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Watchdog says “intolerable” terror laws must be scrapped
surveillance
Server & storage

Watchdog says “intolerable” terror laws must be scrapped

Adds that stronger reasons required to introduce Snoopers' Charter
11 Jun 2015
Legal scholars plead with MPs over Snooper’s Charter
government
data protection

Legal scholars plead with MPs over Snooper’s Charter

Academics sign open letter to stem government-sanctioned data collection
26 May 2015
Wikimedia sues NSA and US DoJ re mass surveillance
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Security

Wikimedia sues NSA and US DoJ re mass surveillance

The Foundation is taking legal action against the NSA and the US Department of Justice
11 Mar 2015
UK tribunal rules GCHQ's NSA data-sharing deal "unlawful"
Surveillance
Security

UK tribunal rules GCHQ's NSA data-sharing deal "unlawful"

Civil liberty groups cheer court ruling, but claim there is more work to do
6 Feb 2015
Governments accused of using hacked data to spy on people
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Security

Governments accused of using hacked data to spy on people

According to leaked documents, governmental organisations in the UK, US and Canada are making use of hacked intel
6 Feb 2015
Government slammed for attempts to revive Snoopers Charter
Surveillance
Business strategy

Government slammed for attempts to revive Snoopers Charter

The ICO and ISPA hit out at Government's attempt to use Paris attacks to push for more surveillance powers
14 Jan 2015
How tech helps fight the counter-terrorism war
Security

How tech helps fight the counter-terrorism war

Davey Winder examines how technology can help and hinder in the fight against terrorism
9 Dec 2014
Russian webcam hackers: Nothing to see here
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Security

Russian webcam hackers: Nothing to see here

Davey Winder explains why the Russsian webcam story isn't news at all...
26 Nov 2014
Facebook outed as host of Lee Rigby murder chat
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Security

Facebook outed as host of Lee Rigby murder chat

Extremist had "online exchange" via Facebook claiming he wanted to kill a soldier, it has emerged
26 Nov 2014
Campaigners unveil Detekt tool to find surveillance malware
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Security

Campaigners unveil Detekt tool to find surveillance malware

New tool looks for state spyware on activist computers
21 Nov 2014
Yahoo details government requests for data
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Security

Yahoo details government requests for data

Nearly 7,000 requests made by US government alone in six months
29 Sep 2014
Apple denies NSA data-grabbing backdoors exist in iOS
Mobile

Apple denies NSA data-grabbing backdoors exist in iOS

Claims made by forensic data scientist at hacking conference about iOS access flaws denied by Apple
23 Jul 2014
Snowden calls on peers to develop anti-surveillance tech
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Security

Snowden calls on peers to develop anti-surveillance tech

NSA whistleblower to focus on promoting anti-snooping tools
21 Jul 2014
Apple denies Chinese government tracks iPhone location data
Mobile

Apple denies Chinese government tracks iPhone location data

Apple has reassured Chinese iPhone users that the government can't use their location data
14 Jul 2014
Squeaky Dolphin and the NSA programs you never knew about
Security

Squeaky Dolphin and the NSA programs you never knew about

IT Pro takes you on a run down of some of the major NSA projects that may have passed you by over the last 12 months
4 Jul 2014
NSA authorised to intercept data in all but four countries
Surveillance
Security

NSA authorised to intercept data in all but four countries

The US only has anti-spying agreements with Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
2 Jul 2014
Social media users at risk of mass surveillance
Surveillance
Security

Social media users at risk of mass surveillance

Counter terrorism director claims monitoring social media activity of UK citizens is permissible by law
17 Jun 2014
Tech giants to reveal government data requests
Data breach
data protection

Tech giants to reveal government data requests

Defying authorities, major companies mark their end of compliance with a bang
2 May 2014
"Dark Wallet" bitcoin software aims to keep users anonymous
Security

"Dark Wallet" bitcoin software aims to keep users anonymous

App will keep transaction untraceable, no matter who you are
1 May 2014
GCHQ used fake LinkedIn pages to access company data
Surveillance
Business strategy

GCHQ used fake LinkedIn pages to access company data

Latest Edward Snowden revelations suggest GCHQ used spoof LinkedIn pages to spy on telcos.
19 Mar 2014
GCHQ and NSA accused of using Angry Birds to nab user data
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GCHQ and NSA accused of using Angry Birds to nab user data

Surveillance agencies have reportedly tried to collect personal information leaked from smartphone and tablet apps.
28 Jan 2014
President Obama sets out US surveillance reforms
Security

President Obama sets out US surveillance reforms

US president curbs bulk collection of phone records.
17 Jan 2014
Vodafone wants to blow whistle on surveillance requests
Security

Vodafone wants to blow whistle on surveillance requests

Mobile operator writes to 25 governments asking to publish surveillance requests.
17 Jan 2014
NSA accused of collecting 200 million text messages a day
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Security

NSA accused of collecting 200 million text messages a day

Latest twist in NSA surveillance scandal suggests its been snooping on millions of text messages every day.
17 Jan 2014