Privacy

Four arrests in UK for 'Ratting' computer hijacks

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Another 11 individuals in Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Norway and Romania also arrested in connection with the same crime
21 Nov 2014

Russian website allows UK webcam and baby monitor feeds to be watched online, warns ICO

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Data watchdog urges UK citizens to use strong passwords to prevent hackers from tapping into their cameras
20 Nov 2014

IBM patents 'data privacy engine' to simplify and secure international e-business

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Data privacy engine will help businesses protect personal data as it is transferred between countries, including across private clouds, claims IBM
20 Nov 2014

Drones 'used to harass people' and 'for criminal conduct' say police

Lords inquiry hears unmanned flying devices already being used for 'malicious' acts
18 Nov 2014

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others call on US Senate to limit NSA surveillance

Reform Government Surveillence Group urges US legislators to pass USA Freedom Act in open letter
17 Nov 2014

Germany and Brazil propose UN resolution re-write to condemn 'highly intrusive act' of NSA surveillance

Two countries, both victims of NSA spying, want United Nations to condemn snooping
07 Nov 2014

Was GCHQ's Robert Hannigan right or wrong to call on tech firms to help with terrorism threat?

Two Computing journalists butt heads over whether GCHQ should be assisted, or condemned
06 Nov 2014

BBC's 'conservative approach' to data use 'makes our jobs a little harder'

BBC Worldwide's Michael Fleshman talks to Computing about the organisation's conservative approach to data use
04 Nov 2014

GCHQ conducts mass surveillance without a warrant with help from NSA, government admits

GCHQ doesn't bother with warrants, Investigatory Powers Tribunal or data protection laws, admits government in privacy court case
29 Oct 2014

David Davis MP: Only a minority of MPs care about internet privacy - and even fewer know much about technology

'Even the ministers in charge of this don't have the first bloody idea of what they are doing,' says Davis
23 Oct 2014

Data generated by connected devices should be considered personal, says data protection authorities

Data protection authorities call for data protection laws to be extended to the internet of things
22 Oct 2014

ICO issues privacy warning over CCTV, wearable devices and drones

'Surveillance cameras should not be deployed as a quick fix, but a proportionate response to a real and pressing problem,' says ICO's Jonathan Bamford
16 Oct 2014

‘Trust has gone from cloud providers,’ argues security expert following Snapchat, iCloud and Dropbox breaches

Data breaches and NSA snooping mean trust in cloud providers won't return for some time, Dr Kevin Curran tells Computing
15 Oct 2014

Like Jennifer Lawrence’s naked photo leak, the Snappening is another example of why we shouldn't trust cloud services

The 'Snappening', the Apple iCloud hack and even hapless Brooks Newmark MP all demonstrate how people can be too quick to trust 'the cloud' with their data
14 Oct 2014

Seven million Dropbox user account details stolen, claim hackers

Hacker group claims to have accessed files of millions of Dropbox users and threatens to publish them in exchange for Bitcoin
14 Oct 2014

Insurance firms unsure how far to push big data mining while remaining ethical

Insurance industry unsure how far to mine data - and the implications of ever-more accurate information
10 Oct 2014

Mothercare beacon trial demonstrates challenge of balancing 'better in-store experience' and privacy concerns

Mothercare has announced plans to trial beacon technology in its stores but questions over privacy remain
09 Oct 2014

H4cked Off: Naivete, thy name is Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee's solutions to the problem of personal data privacy, shared at IP Expo today, don't address the biggest challenge: most people just don't care
08 Oct 2014

NHS England to forge ahead with 'unchanged' care.data plans

Care.data to be re-started after hiatus as NHS England claims benefits outweigh the data risks
08 Oct 2014

'Just because you can collect this information, should you?' JLT CIO on ethical dilemmas presented by Internet of Things data

JLT Group CIO Ian Cohen has questioned the social implications of harnessing data for business benefit in a 'connected everything world'
01 Oct 2014

Viator data breach could affect 1.4 million customers

Customers of TripAdvisor-owned Viator could have had their payment card information stolen and account data swiped
23 Sep 2014

Apple updates privacy policy and Tim Cook denies NSA collaboration

CEO Tim Cook assures Apple users the privacy policy will be updated regularly as the firm looks to the iWatch
19 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Privacy at the forefront - Apple's iCloud, Microsoft's emails and 42,000 patient forms lost by NHS Trust

The most-read list features the security implications of the theft of celebrity photos and the biggest stories from BoxWorks
05 Sep 2014

iCloud hack: Photo theft due to stolen log-in details, not iCloud security issue, claims Apple

Naked photos 'leaked' because celebrity usernames and passwords were figured out, say Apple
03 Sep 2014