Privacy

NSA data collection ruled illegal by privacy oversight board

Edward Snowden NSA Prism whistleblower
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

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt
It is a 'race between computers and people', he says
24 Jan 2014

Verizon transparency report reveals increase in US government data requests

verizon
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

French privacy watchdog fines Google for failure to comply with data protection act

Google's privacy policies for services and data collection don't give users 'capacity to exercise their rights', says CNIL
09 Jan 2014

Facebook users sue company over privacy

US plaintiffs allege Facebook illegally mines private messages for competitive advantage
03 Jan 2014

Post-NSA government still trusted over private firms with personal data handling

Ernst & Young report suggests people still happy to share personal information with government - but wary of web firms
02 Jan 2014

H4cked Off: Snowden’s not the messiah, or even a particularly naughty boy. He’s just some guy.

Let's drop the profile pieces and get back to the slightly wider issue of all the illegal data theft, yeah?
02 Jan 2014

RSA ‘categorically denies’ secret ties with NSA

RSA says it has not "intentionally" weakened any of its products or taken payments to introduce weaknesses
23 Dec 2013

GCHQ and NSA spied on charities, allies, and an EU official

US and UK spy agencies worked together to monitor a list of surveillance targets in more than 60 countries
20 Dec 2013

Putin: NSA surveillance necessary to combat terrorism

But Russian president says agency needs to "limit its appetite"
19 Dec 2013

ISP porn filters block sex education, rape support sites

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