Amazon Will Add Disk Encryption to Fire OS Tablets Again

by Tracy Knauer •

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 is used on Kindle tablets. …

Mouse Movements Could Identify Tor Users’ Real IP Address

by Tracy Knauer •

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 job of that by routing …

FBI Used U.S. University to Attack Tor Privacy

by Tracy Knauer •

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, however, the name of the …

How to Get Around the Netflix VPN Ban

by Tracy Knauer •

Netflix has begun aggressively increasing its efforts to ban users of VPNs and other proxies from accessing its content. But there are still some strategies that will allow you to get around this ban. Here are some potential solutions. First, a little background. In January, Netflix started making it much harder for people who use VPNs to connect to its …