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Amazon Will Add Disk Encryption to Fire OS Tablets Again

Amazon has decided that mobile device data should be kept private after all. This week, the company announced that it has changed course and will re-implement full device disk encryption for Fire OS tablets. As we noted a few days ago, Amazon recently removed full disk encryption features from its Fire OS operating system, which …

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Mouse Movements Could Identify Tor Users’ Real IP Address

The latest threat to Tor, the online anonymity tool, is simple but serious: Mouse movements may be used to identify users online. Tor is designed to hide your identity on the Internet by making it impossible for websites, or people eavesdropping on network traffic, to determine your true IP address. It does a pretty good …

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How to Secure Wireless Routers for Data Privacy

A poorly secured home wireless network is one of the easiest ways for an attacker to steal private data. Here are tips for understanding how to keep your wifi secure and private, including which wifi encryption methods are best. If you think that simply enabling security features on your wireless router means people can’t steal …

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Five Privacy Challenges Posed by the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to make life more convenient in many ways. For the privacy-conscious, however, IoT devices also present all manner of new challenges. Here’s an overview of the five main ways in which IoT adoption will create new privacy threats. For now, IoT devices have yet to see massive adoption. …

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The Best Web Browsers for Privacy and Security

Which Web browser should you use if you are concerned about privacy? From Tor Browser to commercial offerings like Comodo Dragon to a DIY approach, there are lots of options to choose from. Keep reading for an overview and tips on finding the best browser for privacy and security. There is no one-size-fits all solution …

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FBI Used U.S. University to Attack Tor Privacy

The U.S. government and Carnegie Mellon University have collaborated to undermine Tor privacy technology. That’s according to a court document that became public a few days ago. As Motherboard first reported, information surfaced back in November that a university had provided information to the FBI that enabled it to identify specific Tor users. At first, …

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