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The Problem with EU Telcos Flouting Net Neutrality

European telcos already use deep packet inspection to monitor web traffic. Soon its use for surveillance and profiling could be enshrined in law

Jennifer Baker
By Jennifer Baker
Browsing the Australian Coalition’s History on Digital Rights

Browsing the Australian Coalition’s History on Digital Rights

Global trends point towards increased surveillance and censorship. Australia is no different.

Katherine Barnett
By Katherine Barnett
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Australian Police Can Now Spy On Public WiFi Users

New Australian encryption legislation allows police to force public WiFi providers to turn over user information

Rebecca Duff
By Rebecca Duff
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European Telecom Giants Push to Legalize Deep Packet Inspection

Current European law specifically bans deep-packet inspection, but European telcos are attempting to gain the right to examine the contents of their users’ communications

Alex Brammer
By Alex Brammer
South Africa Proposes Online Porn Block

South Africa Proposes Online Porn Block

The proposed law would block internet porn on all devices by default

Rebecca Duff
By Rebecca Duff
Woman Using WhatsApp On Phone

WhatsApp Urges Users to Update App Following Major Security Flaw

The spyware is installed via WhatsApp's call function

Charlotte Darrell
By Charlotte Darrell
Leinster House in Dublin

UK-Style “Porn Laws” Should Be Introduced In Ireland, Says Mental Health Minister

Jim Daly, Minister of State for Mental Health, claims that Ireland will “live to regret it” if age verification laws are not introduced

Alex Brammer
By Alex Brammer
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UK ‘Porn Block’ Law Delayed Until End of 2019

The new government measures aim to protect children from potentially harmful content online

Rebecca Duff
By Rebecca Duff
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The Dictator’s Guide to Internet Surveillance and Censorship

Using the internet to control what information is made available to the masses and monitor what they might be saying is all too easy if you’re a dictator with deep pockets and a dystopian determination.

Davey Winder
By Davey Winder
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UK Snoopers’ Charter: Where Are We Now?

Brits live under one of the most extreme surveillance regimes in the world. The Investigatory Powers Act gives the UK government sweeping powers to spy on ordinary folk - but privacy campaigners are taking the law to high court and raising crucial amendments.

Nicholas Fearn
By Nicholas Fearn
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