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What Everybody Ought to Know About HideMyAss

In most instances using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is sufficient to hide your real identity while online; however as Cody Kretsinger, who was using just this type of service, the UK based company Hide My Ass, had to find out, this might not always be the case. If you’ve never heard of Hide My…

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Email Security – What you need to know about Email

iTnews Australia recently published an interesting article about a leaked security audit of the security and intelligence firm Strafor. These are the guys whose trove of juicy emails was hacked and leaked (and from whom more than 79,000 credit card details were stolen) courtesy of LulzSec, a hacker group loosely associated with Anonymous. The forensic…

Privacy and Anonymity

Privacy and Anonymity – Understanding the Difference

‘I have nothing to hide, so why worry?’ or so many people think. If you are so sure, then please email me the username and password for all your email and social media accounts… I didn’t think so! Privacy and anonymity are not the same thing and many people get them confused. We all know…

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NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden: Governments Caught Lying

Article 12 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his hono(u)r and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” In fact, Amendment 4 of…

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Edward Snowden – Democracy Under Fire

Every July 4th Americans celebrate their independence from British rule, usually a patriotic display of flags, plenty food and fireworks, an excuse for a long weekend, BBQs and getting drunk. What started out as a great plan, a democracy like never before, has suddenly come to a screeching halt, worst of all ,with the most…

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Your Privacy is Under Attack – Facebook

Facebook, the Borg-Collective of the Internet, is making headlines about its Privacy Policies again. With over a billion Facebook “citizens”, larger than any country except China and India, any changes to Facebook’s policies are a big deal. How worried should you be? Facebook wants to change three major things, how it shares information with affiliates,…