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    1. February 11, 2016

      One step too far for the British security state

      Few items of legislation proposed by David Cameron’s government are as sensitive as its plan to reform the oversight of...

    2. February 11, 2016

      Politicians pave way for new digital spying proposals

      Proposals to update the UK’s spying regime for the digital age have received cautious approval from a committee of MPs...

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    1. February 9, 2016

      Silicon Valley faces forced data decryption move in UK

      Britain’s intelligence services have warned the world’s largest technology companies they will press ahead with plans...

    2. February 9, 2016

      UK internet surveillance proposals too intrusive, MPs say

      Proposals to increase internet surveillance are intrusive and do not protect user privacy adequately, an influential...

    3. February 2, 2016

      Transatlantic privacy shield could yet be pierced by regulators

      Silicon Valley can breathe a little easier today. On Tuesday the European Commission said it had reached a deal with...

    4. January 29, 2016

      EU and US tack towards web data ‘safe harbour’

      Brussels and Washington are scrambling to finalise a last-minute deal over transatlantic data transfers before a grace...

    5. January 20, 2016

      EU removes carrot but keeps stick in data laws

      Not many pieces of EU legislation are accompanied by their own movie. Yet cameras followed Jan Philipp Albrecht, a...

    6. January 20, 2016

      Silicon Valley and Washington in uneasy truce after Snowden

      Edward Snowden changed the international politics of cyberspace forever. In 2013, the former contractor for the...

    7. January 19, 2016

      China: When big data meets big brother

      When browsing the internet in China, be sure to avoid logging on between 2am and 4am, steer clear of websites offering...

    8. January 13, 2016

      Bosses reading your emails are not breaching your privacy

      Workers of Europe beware: your employer may have the right to read those personal emails and instant messages you send...

    9. January 8, 2016

      UK police pay millions of pounds for telecoms surveillance

      The UK’s police forces pay telecoms groups millions of pounds each year for information such as call records and the...

    10. January 7, 2016

      Big tech groups warn UK against spy bill

      Silicon Valley’s biggest companies have urged the UK government to reconsider swaths of its proposed surveillance law,...

    11. December 21, 2015

      Apple says surveillance push risks paralysing global tech sector

      Apple has launched a counteroffensive against the UK’s proposed new surveillance law saying the measures risk...

    12. December 21, 2015

      Apple believes bill creates ‘key under doormat for bad guys’

      Shortly after Theresa May introduced the draft Investigatory Powers bill in November to update the UK’s surveillance...

    13. December 17, 2015

      The hype over metadata is a dangerous myth

      Communications data — and the government’s powers to collect them — are at the heart of the draft Investigatory Powers...

    14. December 15, 2015

      EU agrees strict new regime on data protection

      The European Union agreed strict new rules on data protection on Tuesday, heralding a new era of major fines for...

    15. December 14, 2015

      Europe’s tech-mad teens face tighter parental controls

      European teenagers face having to secure parental permission to join the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat...

    16. December 1, 2015

      UK spy agency GCHQ admits it carries out computer hacking

      GCHQ, the UK electronic spy agency, has admitted for the first time in court that it engages in computer hacking. The...

    17. November 20, 2015

      British surveillance act is referred to European courts

      Surveillance legislation that was rushed through parliament last year only to be struck down by the High Court has been...

    18. November 13, 2015

      Week in Review, November 14

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Microsoft shifts customer data...

    19. November 12, 2015

      Microsoft’s Satya Nadella rethinks the cloud

      Satya Nadella believes he has devised a formula that will hand US internet and cloud computing companies a new lease of...

    20. November 11, 2015

      Microsoft: vielen Dank!

      “Thanks a lot, Microsoft,” is something nobody was saying in Silicon Valley or Washington on Wednesday. In a blaze of...

    21. November 11, 2015

      Microsoft’s move raises risks of a fractured web

      When the European Court of Justice scrapped a longstanding transatlantic data transfer agreement last month, many in...

    22. November 11, 2015

      US cloud blows over Atlantic to find protection

      US tech companies have made a lot of their affinity with Germany and all things German in the aftermath of the...

    23. November 11, 2015

      Microsoft unveils German data plan to tackle US internet spying

      Microsoft threw down a challenge to the US tech industry on Wednesday as it came up with a radical new regime to try to...

    24. November 11, 2015

      Microsoft data centres: the key to internet security?

      What is Microsoft doing? On Wednesday, Microsoft said it was creating two data centres in Germany. Crucially, it...

    25. November 10, 2015

      Twitter told to store Russian data in Russia

      The Russian government has demanded that Twitter store the data of its Russian users on servers hosted in the country,...

    26. November 6, 2015

      UK government’s missed chance to fix broken surveillance system

      The UK security services have at last begun to put some effort into their PR. With the publication of the draft...

    27. November 5, 2015

      Transatlantic safe harbour deal still months away, EU warns

      Negotiations over a revised “safe harbour” agreement to ease transatlantic data transfers are likely to drag on for...

    28. November 4, 2015

      UK overhauls state internet surveillance

      The police and security services will be able to access records of every UK citizen’s internet use without the need for...

    29. November 4, 2015

      One power too many for Britain’s security state

      David Cameron says the Investigatory Powers Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation that the...

    30. November 4, 2015

      Do not let the spies weaken encryption

      Just as Sherlock Holmes observed in The Adventure of Silver Blaze, the most significant thing can be an absence — in...

    31. November 4, 2015

      Theresa May unveils overhaul of surveillance measures

      Theresa May on Wednesday proposed a new regime for Britain’s police and spies that requires UK tech companies to keep...

    32. November 2, 2015

      Investigatory powers bill to face strong opposition

      Theresa May claims the UK’s revived Investigatory Powers Bill — dubbed by critics a snoopers’ charter — is a very...

    33. November 2, 2015

      Nobody is listening to the UK’s anti-surveillance campaigners

      The latest and worst-written Bond film fires dud lines at you for 148 minutes you will never get back, but one really...

    34. November 1, 2015

      Theresa May tones down UK surveillance bill

      Spy agencies will not be given the power to go through people’s internet browsing histories, Theresa May said on...

    35. October 20, 2015

      Irish privacy watchdog to investigate Facebook in privacy case

      The Irish privacy watchdog has promised to investigate a complaint against Facebook that it once dismissed as...

    36. October 20, 2015

      Hacks clear path for US cyber bill

      After a year of high-profile hacks on companies and the US government, the business lobby has its best chance of...

    37. October 14, 2015

      Tribunal says MPs have no special legal protection from spies

      Britain’s parliamentarians do not have special privileges in law protecting them from surveillance, judges have said,...

    38. October 13, 2015

      Snoop-proof Blackphone vies to be BlackBerry’s heir

      In Geneva, Steve Jobs’ former chess partner, a former US Navy Seal and a cryptographer run a company together. What...

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