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China VPN Ban Finally Here: What Does it Mean?

We take a look at at the situation in China now that the government has stopped turning a blind eye to VPN use and banned it.

Ben Dickson
Ben Dickson29 Mar 2018 · 7 mins read
Snoopers Charter UK Explained

The Investigatory Powers Act is some of the most extreme mass surveillance legislation in the world and affects everyone living in the UK. Here is everything you need to know.

Simon Migliano
Simon Migliano01 Feb 2018 · 10 mins read
Why Americans Should Care About FISA Mass Surveillance

The US government has voted to extend FISA mass surveillance laws by another six years. Find out what this means.

Phil Muncaster
Phil Muncaster18 Jan 2018 · 5 mins read
Australia on Encryption: "I'm with Stupid"

Australia is following in the foolish footsteps of the UK in trying to undermine encryption in a misguided bid to fight terrorism.

Claire Broadley
Claire Broadley27 Oct 2017 · 4 mins read
Privacy Advocates Right to Challenge Hacking Powers

Privacy activists and seven ISPs are taking the government to court over its ability to hack the British public en masse.

Phil Muncaster
Phil Muncaster10 Oct 2017 · 6 mins read
Can You Really Trust Whatsapp with Your Secrets?

Should you trust Whatsapp? It may offer end-to-end encryption but there are question marks over the Facebook-owned app.

Claire Broadley
Claire Broadley26 Sep 2017 · 3 mins read
Walmart Facial Recognition Privacy Concerns

Creepy new facial recognition tech combined with customer purchase history sets our privacy antenna tingling.

Ben Dickson
Ben Dickson30 Aug 2017 · 3 mins read
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.

Phil Muncaster
Phil Muncaster04 Aug 2017 · 6 mins read
Supreme Court Must Protect Location Data

The Supreme Court has the chance to close the loophole allowing police to access phone location data without a warrant.

Paul Newham
Paul Newham02 Aug 2017 · 4 mins read
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.

Ben Dickson
Ben Dickson13 Jul 2017 · 3 mins read