Software Developer of Tor Flies to Berlin Running from FBI

In their attempt to hunt down criminals FBI has been ardently looking to hack Tor; a browser which helps you hide your exact location. They tried to approach Isis Agora Lovecruft and sought her help in testifying a criminal hacking investigation and expected her to appear in court.

Fearing the federal agents would compel her to weaken Tor – exposing hundreds of innocent Tor users open to spying and hacking. So when the agents from FBI advanced her and her family ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Approves a Rule Change to Empower FBI to Hack Any Computer Anywhere

At a time when cyber-crime is on the rise, every internet user feels that they are at a risk of being victimized by hackers who may try to steal information or violate their privacy by resorting to devious means. And at a time like this, the FBI just got an approval by the U.S. Supreme Court to hack just about any computer in the world with a warrant.

A recent FBI escapade broke the previous Rule 41 of the ...

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Undermining Encryption: A Threat to Your Privacy

Government interference on the encryption of online communication poses a threat to human rights all over the world, Amnesty International warned in one of its briefings published about our very own tech giants Apple challenging the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in court about an order to provide software to bypass iPhone encryption.

According to Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Global Issues “Encryption is a basic prerequisite for privacy and free speech in the digital age. Banning ...

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Whatsapp End to End Encryption: The Future of Personal Communication

It took around one and a half years to complete the security project, and now the WhatsApp messenger has fully applied the robust end to end encryption policy to their application all around the world.

All the WhatsApp users who have updated their mobile phones with the latest version of the application would have the end to end encryption policy by default; hence they will have their communications and media encrypted. There are many WhatsApp users, this company owned by Facebook ...

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San Bernardino iPhone Unlocked by The US Government without Apple’s Help

After a terrific showdown between Apple Inc. and the FBI which was closely followed by people around the world, the Justice department has dropped the case because it had found a way to unlock the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook in the San Bernardino shooting. FBI has been able to unlock the iPhone without Apple’s help. It has used a method that was brought to the organization by an unidentified entity about a month ago. With the help ...

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World without Privacy – Apple vs. USA

Capitol Hill was seen raving about security, technology and terrorism on Tuesday when Apple’s fight against FBI’s request to unlock an iPhone owned by a terrorist in the San Bernardino case was put under scrutiny by the House of Judiciary Committee. This arm of the government handles matters which relate to the enforcement of law and order in the US.

It took five and half exasperated hours, a determined FBI director, and an even more determined Apple representative, an encryption expert, ...

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Bill Gates Takes the Middle Road on Apple vs FBI Case for Unlocking an iPhone Used in the San Bernardino Attack

The San Bernardino attack was gruesome, no one is denying that. Not even Apple. So what keeps the tech giant from supporting the FBI in the case? While news puts it very awkwardly, that Apple has denied support to FBI, to the contrary, Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Executive, mentions in his letter to the public dated February 16, 2016 that support is actually being extended, but it is not going to be in the form of a backdoor which ...

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Apple denies FBI’s request to create a back door into iPhone

Apple’s refusal to enable a backdoor to the iPhone used by the San Bernardino attacker is being met by criticism as well as acclamation. On one side, people who revere privacy are with Apple on its bold decision to stand strong against the orders of the court. On the other hand, we have friends and family of the San Bernardino victims who feel that justice is not done by Apple’s denial for a key. Apple has created a strong case ...

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