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Google to Enable Encrypted DNS Requests in Android

Google has added a new function that it is testing out for the Android mobile Operating System. The new feature encrypts Domain Name Server (DNS) requests using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol and is called DNS-over-TLS, similar to how HTTP data is encrypted with TLS when using the HTTPS protocol. Android is currently the most popular mobile operating system ... Read More »

EU Council Requests The Registration Of Bitcoin Users

The European Council seeks to introduce an anti-terrorism measure that will ensure a stricter handling on cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ripple. If the motion gets accepted by the heads of state and the governments of the member countries, the listed currencies will be managed by the EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive. According to the German media outlet heise.de, the ... Read More »

Electronic Surveillance Requests are up 500 Percent in the United States

A recent release by the courts shows that electronic surveillance is up by 500 percent in and around Washing D.C.; including parts of Virginia. The release is broad, and general leaving many unanswered questions. Listing show that the growth of electronic surveillance by law enforcement has grown to new heights since the 1986 law that allowed the collection of user ... Read More »

Irish Dark Net Drug Dealer Requests Shorter Sentence for His Cooperation

Neil Mannion, the mastermind who ran an international drug business on the dark net was sentenced to six-and-a-half years. His Partner, Richard O’ Connor received a three-year sentence. Mannion, of Mount Drummond Avenue in Dublin, Ireland is now requesting for a shorter sentence due to the fact that he worked with law enforcement, and helped them learn about how criminals ... Read More »

Grand Jury Requests Signal User Data And Essentially Receives Nothing

The secure messaging platform Signal has been well known for being one of the most secure communication mediums. In the past, we explained why Signal was found superior to similar software. On October 4, 2016, Open Whisper Systems (OWS) provided information that speaks to that effect. On WhisperSystems.org, the group published a federal grand jury subpoena that required information on ... Read More »

FBI Intentionally Obstructing FOIA Requests

As we move towards the 50th anniversary of the US Freedom of Information Act, the FBI is being hit with a lawsuit that addresses how FOIA requests are handled. The lawsuit, filed by FOIA researcher Ryan Shapiro, alleges that the FBI deliberately uses their 21-year-old system to make finding the records difficult or impossible. The decades old Automated Case Support ... Read More »

CloudFlare says 94% of Tor requests are malicious

CloudFlare says 94 % of the requests coming from the Tor Network are automated malicious communications, but this doesn’t tell the entire story. For a week in March CloudFlare analyzed the traffic of its customer’s sites from the Tor Network. The results of the study show the two-way street of online anonymity. In this case the company found that almost ... Read More »

Global Drug Survey requests your help!

Global Drug Survey is an independent research organisation that operates the largest annual survey of drug use in the world. Run by addictions psychiatrist Dr Adam Winstock, Global Drug Survey strongly supports harm reduction and accepts that pleasure drives the majority of drug use, which for most people most of the time is not a source of distress or harm ... Read More »