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Internet and Circumvention Correspondent — Voice of America
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Doug Bernard - VOA journalist, webnerd, exploring what happens when real world meets digital life. Particularly interested in security, censorship, privacy.

Digital Solution Helps Shield Online Activists

voanews.com — Chris Doten knows how hazardous it can be for democracy activists and journalists working under hostile regimes. As manager for digital technology programs at the National Democratic Institute, the nonpartisan NGO supporting transparency and openness in government, Doten's job is to help journalists and pro-democracy advocates protect their privacy from government snoops while online.
Jul 23, 2015

Want to guard online #privacy? @Tails_live might be the answer. Digital Solution Helps Shield Online Activists voanews.com/content/digita…

Jul 23, 2015

.@NDItech calls @Tails_live privacy OS crucial for protecting sources Digital Solution Helps Shield Online Activists voanews.com/content/digita…

Jul 23, 2015

Looking for robust #privacy protection online that's also easy to use? consider the Tails live system voanews.com/content/digita… @Tails_live

Jul 23, 2015

Peeps helping journos and activists stay safe online - who knew? ;) cc @cdoten voanews.com/content/digita…

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Encryption Debate Comes Out of the Shadows

voanews.com — It's no secret that James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is not a fan of encryption - at least not when it puts data outside the reach of the FBI. For over a year now, Comey has pressured congressional leaders and Silicon Valley executives to curb the use and spread of encryption tools for computers, tablets and mobile phones, but with little effect.

'Morpho' Hacking Group Presents Major Corporate Security Threat

voanews.com — A previously unknown group of highly-trained hackers presents a major new digital security risk for corporations, according to a report released today by the web security firm Symantec. Dubbed " Morpho ", Symantec researchers tracked the group back to dozens of attacks against 49 separate organizations - almost exclusively corporations working in the financial, pharmaceutical, commodities and telecommunications fields, among others.

Social Media Network Wants Privacy in User’s Hands

voanews.com — In ways both obvious and subtle, Facebook may be the best proof of the old adage "there's no such thing as a free lunch." The social network is free for anyone to join but in exchange it's constantly vacuuming up public and private data about its members.

Russia Bans Internet Database Archive

voanews.com — Internet users in Russia will no longer be able to access a massive database of cached webpages, apparently due to one single website authorities in Moscow don't like. Russia's attorney general has ordered blockage of the site, known as "The Wayback Machine," citing legislation that bans minors from accessing sites that contain pornography, sexual abuse, or extremist activities.
Jul 05, 2015

The latest move by Moscow to erase what they don't like on the Internet. Russia Bans Internet Database Archive voanews.com/content/russia…

Russians Get Glimpse of Internet ‘Troll Factory’

voanews.com — A secretive Russian agency designed to flood the Internet with pro-Kremlin and anti-U.S. comments and posts has been brought into the public eye as a result of a lawsuit brought by a former employee. In a Russian court, Lyudmila Savchuk sued the Agency for Internet Studies, or AIS, on a variety of charges, including labor violations and lack of payment.
Jul 05, 2015

The Kremlin denied they existed, until a lawsuit brought it to light Russians Get Glimpse of Internet ‘Troll Factory’ voanews.com/content/russia…

Report: Explosive Growth May Exhaust Web Space

voanews.com — A new report by the cloud-services firm Akamai says the global World Wide Web is getting significantly faster, but also warns that the explosive growth in the number of connected devices may exhaust the limited remaining space currently available on the Internet.

Author: Technology Not a Global Panacea

voanews.com — Kentaro Toyama always knew what he wanted to do for a living. And in 2004, he was lucky enough to be doing just that: working as a lead technology developer at Microsoft. "I grew up thinking I would always become a scientist or an engineer," Toyama said.

Hack Into Federal System Puts Millions at Risk

voanews.com — The computer breach of millions of U.S. government files appears to be growing both in size and scope. And that, increasingly, has both cyber-security professionals and legions of federal employees seriously concerned. An American labor union said on Thursday that hackers are now in possession of sensitive personnel information on all federal employees following a major cyber intrusion that U.S.

Study: Hackers Possibly Gaining in Cyber Attacks

voanews.com — A study released Wednesday suggests that despite the growing time and resources companies spend on cybersecurity, they're at best keeping even with the hackers, and may in fact be losing ground.
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Jul 23, 2015

Looking for robust #privacy protection online that's also easy to use? consider the Tails live system voanews.com/content/digita… @Tails_live

Jul 23, 2015

When #trolling becomes life-threatening: ‘Reign of terror’: An online troll destroys a family’s offline life wpo.st/IdkR0

Jul 23, 2015

.@NDItech calls @Tails_live privacy OS crucial for protecting sources Digital Solution Helps Shield Online Activists voanews.com/content/digita…

Jul 23, 2015

Want to guard online #privacy? @Tails_live might be the answer. Digital Solution Helps Shield Online Activists voanews.com/content/digita…

Jul 22, 2015

Sadly, this may not be satire: 4 Hours Scrolling Thru Facebook Before Bed Referred To As Winding Down theonion.com/r/50898 via @theonion

Jul 22, 2015

Turkey Blocks @Twitter In Response to Suruc Attack; also bans publication/broadcast of images. voanews.com/content/turkey… #freedomofspeech

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