Net Neutrality Passes FCC - We Win, For Now.

FCC passes historic vote to uphold an open Internet The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to implement new net neutrality rules designed to make sure Internet service providers treat all legal content equally.   Net neutrality is defined as the principle that Internet...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 08:42


SecureTunnel Announces the Release of SecureTunnel VPN for Android

Sterling Security Research, Inc. has announced the release of its new Android application, SecureTunnel VPN for Android. Currently, SecureTunnel is recognized as the most reliable Internet Privacy Provider and personal VPN available. SecureTunnel VPN for Android represents the latest product in the...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 09:10


How “Free” Services Are Paid (In Data)

In the 1990s, when the internet was first going mainstream, consumers made an unspoken deal with tech companies. The price of using email, web browsers, and social networks wouldn't come in money, it would come in personal data. Now, two decades later, that deal is looking Faustian, with reports of...

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 13:15


Is Anonymity Holding Bitcoin Back?

Several months ago, Bitcoin experienced a boom as people in economically unstable countries like Greece and Spain invested in the online currency. Recent estimates place the amount of Bitcoins in circulation around 11 million, with a collective market value approaching $1.4 billion at current rates...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 11:23


NSA Data Center in Utah Estimated to Hold 12,000 Petabytes of Data

In spite of recent outcry and public backlash against the information collection programs used by the NSA to monitor supposed terrorists, the secretive organization is expected to open a new facility in Utah within the upcoming months. According to an NSA spokesperson, the facility will be up and...

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 17:34


Fifth Circuit Rules Police Can Track Your Phone’s GPS Without a Warrant

According to a ruling in the Fifth Circuit of the US Court of Appeals, if individuals in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi don't want the police track their movements without a warrant, they shouldn't carry a phone. The ruling, which comes at a time of heightened tensions between the American...

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 09:17


Google Chrome Takes The Security Out Of Passwords

Do you use Chrome, and are you interested in scaring yourself silly? Navigate to chrome://settings/passwords and click on any saved password. See the button that says "Show"? It does exactly what you think it does. Which, for those of us concerned about our cyber-security and the information...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 16:56


Have your communications crossed the border? If so, the NSA has seen them.

New revelations came out yesterday that as part of their attempts to thwart terror, the NSA is searching all communications that cross the US border-- inbound and outbound alike. Though officials have already openly acknowledged that the NSA is intercepting the communications of Americans who...

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 12:45


New Attacks On Tor Browser

A malicious software exploiting a Firefox security vulnerability can now identify some users of the Tor anonymity network. The malware appeared on Sunday morning on several websites hosted by the anonymous Freedom Hosting company, and is believed to be the work of the NSA. The malware sends...

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 23:00


NSA’s XKeyscore Program Reads Content Of Emails, Chats

The Guardian has loosed more damaging information about NSA programs: one, known as XKeyscore, allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals. This is according to documents provided...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 18:06