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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 ...
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.
Emily Broadwater

The Best Search Engine You're Probably Not Using - 0 views

    Do you like privacy? Do you shun surveillance and eschew spam? Do you like simplicity? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you'll love DuckDuckGo. DuckDuckGo is the brainchild of everyday American Gabriel Weinberg, and until news of the National Security Agency's widespread spying program broke last month, it was a baby brainchild.
Emily Broadwater

Google Has Gone 'Dark': The Search Giant Just Ended Its Free Data And People Are Freaking Out - 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

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.
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