The Federal Communications Commission approved a $3.2Bn grant today to provide a $50 monthly grant for qualifying residential broadband customers. The grant, known as the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, will extend a $50 a month stipend to qualifying customers and a one-time $100 stipend for the purchase of a new computer. Under the law, the … Continue reading FCC announces $50 monthly grant for qualifying residential broadband customers.
As is always the case at McAfee Media Solutions, we believe in strong protections for personal privacy. When companies and governments won't provide the privacy needed, we create it ourselves. Apple published its yearly Transparency report this week and had a surprising uptick in the number of devices and user data requests from governments. Overall, … Continue reading Apple Admits Providing 1000’s of Users Data to Fed.
While you were sleeping Australia passed the Assistance and Access Bill making it illegal to use encryption without providing back doors to government and police investigators. But I don’t live in Australia, why would that matter to me? Australia is a member of the 5 Eyes domestic spying alliance. In order to circumvent the Bill … Continue reading While You Were Sleeping…
updated 7JUN19@1023 Installing WireGuard VPN on Debian Based Linux Servers with Ubuntu Based Linux Clients WireGuard is a kernel-based VPN solution that features speeds several times faster than normal IPSEC based VPN solutions. This Guide is Subject To Change at Any Point given improvements in the usability and configuration of WireGuard. Steps to … Continue reading WireGuard VPN Walkthrough
Australia's Department of Home Affairs published a letter today entitled "Statement of Principles on Access to Evidence and Encryption" from the governments of the countries of the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, otherwise known as "The Five Eyes". In the letter, the five countries addressed the continuous non-problem faced by governments … Continue reading Five Eyes Countries Threaten Tech Industry
Wall Street Journal exposes 3rd party access to users’ Gmail inboxes. Google admitted this week that while they have honored their promise to no longer scan users inboxes for advertising purposes, they have not restricted 3rd party application developers from doing so. Sources quoted in the Wall Street Journal [paywall] article said that developers have … Continue reading Gmail Admits User Data Unsafe; Exposed to 3rd Parties
Utilizing high speed wireless access points and Bledsoe Telephone’s new Fiber service, Pizza King is able to offer new service to customers. McAfee Media Solutions finished work at Pikeville’s Pizza King restaurant last week, completing a total overhaul of the restaurant’s network. Partnered with Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative's new fiber internet service, Pizza King can now … Continue reading Pikeville’s Pizza King brings high speed WiFi to customers.
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Over 1000 users of the popular online game marketplace Steam identified spyware being distributed alongside game files last week. Redshell, the spyware program discovered by Reddit User, Alexspeed75, tracks user data and behavior and shares it with an unknown number of 3rd parties. So far, 56 games have been identified as including the spyware, including … Continue reading Steam Spyware Scares Supporters
After the Snowden revelations in 2013, the world discovered just how deep the surveillance rabbit hole goes. From PRISM to XKeyscore and secret FISA courts, everything you do online is captured, analyzed, and recorded for later use. Anything you’ve said or thought, can and will be used against you in a court of law. VPNs, … Continue reading What is a VPN and why do I need one?