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    1. December 16, 2014

      View: Police must face up to cyber threats

      While internet attacks on big-name companies and organisations regularly attract the eye of the world’s media, far less...

    2. December 15, 2014

      Google facing prospect of €15m fine from Dutch regulators

      Google faces its largest ever fine from a European regulator after the Dutch Data Protection Agency threatened the...

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    1. December 8, 2014

      UK watchdog intervenes in Google case

      The UK’s privacy watchdog has made an unusual last-minute intervention in a case that pits Google against three internet...

    2. December 8, 2014

      Leaks boost privacy start-ups

      Companies that aim to provide better standards of privacy for internet users are hoping to seduce the mass market next year,...

    3. December 5, 2014

      Mass surveillance regime is lawful, says secret UK tribunal

      The UK’s legal framework governing mass surveillance techniques by the security services is lawful and does not breach human...

    4. December 2, 2014

      Welcome to the web’s dark side

      How much should you know about the dark side of the internet? Beneath the surface – the eBay auctions, Wikipedia entries,...

    5. November 26, 2014

      Europe’s demands on Google mount

      Google was under fire on two fronts in Europe on Wednesday as privacy watchdogs told it to apply the “right to be forgotten”...

    6. November 24, 2014

      Internet data rules expected to cost taxpayer tens of millions

      Taxpayers are expected to have to foot a bill totalling tens of millions of pounds to enact Theresa May’s proposals to...

    7. November 14, 2014

      Cameron warns internet groups to stop spread of terror material

      David Cameron has told internet companies he will ensure they live up to their “social responsibility” to stop the spread of...

    8. November 12, 2014

      The high price of the Google guarantee

      Let’s call it the Google guarantee. It may well be the future of the internet. Send a message or email, swap a photograph,...

    9. November 7, 2014

      A cosy pact with the spies is no substitute for the rule of law

      No one can doubt that the threat of terrorism poses considerable challenges. Yet the approach adopted by Robert Hannigan,...

    10. November 7, 2014

      Encryption expert offers support to UK’s GCHQ chief

      Britain’s new digital surveillance chief has found an unexpected ally for his controversial criticism this week of Silicon...

    11. November 6, 2014

      Silicon Valley ready to fight back against intelligence agencies

      In any popularity contest between the nerds and the spies, the nerds will always win. That is the conclusion Silicon Valley...

    12. November 5, 2014

      Top chat apps race to lock down messaging services

      Leading chat apps are racing to lock down their messaging services to prevent interception by governments and criminals,...

    13. November 4, 2014

      Spy chief gambles on public fear of terrorism

      British cabinet ministers are rarely so bold in public, let alone the most secretive men in the country. So it is a sign of...

    14. November 4, 2014

      Technology groups hit back at spy chief claims

      Technology companies and industry insiders have rejected accusations that they are not doing enough in the fight against...

    15. November 4, 2014

      Tech companies have no right to define due process on data

      One can imagine the outrage among telecommunications executives at the statement in these pages by Robert Hannigan, the head...

    16. November 4, 2014

      Divide opens up over internet privacy between UK and rest of Europe

      Across Europe, where Edward Snowden’s revelations about spying triggered a public backlash against technology companies,...

    17. November 4, 2014

      Tech companies step up encryption in wake of Snowden

      Companies including Google, Yahoo and Facebook have tried to improve encryption dramatically after the Snowden revelations...

    18. November 4, 2014

      It is time to forge a post-Snowden settlement

      More than a year has passed since Edward Snowden revealed extensive covert surveillance activities by the US National...

    19. November 4, 2014

      Q&A: Are tech companies unwittingly facilitating terrorism?

      Writing in the Financial Times, Robert Hannigan, the new director of Britain’s electronic spying agency, GCHQ, has accused...

    20. November 3, 2014

      Tech groups aid terror, says UK spy chief

      The new chief of Britain’s electronic spying agency, GCHQ, has accused US technology companies of becoming “the command and...

    21. November 3, 2014

      The web is a terrorist’s command-and-control network of choice

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) is the first terrorist group whose members have grown up on the internet....

    22. October 30, 2014

      The invisible global army hot on the trail of trolls

      From a sunlit room in a small village in Devon, a 65-year-old woman is watching you. Patrolling the internet, she admonishes...

    23. October 23, 2014

      UK spies collect international emails without minister’s sign-off

      UK spy agencies collect international private social media messages and emails without ministerial sign-off, the foreign...

    24. October 22, 2014

      Apple chief in China data security talks

      Apple chief Tim Cook has met top Chinese government officials to discuss data security, following reports that...

    25. October 2, 2014

      Ad-free Ello pitches itself as the anti-Facebook and goes viral

      A new, invite-only social network dubbed the anti-Facebook because it promises it will never sell advertising is witnessing...

    26. September 30, 2014

      Google faces German warning over user profiling

      Profiling Google users without their explicit consent is an unacceptable breach of customer privacy, according to a ruling...

    27. September 19, 2014

      Are social networks an answer to email overload?

      In 2011, Thierry Breton, chief executive at Atos, the information technology services provider, set an ambitious goal for...

    28. September 17, 2014

      Apple opens up with iOS 8 and targets the privacy high ground

      Apple claims its latest annual update to its operating system for iPhones and iPads is its “biggest iOS release ever”. Those...

    29. September 15, 2014

      Companies need to work harder to keep the internet open

      Governments and companies are engaged in a battle to determine who can do what on the internet, and the outcome will...

    30. September 14, 2014

      Tech chiefs in plea over privacy damage

      The US tech industry has failed to appreciate the mounting global concern over its record on online privacy and security and...

    31. September 12, 2014

      Yahoo faced fines over NSA compliance

      The US government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 per day if the internet company refused to comply with its requests for...

    32. September 3, 2014

      Forget iHacks, we’re all exposed online

      “Life is on the record,” Tony Blair’s press chief used to tell his staff. His point was not that it was no longer possible...

    33. August 28, 2014

      Apple tightens privacy rules for health apps

      Apple is tightening up its privacy rules to ensure a new generation of health and fitness apps are not thwarted by growing...

    34. August 4, 2014

      Retail banks go digital with gusto

      When Britain’s first telephone bank opened in 1989, it claimed to be from the future. In a television advert marking the...

    35. July 29, 2014

      High Court to hear Google ‘internet abuse’ case

      Google is set to face a High Court trial this year brought by an international businessman who wants to block permanently...

    36. July 14, 2014

      Rights groups challenge UK mass surveillance in secret court

      An alleged mass surveillance programme by the UK government breaches human rights laws and the current legal framework is...

    37. July 13, 2014

      The right to be forgotten ruling leaves nagging doubts

      Last week Google created an advisory committee to help it implement the “right to be forgotten” online that has been...

    38. July 11, 2014

      Google council to advise on Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ online

      Google has created an advisory council to help deal with Europe’s “right to be forgotten” online, as the company attempts to...

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