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WikiLeaks’ Assange skeptical about Obama’s NSA reforms

WikiLeaks’ Assange skeptical about Obama’s NSA reforms

There was a time when Barak Obama was defending NSA’s spying actions to the extent that he was supporting the team as patriots that were assigned “an extraordinarily difficult job.” In January this year, he shifted his tone to promise reforms that will assure individual privacy and by February, the White House was looking into four possible options for overhauling the NSA's phone-surveillance activities. At the recent SXSW talk by WikiLeaks head Julian Assange, we get to know of a different new theory about Obama’s plans.

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Tor secure messaging client in pipeline for safer chat

Tor secure messaging client in pipeline for safer chat

Internet anonymity service Tor is working on a messaging client to offer Skype, Google Hangouts, and other IM users concerned about who might be reading their conversations a little piece of mind. Dubbed the Tor Instant Messaging Bundle, or TIMB, the app is expected to build on top of the existing InstantBird messenger, which will eventually be bundled in locked-down, encrypted form with the general Tor Launcher later this year.

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Obama talks NSA: EFF, Julian Assange, White House respond

Obama talks NSA: EFF, Julian Assange, White House respond

Just this morning, United States President Barack Obama spoke up at a bit of NSA news, letting it be known what his real NSA reform plan would be. As is often the case, some of the responses to the talk have appeared more telling than the talk itself. We're having a peek at what the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Julian Assange (of WikiLeaks), and the White House have done to follow up this set of announcements.

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Eric Schmidt and WikiLeaks founder talk “radicalization of internet educated youth”

Eric Schmidt and WikiLeaks founder talk “radicalization of internet educated youth”

As the book "The New Digital World" is published this week by Google's Eric Schmidt and co-author Jared Cohen, a transcript of a "secret" meeting held between the two men and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has come to light. The transcript of this meeting - as well as the audio (uploaded this week) has been being mined by the public, revealing notes such as the one appearing today involving "internet educated youth" as spoken about by both Assange and Cohen.

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Eric Schmidt WikiLeaks meeting turns up details on internet shut-down

Eric Schmidt WikiLeaks meeting turns up details on internet shut-down

This week a chat between Google's own Eric Schmidt and the head of the organization known as WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been revealed in full. This conversation has been typed out in transcript form and revealed to the public by none other than WikiLeaks itself, releasing this document just ahead of the publication of the book The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future. This is significant due to the book's co-author, Jared Cohen, also apparently being present at the meeting with Assange.

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Aaron Swartz named as possible WikiLeaks source

Aaron Swartz named as possible WikiLeaks source

Many people have commented on the Aaron Swartz case that came to a close when the 26-year-old Internet activist committed suicide earlier this month, but now WikiLeaks has chimed in with a series of very interesting tweets. Over the weekend, the WikiLeaks Twitter account posted four tweets that detail the website's relationship with Swartz. Through these tweets, we find out that not only did Swartz assist the website, but he also may have been a source.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 12, 2012

Welcome to Friday, folks. The weekend is here once again, and what better way to kick off the festivities than with a Windows 8 purchase? The new OS went up for pre-order today, while a number of other Windows 8-related stories were popping up all over the place. For instance, we found out that the marketing campaign for Windows 8 cost Microsoft a whopping $1.5 billion, and a collection of HP computers were spotted running Windows 8 on the show floor of one Best Buy store in Minnesota.

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