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Liz Roberts

Duck Duck Go's Post-PRISM Growth Actually Proves No One Cares About "Private" Search - 0 views

    This article shows the traffic before and after the whole NSA scandal to Google and DuckDuckGo. It gives visual representation to prove that while traffic did go up on DuckDuckGo, it in no way came close to competing with Google.
Amanda French

Embattled Snowden email provider returns with new Dark Mail encryption service | The Verge - 2 views

    We heard from Mahrokh the other day about Snowden's email provider Lavabit shutting down -- turns out they've come back with a program called "Dark Mail." By the way, did you know that the email state employees (such as faculty like me who work at state-funded universities like GMU) are all technically public records? As long as the email isn't covered by student privacy acts like FERPA, anyone can request to see my GMU email because it's a public record. Technically.
    wow, this is a great a article! I was actually thinking about what they were going to do after Lavabit and Silent Circle both closed their e-mail systems, especially since Zimmerman was not one of those people who seemed to stop coming up with new ideas. Its interesting to see how this new technology plays out.
Emily Broadwater

Google Has Gone 'Dark': The Search Giant Just Ended Its Free Data And People Are Freaki... - 0 views

    AP Late this month, Google went "dark" in terms of providing publishers with free information on which words led people searching in Google to click on their sites. The move came as Google seeks to reassure users following the NSA/PRISM domestic surveillance scandal.
    Wow, I hadn't even heard about that, Emily. Terrific story. That's a bummer, though -- I use Google Analytics on some of my sites, though I probably should make more use of it, and it was always interesting to see what keywords people were using to get to my site. Sometimes the keywords were weird.
Mahrokh Akhavan

Mega CEO: Forget anonymous e-mail. Think privacy (Q&A) - 0 views

  •'s Vikram Kumar explains why he's building private but not anonymous e-mail, why you won't see Google investing in end-to-end encryption, and lessons learned from the summer of Snowden. Im doing my project with a similar subject so I thought this would be a good article to share in regards to privacy online.
Mahrokh Akhavan

Former NSA contractor designs 'surveillance-proof' font - 0 views

    A ally interesting article about a former NSA contractor who has developed 4 different types of fonts so that they cant be read by Optical Character Recognition programs. The video does a nice job of showing how it works.
Tiana Robles

U.S. Telcos Have Never Challenged NSA Demands for Your Metadata - 0 views

    This article discusses how US telephone companies (Verizon, AT&T, etc) constantly send phone records to the government without questioning their motives.
    That term "metadata" (data about data!) is more interesting than you might think, and this article shows why ...
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