Claire Broadley is a UK technical blogger who has written for the BBC, Huffington Post and Lifehacker. She writes about online surveillance, and government attitudes to privacy and encryption.

Articles by Claire Broadley

Map of Australia - an Encryption Stupid Nation

Australia on Encryption: “I’m with Stupid”

Australia is following in the footsteps of the wrong-headed UK in trying to undermine encryption. In the ostensible bid to fight terrorism, Australia is the latest to risk the security that allows much of the web to function.

Russian Hackers Target Hotel Wi-FI

Hotel Wi-Fi Hacks by Russian Group a Stark Reminder

Researchers are warning that the notorious Russian cyber espionage group behind last year's DNC hack appear to be now targeting hotel Wi-Fi to harvest sensitive data. It's a stark reminder of the need for VPN protection on these networks.

Teach Kids Privacy

How Parents Can Help Teach Kids About Privacy

Spoiler: no, most of us aren't. Parents need to educate themselves about the impact of an unwanted digital tattoo and other dangers before they can help their kids.

Anonymous Browsing Data Exposed

German Anonymous Browsing Data Exposed

The success of two researchers in uncovering the personal browsing habits of 3 million internet users is a terrifying reminder of just how vulnerable browsing data really is.

Smart Toys Are Spying on Your Kids

Smart Toys Are Spying on Your Kids

Controversy over the security of internet-connected toys has been bubbling away but you know it's time to pay attention when the FBI puts out a PSA about it. Read on to get the inside line on this serious issue.

We Need to Fight for Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality is Worth Fighting For

Net neutrality is under dire threat from corporations greedy for more profit. Join the fight to protect the principle that keeps the internet open and free for everyone.

Whatsapp Ban Dangers

A WhatsApp Ban Would Make You Less Safe

Not only would a "Whatsapp ban" utterly fail to prevent terrorism, undermining encryption would have a series of unintended consequences that would leave us all worse off.

Nothing to Hide Argument

Why Snooping is Scary if You’ve Got Nothing to Hide

Don't fall for the government line that if you've done nothing wrong then you've nothing to hide. We all deserve our privacy.