All Government articles

GOVERNMENT

Why Americans Should Care About FISA Mass Surveillance

The US government has just voted to extend FISA mass surveillance laws by another six years. Find out how this means you can be spied on for merely mentioning a suspicious word and what you can do about it.


January 18, 2018
5 mins
GOVERNMENT

What Happens if FCC Votes to Kill off Net Neutrality?

Despite zero support outside of cable companies set to profit from the repeal of net neutrality and fierce public opposition, the FCC, led by Ajit Pai (pictured), is set to vote through a plan to do just that. Find out what this momentous change will mean for your internet experience.


December 11, 2017
5 mins
GOVERNMENT

Will Snooping Social Media Profiles Make US Borders Safer?

US customs can now demand your passwords and snoop through your social media and personal devices. Refuse and you'll be denied entry - or worse. The question is whether this incredible privacy intrusion is even effective at all at fighting terrorism let alone justified.


November 01, 2017
7 mins
GOVERNMENT

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.


October 27, 2017
4 mins
GOVERNMENT

Privacy International Right to Challenge Government’s Bulk Hacking Powers

The privacy rights group and seven ISPs are taking the government to court over its ability to hack the British public en masse. As well undermining 250 years of common law, it rides roughshod over our inalienable human rights and makes us all more exposed to criminal hackers.


October 10, 2017
6 mins
GOVERNMENT

Healthcare Cybersecurity Must Be Prioritized Now

The recent NHS shutdown by the Wannacry ransomware showed us how disruptive cyberattacks can be on critical public services. Unless governments start prioritizing healthcare cybersecurity, lives will be lost in inevitable future incidents.


October 02, 2017
6 mins
GOVERNMENT

Can You Really Trust Whatsapp with Your Secrets?

With a new business service rumored, we ask whether you should trust Whatsapp with your most sensitive data. It may offer end-to-end encryption but the Facebook-owned app has come under fire from privacy advocates.


September 26, 2017
3 mins
GOVERNMENT

Protecting National Infrastructure from Cyber-attacks Our Priority

Beyond all the talk of terrorists using encryption to hide from police, we must remember a bigger UK threat from cyberspace: organised crime and state-sponsored spies, who could soon cause a power grid meltdown, ground planes or even disrupt our entire financial system.


September 13, 2017
7 mins
GOVERNMENT

Trump Protester Data Demand Shows We Must Protect Browsing History

US government demands for a web hosting company to hand over 1.3M IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump website sound a clear warning: your browsing history will be used against you. We must all take steps to protect our own.


August 16, 2017
4 mins
GOVERNMENT

UK Data Protection Bill Hypocrisy From Snoopers’ Charter Authors

Stronger protections for UK consumers' personal data is welcome but will the same government that created the draconian Snoopers' Charter have to abide by these new rules? We doubt it.


August 09, 2017
5 mins
GOVERNMENT

China’s State-Mandated Spyware a Taste of Things To Come?

We might think our Western democracies are a long way from Beijing’s authoritarianism, but our privacy is already being diminished by the War on Terror.


August 04, 2017
6 mins
GOVERNMENT

Supreme Court Must Protect Location Data

The Supreme Court has the chance to fix the discrepancy in privacy laws that means police don't need a warrant to access your phone's location data. It must take it, as the alternative is unthinkable.


August 02, 2017
4 mins