Pierluigi Paganini February 03, 2018
Why are we all silent on the surveillance?

Silicon Valley with its bright minds has come to a point where almost every day they collect information about individuals. Why are we all silent on the surveillance? NSA spying apart, what Facebook, Apple, and Google know about their usual users is quite overwhelming. Each of these major players is trying to find more about us. […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2017
#MacronLeaks metadata suggests Russian threat actors behind Macron’s hack

#MacronLeaks – Experts discovered evidence suggesting Russian threat actors behind the hack of French presidential candidate Macron. Who are the hackers that attempted to subvert the final vote of French Presidential Election by targeting the Macron’s campaign? Hackers leaked a 9GB batch of internal documents through the Magnet file-sharing service. The Macron data leakage has happened while […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2016
Telephone metadata by NSA can reveal deeply personal information

A study conducted by the NSA confirms that telephone metadata from phone logs reveals individuals’ Personal Information to government surveillance agencies. It has been argued in the past that the mass collection of phone records by government surveillance agencies poses a significant threat to privacy rights. Now, however, a new study confirms what privacy advocates […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 24, 2015
Documents demonstrate NSA continued mass surveillance

Newly disclosed documents show that the NSA had found a way to continue spying on American citizens’ email traffic from overseas. The NSA continued to spy on the email messages of Americans, once again the US government has conducted a massive surveillance on the US soil. To curb internal law the US intelligence has is used […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 27, 2015
WhatsApp collects phone numbers, call duration, and a lot of metadata

A group of experts  has conducted a research that demonstrates the type of data that can be gathered through the forensic study of WhatsApp. A new research conducted by forensic researchers at the University of New Haven (F. Karpisek of Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic, and Ibrahim Baggili and Frank Breitinger, co-directors of the Cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2015
Xkeyscore: the secret Germany’s deal with the NSA

An agreement between the German intelligence agency BfV and the NSA allows the access to the XKeyscore platform to return of  data on German citizens. The German weekly Die Zeit disclosed documents that reveal how the German Intelligence did a deal with the NSA to get the access to the surveillance platform XKeyscore. Internal documents show that Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 28, 2015
NSA will lose access to its surveillance metadata in Nov. 29

Metadata acquired due to the NSA surveillance programs was ruled illegal by a court in May 2015. The NSA will lose access to its metadata in Nov. 29. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the NSA will destroy millions of US phone records collected during its investigation. The process will […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 11, 2015
Skynet, the US top-secret program to track terrorists

Snowden revealed the existence of Skynet, a system designed by the NSA for online monitoring of terrorists and suspects through metadata analysis. Skynet is a real system designed by the NSA for online monitoring through metadata analysis, this is the last revelation made by the journalist Glenn Greenwald through the website The Intercept. The Intercept revealed the existence of a secret program called Skynet, […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 01, 2015
Three credit card transactions could reveal your identity

A recent study on the use of metadata to de-anonymize users revealed that three credit card transactions could reveal your identity. Privacy is the great utopia of a society based on the technology, every action we make leaves a track that could be used to reveal our identity, track our profile and monitor our habits. We have […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 03, 2014
ISIS issued a manual for a safe use of Twitter and other media

The ISIS has released a manual for its militants, titled “How to Tweet Safely Without Giving out Your Location to NSA”, that explain how avoid surveillance. Security and media consider the ISIS a group with great cyber capabilities, last news of the IS is related to the diffusion of a Training Guide for its members to prevent the NSA spying. The […]