Category: Tech Stuff

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Who Needs Encryption Rights?

While political Oligarchs and spoiled/clueless members of Western society take the freedom of expression and the ability to peaceably assemble for granted, people all over the world are killed for these same ideals every single day. Who needs encryption rights? All the people and freedom fighters around the world that live in fear of their Governments.

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China Requires Muslims To Install SpyWare On Their Phones

In Urumqi, China, an area of the country with a sizeable Muslim population, authorities have set up various check points around the city to ensure that residents have downloaded a Government sponsored application on their phones, or install it for them if they have not. Police warn that anyone whom refuses to comply and install the SpyWare on their phones will be imprisoned for up to 10 days.

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If Swearing Makes You “Smarter,” Then The Deep Web Makes You “Wiser”

A recent study has found a link between swearing and higher intelligence, but can we make a similar connection between intelligence and browsing habits? In this Op-Ed, I will attempt to explain why swearing does not make you any smarter or intelligent, but learning about issues and events that are hard to talk about does build character, strengthens your convictions and builds intellectual awareness.

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ProtonMail Launches VPN Services

On June 20th 2017, after years of planning and 4 months of beta testing, ProtonMail unveiled their latest service, an online Virtual Private Network Service. The VPN is available as both a paid or free service, though the company has already had to begin placing users on a waiting list for the free service due to an overwhelming amount of signups in the first hours of operation.

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Google, Facebook & Twitter Have Been Sued in Federal Court for Sponsoring Terrorism

Families of victims in the San Bernadino shooting have filed a Federal lawsuit against these 3 major tech companies.They argue that the shooter could never have become “radicalized” if the Islamic State was not allowed to use their services in the first place. While this may technically be “true,” it does not necessarily mean they are “right” or will “win” this particular case.