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WhatsApp Turns On End To End Encryption

Earlier today WhatsApp did something pretty interesting. They turned on “end-to-end encryption” for all their users. As far as users of WhatsApp are concerned the interface and user experience hasn’t changed, though you now have the option to get “security notifications”. You can turn on this new feature via the WhatsApp mobile app by going […]

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Irish Water Targetted In Email Phishing Scam

Irish Water has been targetted in an email phishing scam sent to Irish internet users this morning. The email, in common with most phishing scams, uses elements from the Irish Water corporate branding, but is rather badly worded: If you click on the hyperlink in the email you will end up at what appears to […]

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Give Snowden Asylum in Europe, Say MEPs

The European Parliament has voted to call on EU member states to “drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender”. The decision is part of a resolution passed today on the follow-up to […]

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Apple and President Obama Say: Use HTTPS for Everything

  Why waste time figuring out whether you should use HTTP or HTTPS? These days there’s no reason not to encrypt – better be on the safe side! New versions of Apple’s mobile and desktop OS announced this week include a new feature called App Transport Security. It’s the first step by Apple in deprecating HTTP for developers. If you’re developing […]

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John Oliver Interviews Edward Snowden

Last night’s episode of “Last Week Tonight” was longer than normal due to John Oliver doing a special segment on government surveillance. The segment included a lengthy in person interview with Edward Snowden that John Oliver recorded in Moscow. As he has done in the past, Oliver managed to put government surveillance into context in […]

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SpunOut.ie Privacy Workshop with Tommy Collison this Wednesday

SpunOut.ie, the youth information service, is holding a privacy workshop on this Wednesday January 7 at its headquarters in Temple Bar. The event will be led by privacy activist Tommy Collison, whom we interviewed in a podcast just before Christmas. Tommy’s already run a couple of these events in New York, where he is a student of journalism. Back home in Ireland […]

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