Google’s privacy policy under attack

More fallout from PRISM:

The problem with the privacy policy seems to be one that a lot of governments and their constituents are facing: the policy that Google has in place it too hard to understand.

“In particular, we believe that the updated policy does not provide sufficient information to enable U.K. users of Google’s services to understand how their data will be used across all of the company’s products,” the ICO wrote in a statement.

Read the entire story at ReadWrite.

How to protect your PC from PRISM surveillance

PCWorld offers some good tips to reduce your visibility to PRISM surveillance.

Note that there is absolutely no guarantee that our tips will make your PC PRISM proof. One of the generally held beliefs in the security world is that, with enough resources on the part of the attacker, any secrets that are known about can eventually be unearthed. But let’s say that you support an “Arab Spring” movement in a country whose interests parallel those of the U.S. government. It’s this sort of political uncertainty that encrypting personal communications is designed to liberate.

So what can you do? Here are some tips.