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MASS SURVEILLANCE

China VPN Ban Finally Here: What Does it Mean?

Millions in China have just lost access to the global internet now the VPN ban is finally in effect. The nation has the most VPN users in the world thanks to strict censorship by a government that until now turned a blind eye to use of the privacy software. We take a look at what's happened and what it means.


March 29, 2018
7 mins
MASS SURVEILLANCE

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
MASS SURVEILLANCE

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
MASS SURVEILLANCE

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
MASS SURVEILLANCE

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
MASS SURVEILLANCE

Facial Recognition Tech at Walmart: Privacy Issues

Creepy new facial recognition tech being developed by Walmart that it plans to combine with customer purchase history sets our privacy antenna tingling. It's part of a wider trend of adoption of this tech that has disturbing privacy implications.


August 30, 2017
3 mins
MASS SURVEILLANCE

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
MASS SURVEILLANCE

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
MASS SURVEILLANCE

ISP Snooping: Why You Should Care

Your ISP is watching you so that it can either sell your browsing history to advertisers or hand it over to the authorities. Find out how you can protect yourself from this invasion of privacy.


July 13, 2017
3 mins
MASS SURVEILLANCE

British PM Theresa May is the Enemy of Online Privacy

May's latest outburst in the wake of terrorist attacks in London is just the latest round of a bitter, long-running personal vendetta against online privacy.


July 13, 2017
6 mins
MASS SURVEILLANCE

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.


July 10, 2017
4 mins
MASS SURVEILLANCE

Let's Get Behind Liberty’s Legal Challenge to the Snoopers’ Charter

Human rights group Liberty has won the right to legally challenge the Snoopers' Charter, some of the most extreme legislation of its kind. Here's why you need to care.


July 09, 2017