Privacy

GCHQ 'snooped on YouTube and Facebook' and analysed data using Splunk

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Spy agency had real-time data on Facebook 'likes', YouTube and Blogger visits
29 Jan 2014

Angry Birds and other unsecured phone apps targeted by NSA and GCHQ

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More Snowden leaks suggest spooks have cracked mapping, gaming and even swinging apps
28 Jan 2014

NSA privacy fears driving business back to UK hosting providers

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UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones says British companies want to bring their data back to Blighty to prevent snooping
28 Jan 2014

FBI claims it cloned Tor Mail mail server and mailboxes in 2013

Court filing reveals archive copies of entire anonymous mail service made
28 Jan 2014

Firms who need cyber insurance the most not getting insured – KPMG

Premiums are lower for companies that have reasonable controls, leading to unprotected firms being priced out
28 Jan 2014

Data Protection Day: What should be done about web firms' exploitation of personal data?

To mark Data Protection Day, Computing asked the experts if and how web firms' data use should be reined in
28 Jan 2014

US government enables tech firms to release more NSA spying data

Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and LinkedIn can publish aggregate number of national security requests they receive
28 Jan 2014

German court orders Google to block Max Mosley sex party images

Web search giant will appeal, saying ruling contravenes European law
27 Jan 2014

NSA data collection ruled illegal by privacy oversight board

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board says surveillance scheme should end
24 Jan 2014

Google chief Schmidt says middle-class jobs could be wiped out by IT

It is a 'race between computers and people', he says
24 Jan 2014

Verizon transparency report reveals increase in US government data requests

But telecoms firm prohibited from revealing data it submits to NSA
23 Jan 2014

Microsoft to store foreign customer data outside US to prevent NSA snooping

Microsoft breaks ranks with other tech firms with new policy
23 Jan 2014

Google "complained at great length" to NSA after snooping revelations

Chairman Eric Schmidt says Google had no knowledge of NSA surveillance prior to Snowden leaks
22 Jan 2014

Patients’ data 'can't be used for marketing or selling insurance premiums', says NHS

But NHS still needs to raise awareness of Care.data, says patient privacy campaigner
21 Jan 2014

Data protection : 2014 and beyond

Andrew Dyson, partner at law firm DLA Piper, explains what the impending EU data protection regulation has in store
20 Jan 2014

Obama to stop NSA from storing telephone data in bulk – but it will still be stored

Phone data will instead be stored by a third party
17 Jan 2014

NSA collected 200 million texts a day, including those of Britons

Latest Snowden revelations show that GCHQ was allowed to see SMS information collected by the US
17 Jan 2014

Blackphone promises to put privacy first

New venture by Silent Circle and Geekphone aims to keep calls and texts private
17 Jan 2014

NSA 'could spy' on 100,000 computers - while they're offline

Spy agency physically installs malware and uses 'secret' radio technology to monitor PCs, according to the latest Snowden revelations
15 Jan 2014

Yelp has to reveal identity of some anonymous users, says US court

If users aren't customers then they are not exempted from freedom of speech laws, says Judge
13 Jan 2014

Web security providers welcome government Cyber Streetwise campaign

Sophos, Symantec and Tenable all support new effort to raise cyber awareness
13 Jan 2014

'Do not opt out of Care.data' plead health charities

If public do not trust programme, a whole generation of data will be lost, claims Quicksilva
13 Jan 2014

Google enables Gmail users to email their Google+ contacts

Move raises privacy concerns and may initially swamp users with unwanted emails from social media contacts
10 Jan 2014

Over 1,000 DWP staff taken to task for benefits record snooping

FOI request reveals computer misuse at Department for Work and Pensions
10 Jan 2014