Articles with tag “NSA”

Trusting Trusted CAs

Like it or not, the basis of trust for much of the Internet is based on Certificate Authorities (CA).  Companies like Verisign, GoDaddy, and GeoTrust are in the trust business.  They will sell you cryptographic proof of your Internet assets (namely your domain name) that others can use to verify …

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Lawmakers of both parties voice doubts about NSA surveillance programs

Lawmakers of both parties voice doubts about NSA surveillance programs

I'm happy to read the Washington Post story discussing the House committee's hearing on the NSA's domestic spying programs.  It's encouraging that both parties aren't happy with the programs and that "...there are not enough votes in the House now …

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The Guardian: I'd pay more for tech products with greater privacy from surveillance

The Guardian: I'd pay more for tech products with greater privacy from surveillance

I thought this was a fantastic article.  It skims over the fact that if you aren't paying for a service then you are probably the product being sold.  Google, Facebook, and many other companies make billions of …

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