Perhaps most people would not expect to see a movie review on an encryption company’s website, but this movie has a powerful message about where technology and widespread surveillance may be leading us. Consider it the current day equivalent of George Orwell’s masterpiece, 1984. In that book and subsequent movie, Big Brother is watching and controlling everyone. Any expression of individuality, no matter the form, is prohibited. George Orwell is generally credited with coining the term, Big Brother.
Have you noticed the recent flood of security and privacy updates and changes in how user data is used from the makers of the apps and applications you use? It seems the problems for Facebook have made enough waves that other companies are taking proactive steps to protect themselves from the same fate. You can also be sure that users are waking up and starting to take their privacy and data security seriously.
If you have followed our blog posts and looked through our website, you may already know that CRIP.TO is driven by the libertarian value that sees freedom of speech as a requirement of a properly functioning democracy. And sometimes, anonymity is necessary to protect the speaker.
On the heels of all the high profile data breaches of the past few months, the EU and UK have drafted new laws to protect the data of individuals. Current laws for this purpose date back to the late 1990s before the internet and social media dominated digital interactions. What do the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in the EU and the Data Protection Bill (DPB) in the UK cover?
Bitcoin started the cryptocurrency phenomenon in 2009. Now, nearly 10 years later, it has seen its value exceed $18,000 per coin on occasion and other coins have flooded onto the market. The most common means by which a cryptocurrency begins life is through an initial coin offering or ICO. This is the cryptocurrency equivalent (in some ways) to an initial public offering (IPO) in the stock market only without any of the regulatory oversight.
With this little homage to the movie “Jaws,” it appears hackers have taken their trade in a whole new direction, hacking networks through fish tank thermometers. At least those that are connected to the web as an Internet of Things (IoT) device.