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UK Snoopers’ Charter: Where Are We Now?

Privacy campaigners are fighting for crucial amendments to UK surveillance law in European high courts

Nicholas Fearn
By Nicholas Fearn30 Jan 2019  ·  9 mins read
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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
By Ben Dickson29 Mar 2018  ·  7 mins read
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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
By Simon Migliano1 Feb 2018  ·  10 mins read
FISA Mass Surveillance - Why Is This A Problem
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
By Phil Muncaster18 Jan 2018  ·  5 mins read
Australia Encryption Stupid
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
By Claire Broadley27 Oct 2017  ·  4 mins read
Snoopers Charter Court Challenge Privacy International
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
By Phil Muncaster10 Oct 2017  ·  6 mins read
Can You Trust Whatsapp?
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
By Claire Broadley26 Sep 2017  ·  3 mins read
Facial Recognition Privacy Concerns - Walmart
Walmart Facial Recognition Privacy Concerns

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

Ben Dickson
By Ben Dickson30 Aug 2017  ·  3 mins read
China Spyware Sign of Things To Come
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
By Phil Muncaster4 Aug 2017  ·  6 mins read
SOCTUS 4th Amendment Protections for Locations Data
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
By Paul Newham2 Aug 2017  ·  4 mins read