US House votes to stop NSA’s mass surveillance

News 14 May, 2015 Adam Shepherd

USA Freedom Act passed by House of Representatives with overwhelming support

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Ebay lends support to Google in EU antitrust suit

News 27 Apr, 2015 Adam Shepherd

The e-commerce firm's CEO has come out in agreement with the search giant in the landmark European case

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Facebook hit by class action lawsuit focused on data privacy

News 9 Apr, 2015 Joe Curtis

Court case starts today to decide whether the social network is guilty of breaking EU law

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Cracking Tor is unacceptable and impossible, warns Parliamentary group

News 10 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Trying to block darkweb browser Tor would hurt whistleblowers, and could hike up crime

Cameron's pledge to ban encryption "catastrophic" for exports

News 10 Feb, 2015 Joe Curtis

Ed Vaizey urges tech industry to meet government halfway on encryption issue

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Google ordered to overhaul privacy policy by ICO

News 30 Jan, 2015 Caroline Donnelly

Search giant says it's happy to comply with data protection watchdog's ruling, and has already made some changes

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ICO blasts sluggish speed of EU data law reforms

News 14 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Information Commissioner calls for sensible laws when it comes to personal data

Stephen Hawking signs open letter against AI "pitfalls"

News 12 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Elon Musk also signs letter warning AI researchers to make society-friendly robots

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Yahoo reveals fine threats of up to $250,000 by US government

News 15 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Secret court documents reveal court case dated back to 2007

Samsung, Philips and Infineon fined over chip price fixing by EU

News 4 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

€138 million fine for chip company cartel

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Police arrest man over illegal sports streaming website

News 3 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Manchester man nabbed by Intellectual Property Crime unit

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GCHQ snooping tribunal hearing starts today

News 15 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

Spooks under scrutiny by regulators after demands for hearings by privacy groups

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Apple can trademark store layouts, rules EU

News 14 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

Copycat retailers may be forced to change shop layouts

Houses of Parliament

Government pushes emergency law to allow data snooping

News 10 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Government legislation will force telecoms companies to log customer info for government investigation

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UK ISPs block 1/5 websites on child protection grounds

News 2 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

ISPs are blocking perfectly legal web pages in an attempt to protect children from the internet, a study suggests

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Government row sparked over IT procurement

News 20 Jun, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Vince Cable attacks conservative IT policy for slow emails and standstill systems

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Nominet cracks down on nefarious domain names

News 3 Apr, 2014 Jane McCallion

Web addresses encouraging sexual offences and criminal activity to be screened out

European Parliament votes in favour of EU-wide data protection reform

News 12 Mar, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Long-awaited reforms to European data protection legislation move one step closer.

US Congressman aims to cut water supply to NSA datacentre

News 12 Feb, 2014 Jane McCallion

Lawmaker floats plan to cut water supply to controversial facility.