Privacy

ISP porn filters block sex education, rape support sites

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Sexual health advice, porn addiction resources and domestic abuse aid also barred
19 Dec 2013

White House report recommends reducing NSA surveillance powers

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Mass phone records shouldn't be kept, suggests report into NSA surveillance
19 Dec 2013

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Brazil

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Former NSA contractor offers to help Brazil fight US government snooping in exchange for permanent residence
17 Dec 2013

Indian government to introduce 'total internet surveillance' system

All emails, blog posts, social media and voice calls in India to be subject to surveillance
17 Dec 2013

NSA telephone data collection ruled unconstitutional

NSA activities described as 'almost Orwellian' in first post-Snowden case
17 Dec 2013

Backbytes: John le Carré to Edward Snowden - 'Good luck... You're probably screwed!'

"An intelligence agency cannot let a whistle-blower go unpunished," former spy turned novelist John le Carré tells Edward Snowden
13 Dec 2013

Lawsuit accuses IBM of collaborating with NSA and hurting business with China

Louisiana Sheriffs' Pension and Relief Fund says IBM should have revealed information sooner
13 Dec 2013

NSA using Google's online ad tracking tools to spy on web users

Android and Apple smartphones also tracked using app location tools
12 Dec 2013

Post-NSA governments need to regain citizens' trust - Microsoft VP Nadella

Microsoft's cloud and enterprise head Satya Nadella says people won't use tech if they fear repercussions
11 Dec 2013

Encrypting data will not stop government snooping

Tech companies are looking to encryption to protect their data from the NSA – but the truth is, if the government wants, the government gets. Danny Palmer explores the issues
10 Dec 2013

Eight tech firms call for changes to US government surveillance

The likes of Google, Apple, Microsoft and Facebook all involved in 'Reform Government Surveillance' alliance
09 Dec 2013

JP Morgan warns 465,000 customers that data could be exposed after cyber attack

Personal data could have been taken from web servers, says bank
05 Dec 2013

GP data to be extracted for Care.data in March 2014

Preparations for planned extraction of primary care data are 'well under way'
02 Dec 2013

Microsoft to ramp up encryption to combat NSA surveillance

Microsoft executives meet this week to consider plans to protect customer data from the NSA
27 Nov 2013

Why Brazil’s privacy push could cost firms dear

Sooraj Shah examines the implications for global businesses of the Brazilian government’s controversial data sovereignty plans
26 Nov 2013

Microsoft will encrypt messages in Office 365

Keeping the spies out
22 Nov 2013

UK marked down for poor privacy rights in latest Web Index Report

Seventy-six of the 81 countries examined did not meet best practice standards for checks and balances on government interception of electronic communications
22 Nov 2013

NSA had access to UK citizens mobile and email details from 2007

Edward Snowden's latest leaks reveal that the US may have attempted to spy on UK citizens without the government's approval
21 Nov 2013

Yahoo to encrypt all user data following NSA Prism snooping

Move comes after NSA looked at Yahoo user data without web firm knowing
19 Nov 2013

'NSA exceeded the scope of authorised acquisition continuously,' says Judge

FISC Judge John D. Bates criticses US government's Prism programme in recently revealed documents
19 Nov 2013

Microsoft to increase use of encryption to thwart NSA/GCHQ internet surveillance

Microsoft to address weak point exploited by NSA and GCHQ
14 Nov 2013

Rise of the Data Protection Officer

Under proposed EU rules, many organisations will soon have to appoint a data protection officer. So what does the DPO’s role entail and are they in danger of being made scapegoats? Sooraj Shah investigates
13 Nov 2013

H4cked Off: Too much Hoovering is bad for us all

The example of J Edgar Hoover shows why surveillance without oversight is a dangerous thing
10 Nov 2013

GCHQ director Sir Iain Lobban claims secret surveillance methods are not 'sinister'

GCHQ's Lobban also guarantees that spy agencies will not conduct operations that are illegal
08 Nov 2013