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Good news everyone: EFF’s Game Plan for Ending Global Mass Surveillance The Guardian – Mass surveillance is fundamental threat to human rights Would you like to know more? http://www.reddit.com/r/privacy http://www.reddit.com/r/tor
https://letsencrypt.org Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). The key principles behind Let’s Encrypt are: Free: Anyone who owns a domain name can use Let’s Encrypt to obtain a trusted certificate at zero cost. Automatic: Software running …
Great and Inspiring talk by Laura Poitras and Jacob Applebaum. All talks from 31c3 can be found here http://media.ccc.de/browse/congress/2014/index.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SgGMj3Mf88
Great PBS documentary on the NSA surveillance “program” Part 1 mainly focuses on the NSA program post 9/11 and the events that lead people like Thomas Drake, William Binney and Edward Snowden to blow the whistle. Part 2 covers the ties between the US government and Data Mining companies like Google, Facebook and Apple.
https://www.crypto101.io/ Crypto for everyone: Crypto 101 is an introductory course on cryptography, freely available for programmers of all ages and skill levels. Reddit Post Crypto 101: the presentation Crypto 101 started as a presentation at PyCon 2013. It tries to go through all of the major dramatis personae of cryptography to make TLS work in …
A vulnerability was discovered that affects the certificate verification functions of all gnutls versions. A specially crafted certificate could bypass certificate validation checks. The vulnerability was discovered during an audit of GnuTLS for Red Hat. Source: http://gnutls.org/security.html goto fail, anyone? 🙂
http://bigdata.csail.mit.edu/node/154 Edward Snowden has given us an unprecedented window into the NSA’s surveillance activities. Drawing from both the Snowden documents and revelations from previous whistleblowers, this talk describes the sorts of surveillance the NSA conducts and how it conducts it. The emphasis will be on the technical capabilities of the NSA, and not the politics …