Windows 10 Spies On 14 Million Users: Here’s How To Stop It

"We can see everything you're doing through our window."

“We can see everything you’re doing through our, window.”

By Alec Cope
We Are Change

If you are reading this, chances are you downloaded Windows 10; and are rightfully disturbed. In all honesty, I did too (the Cortana feature was too alluring) despite the fact I understood what I was getting myself into: ever more intimate surveillance.

The same cannot be said for the 14 million people who “opted-in” for the spy-system however. (more…)

Got Chrome? Google Just Silently Downloaded This Onto Your Computer

Chrome logo with white background

By Alec Cope
We Are Change

“Don’t Be Evil” – Google

On June 17th, Google did not announce (the news broke) that the DARPA affiliated corporation has been silently downloading audio listeners onto every computer that has Chrome.

This effectively means that Google sees your privacy as piddly-squat, which does not necessarily come off as a surprise, when one considers Google’s censorship of We Are Change – this very organization as nothing. The website Private Internet Access‘s Rick Falkvinge reported how he came to understand this new policy: (more…)

U.S. Army Lies About Using Giant Blimp To Monitor Maryland Residents


Alec Cope
We Are Change

JLENS, short for Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor, will float at an altitude of 10,000 feet, almost 24/7. In the State of Maryland it is already active, military officials claim it has no capabilities to spy on citizens. However, a digital privacy expert by the name of Ginger McCall has documents acquired via a lawsuit that prove its second objective is to monitor ground movement.

Facebook signs users up to privacy policy that allows it to track you everywhere on the internet


SOURCE: The Independent

A new Facebook privacy policy allows the site to track your activity even after you’ve left it — and all users have automatically signed up to it.

The change enables it to gather data from activity across the internet, as well as the normal data it gathers on information you and your friends have added to the site. It also allows the site to pass on that information with its other branches, including Instagram. (more…)

Sony Hack Justifies New CISPA That Is Identical to the Old One

image via Wikipedia

By Jason Koebler

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: CISPA, a controversial, privacy-threatening cybersecurity bill, is back, again, again, again, again.

The version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives (embedded below) is identical to the civil liberties-killing version the House passed in 2013, but the political situation is not, which isn’t good news for opponents of the bill or anyone who values their privacy online. (more…)

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