Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2016
Iran orders media companies to store data in the country

Iran orders foreign social media and instant messaging companies to use servers in the country to store all data related to the Iranian citizens. The Iranian Government spends a significant effort for the Internet monitoring and control, its activities often lead to a concrete censorship. Last year the Government of Teheran has blocked Telegram and many other social networking companies due to […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2016
Audio fingerprinting being used to track Internet users

A study of online trackers carried out by researchers at Princeton University allowed the identification of the Audio fingerprinting tracking technique. Privacy is probably one of the most debated arguments when dealing with the Internet, we discussed several times the way to protect anonymity online and which are the attacks law enforcement and intelligence agencies carry on […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2016
FISA Court approved each and every request made by the government in 2015

According to a Justice Department memo, the FISA ACT Court approved each and every request made by the government in 2015. According to a Justice Department memo, the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court approved each and every request made by the government in 2015. All of the 1,457 requests made last year […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 12, 2016
The FBI requests $38 Million to counter the threat of Going Dark

The FBI requests $38 Million to counter the threat of Going Dark, in particular asking more economic resources to break encryption when needed. The FBI Director James Comey has highlighted in different occasions the difficulties faced by law enforcement when dealing with encryption during their investigations. Now, the FBI is making its request for budget […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 30, 2015
Italian intelligence plans to monitor also communications through the Playstation

Italian intelligence is planning to invest in solutions that could allow its counter-terrorism agents to monitor Sony’s PlayStation Network. The Italian intelligence is planning to invest in solutions that could allow the agents of the Italian counter-terrorism to monitor Sony’s PlayStation Network in order to prevent any abuse of jihadists. A few hours later the Paris attacks, […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 26, 2015
Karma Police, how GCHQ tried to track every visible user on Internet

A new collection of GCHQ’s documents published by The Intercept reveals how the British Agency tried to track Web visits of “every visible user on Internet” A new revelation made by The Intercept confirms that the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has conducted  a massive online surveillance starting from the 2007. The documents accessed by The Intercept detailed an operation […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2015
Someone in the BND was helping the NSA, it’s scandal!

According new revelations published by the Der Spiegel the German intelligence agency BND helped NSA in monitoring European politicians. We discussed several times of the aggressive cyber espionage campaigns run by the US intelligence and its allies of Five Eyes (Canada, UK, New Zeland, Australia and, of course, the US). The Intelligence targeted private companies and entities worldwide in order to establish a dominance in the cyberspace. […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 08, 2015
Snowden keeps saying that US is still catching our emails

The British television host scored a rare one-on-one interview in Moscow with Edward Snowden for the Sunday’s edition of the “John Oliver Tonight” show. A British channel hosted a rare interview with Snowden in Moscow, the interview was conducted by John Oliver from “John Oliver Tonight.” Aside from jokes like “Do you miss a hot […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2015
Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems are a serious issue for FAA

A GAO report to FAA reveals that the systems adopted in the Aviation industry are still affected by weaknesses that could be exploited by hackers. A report published by Government Accounting Office (GAO) in January urges the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to adopt a formal process to “Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems.” The FAA has taken steps […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 28, 2014
Verizon Wireless tracks its clients with the UIDH technology

Verizon Wireless injects UIDH headers to every user’s Web request to track its web experience including visited websites and his habits. Verizon Wireless, the greatest US Telecom operator is tracking the internet traffic of its mobile users by adding a token to Web requests. The token is used by the company for advertising purpose, Verizon tracks the user’s habits, even if he had opted out […]