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PRISM pushes Germany towards a local internet

PRISM pushes Germany towards a local internet (via The Inquirer) GERMANY IS REACTING with a big “nein danke” to reports of US surveillance and is considering building an internet that is confined within German borders. We already know that the country is ticked off and has been since whistleblower Edward…

European Parliament votes to preserve data privacy

European Parliament votes to preserve data privacy (via The Inquirer) THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT has voted for preserving the privacy of citizens’ communications and will block organisations from sharing information with US authorities, up to a point. The vote was anticipated and highlighted by civil rights groups who clubbed…   [Spying…

Researchers find Megaupload raid affected tens of millions of legitimate files

Megaupload raid affected tens of millions of legitimate files (via The Inquirer) THE UNITED STATES government shutting down filesharing websites might be a blunt tool that harms individuals more than it helps industry. A report from Northeastern University in Boston first noticed by Torrentfreak found that while there was some…

Snapchat admits to sharing photos with the cops

Snapchat admits to sharing photos with the cops (via The Inquirer) PHOTO SHARING SERVICE Snapchat, an app that allows users to take photos knowing that they will be deleted forever once they’ve been seen by the intended recipient, has admitted that in certain circumstances it might hand your pictures over…

Hackers on course for a million Android malware apps by 2014

Android malware is reaching critical mass warns Trend Micro (via The Inquirer) SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Google’s Android mobile operating system is so beset by cyber criminals creating malicious apps that the malware is on track to hit the million mark before the end of 2013, Trend Micro has warned. The news…

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