During video testimony to the Council of Europe, whistleblower Edward Snowden reiterated that the NSA targets human rights groups, including those in the USA, for surveillance. It uses its Xkeyscore technology to "fingerprint" communications from these groups and targets them for deep surveillance. Groups that have been targeted in this way include UNICEF and many others.
The Markup is a nonprofit newsroom with a mission to understand and expose powerful entities are using technology in ways that hurt society. It recently investigated the $12 billion market for phone location data. It "identified 47 companies that play one of the many roles in the location data pipeline: providers, buyers, sellers, and aggregators." Now The… READ THE REST
ProtonMail provided the IP address of a user to Swiss authorities, investigating a climate change activist known to use an email address at the privacy-promising service. ProtonMail has said in the past that it does not collect user data, but it also admits it must yield to the authorities in Switzerland and has now deleted… READ THE REST
When I walk out the door, I can't help but run through my "phone, wallet, keys" checklist. Perhaps that list may shorten as digital ID options gain popularity. "Residents of Arizona and Georgia will soon be able to use their iPhones and Apple Watches as digital driver's licenses or ID cards. People living in Kentucky, Maryland,… READ THE REST
The world of electrical engineering and robotics is exciting and full of endless possibilities. In fact, getting kids hooked early will boost their problem-solving skills, stimulate their creativity, and better prepare them for the future. They just need the right push to get started. These kits are the perfect place to start whether you want… READ THE REST
We all live with stress. Of course, parents are not only dealing with their own anxieties and worries, but trying to make sure their kids navigate the world safely as well. With school back in full swing, increased pressure at work, and the holiday season now bearing down like a freight train, it's no surprise… READ THE REST
What do dribbling coffee on your white shirt, getting caught in rush hour, and stepping in dog poop all have in common? They're some of the most annoying ways to start off your day. But none of these nightmares can even compare to the anger that bubbles up inside you upon realizing you have no… READ THE REST