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wmcrae

Google's Student Data-Mining Scandal | National Review - 2 views

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    "Over the past four years, Google has admitted 'scanning and indexing' student email messages and data mining student users for commercial gain." What to take away? Data mining is present everywhere and better encryption is becoming more and more relevant in the digital life of a college student in 2018.
stone_edwards

Bypassing encryption: 'Lawful hacking' is the next frontier of law enforcement ... - 1 views

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    Good article about lawful deciphers for "better" security
colleengill

Do governments need access to encrypted messages to thwart terrorism? | PBS NewsHour - 4 views

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    PBS interview showing two sides of the security vs. privacy debate as it applies to the recent attacks in Paris, and all current issues of terrorism and a lack of information even with warrants. Gives a lot of good quotes from reputable sources that can be used to strengthen and support arguments.
ftiet21

After Paris, What We're Getting Wrong In 'Privacy vs. Security' Debate - 5 views

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    This article discusses the faults in former deputy director of the CIA Michael Morell's statement that the use of encrypted apps made it difficult to stop terrorists. Claims that encrypted communications put them out of reach was false - there had been no change in al Qaeda tactics. Also, author Howard points out that there isn't a clear dichotomy between privacy and security.
saraatsai

Paris attacks should be 'wake up call' for more digital surveillance, CIA director says - 2 views

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    This article talks about the want for greater government surveillance after the Paris attacks. It mentions that since Edward Snowden released information about the NSA's digital surveillance power, a lot of measures have been taken to restrict government surveillance. However, since the Paris attacks, the US government is pushing to bring that power back.
j_olsen

What happened when a parent fought for his kid's privacy at an all-Chromebook school - 1 views

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    This article, written by the one and only Cory Doctorow, highlights the privacy concerns associated with Google Chromebooks. More and more schools are issuing its students Chromebooks, which exfiltrate all data to Google data-centers and infringe one's privacy. This site also includes other interesting articles related to security and privacy.
j_olsen

The Privacy Blog: Privacy, Security, Cryptography, and Anonymity - 4 views

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    This blog is all about privacy, as the title suggests. The majority of the blog posts use actual examples, such as the Ashley Madison hack, in order to reveal important cybersecurity lessons. One particular blog post explains how Passages, a secure virtual browser, is a lot like hand sanitizer for the web. I thought that this blog was particularly interesting because it had a lot of relevant, unique examples about privacy and cryptography in the modern world.
ftiet21

Christos military and intelligence corner - 1 views

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    This blog contains vast amounts of information dealing with military cryptography, both in the past and the present. One of the recent articles discussed the morality of utilizing military level cryptography to ensure complete surveillance of civilians, and whether or not it should be allowed.
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