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Interview: "It's Pretty Much Impossible" To Protect Online Privacy

  • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
  • April 8, 2013

From online companies tracking users’ digital footprints to the trend for more and more data to be stored on cloud servers, Internet privacy seems like a thing of the past—if it ever existed at all. RFE/RL correspondent Deana Kjuka recently spoke about these issues with online security analyst Bruce Schneier, author of the book “Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive.”

RFE/RL: It is no secret that online companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter are tracking users’ digital footprints. How accurate are these online profiles? What are they used for, other than advertising?…

Getting To Blocked Websites Not As Hard As You Think

  • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
  • June 27, 2007

A screen shot of a blocked website in Iran (RFE/RL)

June 27, 2007 (RFE/RL)—A recent reportby Freedom House has detailed a “new form of censorship” that has taken hold in CIS states. A particular target of governments’ efforts to control what their citizens read is the Internet—and blocking websites has become common practice in some countries. RFE/RL correspondent Heather Maher asked Bruce Schneier, chief technical officer of computer-security company BT Counterpane, about how such blocking works and what can be done to counter it.

RFE/RL: How exactly does someone—a government official—block a website?…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.