is going on trial this week along with former CEO Stefan Vanoverbeke, several former store managers and a number of police officers accused of handing… READ THE REST
Nicolas Sarkozy, formerly the president of France, was today sentenced to three years imprisonment on corruption charges. Two years of the sentence were suspended and he may serve the third at home. The 66-year-old is the first president to have been sentenced to jail in France's modern history. … Dubbed the "wiretapping case," it began… READ THE REST
Even if social media platforms were 100% effective at removing fake news and conspiracy theories, the problem won't go away, says Ethan Zuckerman, associate professor of public policy, communication, and information at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The problem can only be fixed by changing the political system so that corrupt powerful people can't benefit… READ THE REST
In the world of VPN services, there are dozens of little fish providers swimming in every direction with names and features changing almost daily. Then…there are the VPN whales. With over 30 million downloads, more than a decade of operation, and with a mantlepiece full of industry hardware, Private Internet Access definitely fits the role… READ THE REST
Did ya see Godzilla vs. Kong last week? With April upon us, the start of the traditional summer movie blockbuster season is here, but this is going to be unlike any movie season we've ever seen before. While some films will be exclusive to theaters, a handful of the biggest releases of the summer will… READ THE REST
Considering the explosion of robotic vacuum cleaners in recent years, is it really much of a surprise that now your front yard is getting into the act as well? If you can set a robo vac on standby to automatically start spinning around your house and gobbling up dirt and grime, it makes sense that the… READ THE REST