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US big tech suffers as federal privacy bill delayed

Firms must comply with California's strict data laws in lieu of a federal bill
1 Oct 2019
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Policy & legislation

Liberty defeated in ‘snooper’s charter’ legal challenge

High court rules the government’s Investigatory Powers Act doesn’t breach human rights
29 Jul 2019
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Superhuman ends pixel tracking after backlash

The email plugin startup removed read receipts by default after accusations of surveillance
4 Jul 2019
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GDPR is not enough to win back customer trust

When it comes to building new services, industry experts believe there should be a collective responsibility for data security
15 Apr 2019
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UK Prisons trial facial recognition to stop drug smugglers

Biometric technology used to catch visitors supplying contraband
6 Mar 2019
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GCHQ’s mass data collection breached human rights law

Surveillance methods disclosed by Edward Snowden in 2013 ruled illegal in landmark ruling
13 Sep 2018
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South Wales Police get ultimatum to drop facial recognition

Ex-councillor Ed Bridges has given the force two weeks to drop tech that "violates privacy rights"
14 Jun 2018
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Facebook suspends hundreds of apps for misusing user data

An internal investigation into data misuse by Facebook apps has led to a raft of suspensions
14 May 2018
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Network & Internet

Coalition Against Piracy fights online piracy

The new coalition, backed by numerous companies, hopes to dismantle the businesses behind pirate streaming boxes
19 Oct 2017
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Google and Microsoft agree to crack down on piracy

Tech firms sign up to voluntary code of conduct
21 Feb 2017
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Megaupload will relaunch in 2017, says Kim Dotcom

Megaupload 2.0 won’t be hosted in the US, and will involve Bitcoin
11 Jul 2016
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Searching for pirated Game of Thrones shows lead to malware

When you pirate the Game of Thrones - you either win or get infected with malware
18 May 2016
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Policy & legislation

Linking to Playboy piracy isn't infringement

Advocate general delivery advisory ahead of landmark case
8 Apr 2016
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Network & Internet

Pirate Bay founder builds Raspberry Pi piracy machine

Peter Sunde has built a copying computer called Kopimashin that clones singles at a rate of 100 copies per second
24 Dec 2015
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Policy & legislation

Swedish ISPs cannot be forced to block The Pirate Bay

Swedish court rules that ISPs cannot be legally compelled to block file-sharing sites on the grounds of copyright infringement
1 Dec 2015
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Policy & legislation

Online pirates could face same prison term as sex offenders

Harsher penalties for online piracy are 'not appropriate', warns paralegal
31 Jul 2015
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Why ISPs are blocking ebook piracy sites

Publishers Association wins piracy site ban after millions of takedown requests
27 May 2015
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The Pirate Bay is back, but for how long?

Notorious file-sharing site reappears online, but claims suggest FBI is logging IPs
3 Feb 2015
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BBC says ISPs should cut off pirate connections

BBC Worldwide thinks those who repeatedly infringe copyright should not have an internet connection at all
10 Sep 2014
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Network & Internet

Pirate Bay goes mobile

The mobile version of Pirate Bay will include separate TV, music and movie sites
28 Jul 2014
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public sector

Piracy warnings to be emailed to perpetrators

Those who repeatedly download pirated material will receive up to four warnings advising them of the law
21 Jul 2014
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Mobile

Google Glass banned from UK cinemas

The potential use of Google Glass headsets by movie pirates has got it banned from UK cinemas
1 Jul 2014
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public sector

"Google should take the lead" in online piracy

David Cameron's intellectual property advisor says action against piracy should start with the search engine
30 May 2014