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We talk to freedom activist and free software developer Richard Stallman, who believes the fight against the total surveillance on the part of the governments is far from over. The founder of GNU project and Free software foundation speaks to Sophie Shevardnadze on SophieCo about the recent leaks of the NSA and social media. Source.

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Managing Mobile Privacy


What kind of data is your cell phone company collecting? Malte Spitz wasn’t too worried when he asked his operator in Germany to share information stored about him. Multiple unanswered requests and a lawsuit later, Spitz received 35,830 lines of code — a detailed, nearly minute-by-minute account of half a year of his life. Malte Spitz asked his cell phone carrier what it knew about him–and mapped what he found out. More at Reddit.

If you think your iPhone is secure because you locked your phone with a passcode, don’t be so sure. Law enforcement is using a program called XRY, developed by Micro Systemation, to jailbreak pascoded iPhones and Android devices. XRY works by first jailbreaking the handset. According to Micro Systemation, no ‘backdoors’ created by Apple used, but instead it makes use of security flaws in the operating system the same way that regular jailbreakers do. Once the iPhone has been jailbroken, the tool then goes on to ‘brute-force’ the passcode, trying every possible four digit combination until […]

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