Privacy

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

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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

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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

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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

White House report recommends reducing NSA surveillance powers

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

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Brazil

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