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California Bill Would Allow Elected Officials to Regulate and Veto Police Use of Military Spy Tech

In recent years, protesters have come face to face with police forces that are increasingly well-equipped with battlefield surveillance technologies. That’s because U.S. police are getting more and more equipment from the U.S. military—including sophisticated surveillance equipment. The trend has led to disturbing scenes like those from 2014 protests...
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PGP and EFAIL: Frequently Asked Questions

Researchers have developed code exploiting several vulnerabilities in PGP (including GPG) for email, and theorized many more which others could build upon. For users who have few—or even no—alternatives for end-to-end encryption, news of these vulnerabilities may leave many questions unanswered. Digital security trainers, whistleblowers, journalists, activists, cryptographers...
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The FBI Supposedly Has 7,775 Un-hackable Phones. We’re Asking for Proof

EFF sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the FBI and other Department of Justice agencies to get some straight answers about approximately 7,800 supposedly un-hackable cellphones. Law enforcement agencies say they have a problem–criminals all use encrypted devices, making those devices inaccessible to law enforcement. They call...

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