In what started in an emo like, ambiguous comment, our very own +Paul Shapiro lamented the change of Google’s new practice of encrypting search keywords. Our friend, and recurring guest +Tom Webster joined in the comment stream, and set off a flurry of activity on the security aspect of the change.
We decided to get to the bottom of this by letting both Paul and Tom discuss this amicably.
The Moz Blog
With all this NSA news coming out, we thought it would be a good idea to discuss what has happened in the last few weeks. We focus on services that have shut down, and are now facing legal issues for it. We discuss what it means to use internet services, and how to truly trust no one. We are joined by Tom Webster, our resident security expert, to discuss these topics.
ArsTechnica.com | Groklaw shuts down rather than risk feds snooping through e-mail
The Guardian | Lavabit email service abruptly shut down citing government interference
The Verge | Silent Circle sees ‘writing on the wall,’ shuts down secure email service
GnuPG | Gnu Privacy Guard
Tom Webster | Website
Always be looking over your shoulder and don’t talk to anyone. After a full week of press and paranoia, we enlisted the help of Tom Webster to explain PRISM and its effect on our personal security.
PRISM | Wikipedia
PGP | Wikipedia
“Would Metadata Have Caught Paul Revere?” | Duke Today
Edward Snowden” | Wikipedia
Apple’s Commitment to Customer Privacy
“PRISM Is Bad for American Soft Power” | The Atlantic