Researchers at Malwarebytes have discovered that some programs covertly install Bitcoin-mining software on users’ computers, papering over the practice by including sneaky language in their license agreements allowing for “computer calculations, security.”
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The Open Rights group, Big Brother Watch, Constanze Kurz and English PEN are challenging the legality of the mass data hoovering by the UK government revealed by Edward Snowden.
Conservative MP and anti-pornography campaigner Claire Perry has shown herself to be internet illiterate by not understanding the difference between a link, a screenshot, and hacking. She also threatened to get a journalist fired for reporting on the news that her website was hacked.
A 41-slide NSA presentation has been leaked on a program called PRISM, which gives the spy agency “direct access” to the servers of the biggest Internet companies in the US, including Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo and Skype.