For years, I’ve been disabling third-party cookies in any browser I used because I didn’t see why information going to and from sites other than the one I was visiting made any kind of logical sense. Well, it turns out that these cookies are utilized by the NSA for the purpose of tracking. More.
Since it doesn’t have enough power already, the NSA is planning to expand its ability to infiltrate all of our systems. More from The Intercept.
Even though signing the Trans Pacific Partnership into law would give foreign corporation the power to sue our country in addition to allowing them to censor whatever content they want at will, the media we count on for our news is not talking about it at all. Essentially, they don’t want you to know about the laws which will radically change your Internet life. More from Common Dreams.
As if they don’t know enough about us already, the FBI has decided to insist for all communications companies to install port readers which will essentially allow them to get whatever data they need from you regardless of which operating system you use and which precautions you take to protect yourself. More from ACLU.
Use a free webmail provider? I hope you don’t mind the fact that unnamed agents from the American government are reading all of those spam messages you get from porn sites. More from TechDirt.
Would you enjoy Angry Birds as much if you knew that the NSA was using the game to probe your device for all of your personal information? It appears that the agency is using popular entertainment as yet another tool for identifying each one of us and monitoring our activities. More from ProPublica.
There used to be a belief that using Tor or TorMail would keep you anonymous from law enforcement. It looks like this is no longer the case and that the rather secure network has been compromised. The ‘man’ intends to know everything about us and they will. Read more from TechDirt.
Good news everyone! In case you don’t consider advertisements to be invasive enough, Apple has come up with a solution. The company has come up with ‘technology that would infer a user’s mood at any time in order to best serve them relevant ads.’ More from Vice.
As we already know, Facebook is a disease which needs to be destroyed so that human beings can once again learn how to communicate with one another and realize that nobody gives a shit about what they ate for dinner and want to see a photo even less. Now, researchers have confirmed it.
Y’know that tool you use to access videos of women masturbating a horse? Well, the Pope has just given it divine status. Wank away!