In the scope of the Social Credit System introduced in the PRC a while ago, moral behavior of all (over one billion) citizens of the country shall be rated according to different criteria, including the history of payments, criminal offences and web activities. The ratings shall be retained in a countrywide database and utilized to […]
Historically, UK was the cradle of liberal ideas. However, today it is in the forefront of all-round online and offline surveillance, total control and censorship. Thus, we shall focus our review of the top five VPNs for the UK market on the efficient evasion of such supervision. The main conclusion is simple and straightforward: for […]
Despite the declared civil liberties implying, among others, freedom of online activities and publications, the facts revealed by Edward Snowden and at WikiLeaks clearly demonstrate that each and every person is under close supervision of the state. Another aspect is tight control over copyright infringements promoted by show business. Thus, privacy concerns confirm the relevance […]
The following legal requirement is effective from October 2015 for all communication (including telephone and ISP) providers operating in the Australian market: they are bound to collect and retain for 2 years extensive personal details related to individual internet activities, phone calls, text and e-mail messages in the local market. Some recent trends moved this […]
When I was working in the European Parliament, there was one quote that stuck with me: “you’ll never see somebody’s own government listed among the threats to a customer’s privacy in their marketing material”. For all the companies out there wanting to “help” you with your own data – mail spam filters, big data processors, cloud services, and so on – there’s always a cleptocratic government lurking in the background and which is an utter and unacceptable threat to the security of that data.
Android users all over the world have been falling victims to a new type of malware that the cybersecurity firm FireEye is calling SlemBunk. The dangerous malware is a type of Trojan that (having been launched for the first time) runs in the background at all times – ready to steal the banking credentials of […]
A VPN is generally touted as an ideal tool to remain anonymous online, but this is more easily said than done. This week ProstoVPN revealed a widespread issue that can in many cases expose the true IP-addresses of users, unless proper action is taken.
Banks in Greece have been hit by hackers demanding that a ransom is paid in Bitcoins. The hackers, known as the Armada Collective, are believed to have brought down the operations of three Greek banks for a number of hours last Thursday 26. In response, Greek authorities sent in a team of cyber security experts and intelligence personnel who managed to restore the system within a few hours.