New reports suggest the NSA is capable of cracking many of the encryption protocols being used today. Here are tools that minimize that risk.
The committee is investigating the extent of data surveillance by U.S. authorities as well as any monitoring carried out by E.U. countries in the wake of the reports about NSA spying, including a U.S. program known as PRISM.
Hackers, criminals and advertisers are at the top of the list of groups people wish to avoid, according to the survey from the Pew Research Center's Internet Project and Carnegie Mellon University.
New features include File Shredder to make deleted files unrecoverable, and Data Safe to create a virtual encrypted drive. AVG also released its PrivacyFix app for iOS and Android, to assess privacy settings on the fly.
Silent Circle, a company specializing in encrypted communications, released a messaging application for Android devices on Wednesday that encrypts and securely erases messages and files.
Tech products get colorful, AT&T gets cozy with the feds, Microsoft pulls Nokia into its watery embrace, and Amazon introduces MatchBook. With guests Jonathan Seff and Mark Sullivan.
In releasing its first report on government requests for user information, Facebook is reminding consumers and businesses that using the Internet today requires self-censorship.
Microsoft and Google both filed lawsuits in June asking that the companies be allowed to disclose more information about U.S. government surveillance requests they receive.
The government pays out "hundreds of millions of dollars" each year to telecom companies in order to spy on you, according to the Washington Post.
The U.S. intelligence community is reportedly using a fifth of its $52.6 billion annual budget to fund cryptography-related programs and operations. according to a report in The Washington Post