Motherboard reports that two New York men arrested on charges of online child pornography, allegedly on the Tor hidden service, were brought down by a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hacking tool used to identify the “true IP addresses” of the accused.
The FBI argues that, in order to bring down a major pornography site, it had jurisdiction to hack more than a thousand computers in what’s been termed a “bulk hacking campaign.”
“In order to fight what it has called one of the largest child pornography sites on the dark web, the FBI hacked over a thousand computers,” Motherboard detailed.
Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist at the American Civil [...]
A new Investigatory Powers Bill is making waves in the UK and has critics from government officials to Edward Snowden.
Home Secretary Theresa May announced the new Investigatory Powers Bill around Christmas. The bill stipulates that the browsing history of everyone in the UK will have to be stored for a year. Police and security services will enjoy access without warrant. May said the information is “the modern equivalent of an itemised phone bill”.
On November 4, The Independent invoked the Freedom of Information Act and asked the Home Office to disclose “the web browser history of all web browsers on the Home Secretary Theresa May’s GSI network account for one [...]
Thanks to Edward Snowden, over the last two years we have learned that the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand comprise what the “Five Eyes.” The pieces of the world’s foremost power in the 19th century and the only surviving superpower from the 20th have an unprecedented level of cooperation… when it comes to violating the privacy of their citizens.