PREPARING FOR TRAVEL - PROPERLY BACKING UP YOUR ANDROID CELL PHONE

When I prepare for travel, I take some steps to make sure that my protected data will not be read or otherwise mishandled by customs....

THOUSANDS PROTEST RUSSIA'S PLANS TO CUT OFF RUSSIANS' INTERNET ACCESS TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD

The Great Firewall of Russia, “PutinNet,” Russian digital sovereignty, or the new Iron Curtain - whatever you want to call it, Russian...

 
 
 

RUSSIA DOUBLES DOWN ON CENSORSHIP WITH NEW ‘FAKE NEWS' AND ‘INTERNET INSULTS' LAW

The Russian government has passed a new censorship law that allows it to target individuals and websites for such nondescript crimes...

ISPS IN AU AND NZ START CENSORING THE INTERNET WITHOUT LEGAL PRECEDENT

Several websites including Voat, ZeroHedge, Archive.is, LiveLeak, and others have been blocked in Australia and New Zealand in direct...

 
 
 

DON'T BE FOOLED: THE MAIN BENEFICIARY OF MARK ZUCKERBERG'S APPARENT EMBRACE OF PRIVACY IS FACEBOOK, NOT YOU

Last week, you could have been forgiven for thinking that privacy had finally arrived. Mark Zuckerberg published a 3000-word essay...

GERMANY CONSIDERS AMENDMENT TO LAW WHICH MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO RUN A TOR NODE OR WEBSITE

On the 15th of March, the German Bundesrat voted to amend the Criminal Code in relation to internet based services such as The onion...

 
 
 

CELEBRATE PI DAY WITH PIA

Pi Day is an annual celebration of mathematics and all the technology that it has enabled in the modern world. 3/14 is known as Pi...

LEAST AUTHORITY AND PRIVATE INTERNET ACCESS ANNOUNCE PRIVATESTORAGE.IO: A SECURE AND PRIVACY-FOCUSED CLOUD STORAGE SOLUTION

PrivateStorage is a joint venture product developed and maintained by Least Authority and Private Internet Access. As firm believers...

 
 
 

IDENTITY AND CARD THEFT - SHIELDING YOURSELF FROM THE UNSAFE SMALL BUSINESS

With a constant stream of news of big organizations that have neglected their security, we often forget that the most vulnerable organizations...

WINWITHPIA: PRIVATE INTERNET ACCESS IS GIVING AWAY A CUSTOM GAMING COMPUTER AT WINWITHPIA.COM

It's time to WinWithPIA during our custom gaming computer giveaway contest. In keeping with our long standing tradition at Private...

 
 
 

A MILLION TINY EYES IN THE SKY: HOW A NEW GENERATION OF NANOSATELLITES POSE A THREAT TO PRIVACY

Everyone knows that surveillance is ubiquitous - on the Internet, in the street, at work, at school, in our homes. What made that constant...

THE UK'S AGEID PORN FILTERS ARE A RECURRING APRIL FOOL'S JOKE WITH A DARK PUNCHLINE

Will the United Kingdom start forcing its internet users to prove their age with documents and use a unique identifier if they wish...

 
 
 

A SERIOUS CONCERN ABOUT POST-QUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY AND STRENGTH TARGETS

I have been writing a number of articles about the state of the NIST post-quantum cryptography competition, with short summaries on...

AFTER THE QUANTIFIED SELF, THE QUANTIFIED EMPLOYEE; BUT WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY?

02Back in 2017, Privacy News Online wrote about workplace surveillance. The systems described were all based on monitoring how employees...

 
 
 

NIST ROUND 2 AND POST-QUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY - THE NEW DIGITAL SIGNATURE ALGORITHMS

We have been talking about the National Institute of Standards and Technologies' contest to find the most attractive new algorithms...

THE LATEST TWIST ON ADDING BACKDOORS TO ENCRYPTION IS SPOOKY - AND DANGEROUS

Authorities around the world have been calling for backdoors to be added to strong encryption for years - part of an even older battle....

 
 
 

IMPERSONATION AND IDENTITY THEFT RISK ON GITHUB AND HOW TO PREVENT IT

In today's world, people who commit fraud, or scammers, frequently attempt to masquerade as another person or entity. Identity theft...

NIST ROUND 2 AND POST-QUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY - THE NEW ASYMMETRIC ALGORITHMS

In the first article of this series, I wrote about the NIST Post-Quantum Competition and which ciphers advanced to the second round,...

 
 
 

SOUTH KOREA EXPANDS INTERNET CENSORSHIP TO HTTPS WITH FIRST COUNTRYWIDE USE OF SNI FILTERING

Previously, the Korea Communications Standards Commission used Domain name System filtering to ferret out which domains users were...

FACEBOOK MAY NOT COLLECT OR COMBINE PERSONAL DATA USING “FORCED CONSENT”, SAYS GERMAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY

It would be an understatement to say that Facebook is under intense scrutiny at the moment. Mostly this has come from data protection...

 
 
 



Nintendo is reportedly launching 2 new versions of the Switch this summer

Nintendo is reportedly launching 2 new versions of the Switch this summer

The Wall Street Journal reports that Nintendo is working on two variants of its popular Switch game console, and aims to unveil them this summer. According to the outlet's... Read more ...

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice mods up the frame rate and bring other improvements

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice mods up the frame rate and bring other improvements

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has only just released and there are a number of mods available for the Steam version that makes it a more enjoyable game to play. One of the mods... Read more ...

Apple's TV subscription service could come to Roku, feature HBO, Starz and...

Apple's TV subscription service could come to Roku, feature HBO, Starz and Showtime content

According to the Wall Street Journal's sources , Apple's TV subscription service - due to launch imminently - will feature content from HBO, Starz and Showtime, and it could... Read more ...

Five Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy S10+

Five Reasons to buy the Samsung Galaxy S10+

The latest flagship from Samsung , the Samsung Galaxy S10+, also available as the smaller S10, is about the best phone the Korean manufacturer has ever come up with. If you're... Read more ...

Microsoft's Chromium version of the Edge browser has leaked all over the...

Microsoft's Chromium version of the Edge browser has leaked all over the internet

Like a celebrity sex tape with tabs Read more ...

Huawei launches Enjoy 9s and Enjoy 9e

Huawei launches Enjoy 9s and Enjoy 9e

After several leaks, Huawei officially launched the newest members of the Enjoy family - the 9s and 9e. Both phone will be exclusive to the Chinese market but we've already... Read more ...

Another New Apex Legends Character Is Coming In Season 1, According To Sony

Another New Apex Legends Character Is Coming In Season 1, According To Sony

Season 1 of Apex Legends launched on March 20 and, alongside the first wave of cosmetic items included in the Battle Pass , developer Respawn Entertainment also introduced a... Read more ...

Further details spilled on Chromium-based Edge browser - along with a...

Further details spilled on Chromium-based Edge browser - along with a download link

Some more details have been spilled about Microsoft's new version of the Edge browser, built on Chromium (the same engine as Google's Chrome browser) - and an apparent full... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy A70 and A60 with triple rear cameras spotted on TENAA

Samsung Galaxy A70 and A60 with triple rear cameras spotted on TENAA

Samsung in the past few days has launched two mid-range Galaxy A-series smartphones in a rather low key manner, and it appears the Korean tech... Read more ...

Stream in 4K with Amazon Fire TV devices from just $25 today only

Stream in 4K with Amazon Fire TV devices from just $25 today only

Access all your favorite content easily. For today only, you can snag some stellar savings on Amazon Fire TV devices at Woot. Prices start at just $25 for 4K streaming devices... Read more ...