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iPhone and the FBI backdoor

iPhone and the FBI backdoor Posted by Kevin on February 17, 2016.Much is being written about the FBI’s court order instructing Apple to provide a backdoor into a terrorist’s iPhone. And much praise is being heaped upon Apple for its disinclination to do so. This disinclinat
Publish At:2016-02-17 18:25 | Read:2526 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_hacks News_

Have Lynch and Europol just set in motion a solution to the Microsoft problem?

Have Lynch and Europol just set in motion a solution to the Microsoft problem? Posted by Kevin on September 16, 2015.It’s a conundrum. Microsoft is caught between two masters: Europe, where it is desperately seeking to increase marketshare against the dominant Google; and the US,
Publish At:2015-09-16 13:30 | Read:2923 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_legal News_

Another Day In Court For The Company Behind The World’s Most Popular Browser Plugin

Another Day In Court For The Company Behind The World’s Most Popular Browser Plugin Posted by Alexander Hanff on August 13, 2015.Earlier this week I boarded a plane to Dusseldorf in Germany in order to attend a court session in Cologne regarding ad blocking.  The purpose was to continu
Publish At:2015-08-13 20:00 | Read:3055 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_legal News_privacy Security adblock plu

Italian Silk Road darknet lookalike shut down by Europol

Italian Silk Road darknet lookalike shut down by Europol Posted by Kevin on July 31, 2015.Europol has announced that along with the Italian authorities it has shut down what reads like an Italian Silk Road. The headline claims, “Darknet hidden service for child sexual abuse mater
Publish At:2015-07-31 17:20 | Read:2579 | Comments:0 | Tags:News News_legal

NSA to destroy bulk metadata collection

NSA to destroy bulk metadata collection Posted by Kevin on July 28, 2015.The Office of the Director of National Intelligence announced yesterday that the NSA will cease analytic access to its collection of historical metadata (that is, the data collected under Section 215 prior to the
Publish At:2015-07-28 18:50 | Read:2177 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_legal News_

Copyright: parliament’s will overturned for profits

Copyright: parliament’s will overturned for profits Posted by Kevin on July 18, 2015.I won’t buy music anymore. I’ll listen to the radio and watch performances on television; but I won’t buy the CDs. I decline to put money into a music industry that tells me if
Publish At:2015-07-18 13:30 | Read:3844 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_legal News_

Lauri Love to face extradition hearing

Lauri Love to face extradition hearing Posted by Kevin on July 17, 2015.Lauri Love (source: BBC)Here we go again. Lauri Love, who was first arrested (but not charged) under the Computer Misuse Act almost two years ago has been rearrested on the original US charges and now faces an extr
Publish At:2015-07-17 20:00 | Read:2818 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_hacks News_

France and the global censorship of Google

France and the global censorship of Google Posted by Kevin on June 13, 2015.There’s still an awful lot of guff being written about the ‘right to be forgotten’, especially by certain Americans who believe that their own right to free speech trumps all limitations on fr
Publish At:2015-06-13 12:30 | Read:2038 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_legal News_

An open letter to all members of the House of Commons

An open letter to all members of the House of Commons Posted by Joseph Saviri on May 26, 2015.Our democracy hinges on trust. We rely on our Parliamentarians to ensure that all citizens can undertake their daily activities with the knowledge that they are safe and secure,without unautho
Publish At:2015-05-26 21:40 | Read:2820 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Joseph Saviri News News_legal News_surveillance

FTC demonstrates that the US takes Safe Harbor seriously

FTC demonstrates that the US takes Safe Harbor seriously Hallelujah, I have seen the light! What are we Europeans worrying about? Safe Harbor is safe in the safe hands of that pit-bull defender of privacy, the Federal Trade Commission. Let me explain…Edith RamirezThe FTC came acr
Publish At:2015-04-08 02:00 | Read:2261 | Comments:0 | Tags:News News_legal News_privacy FTC Safe Harbor

UK Court of Appeal issues game changing judgment in Google Safari case

UK Court of Appeal issues game changing judgment in Google Safari case Where to start…For those who are unaware, in February 2012 Jonathon Mayer (a researcher at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society) discovered that Google were circumventing privacy settings in Apple&
Publish At:2015-03-27 17:40 | Read:3233 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_legal News_politics News_privacy Apple

European Commission tells citizens to stop using Facebook

European Commission tells citizens to stop using Facebook Yesterday was a very important day for privacy and data protection in Europe.  It was the day that Max Schrems was able to present arguments in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) with regards to the US surveillanc
Publish At:2015-03-25 17:40 | Read:3893 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_legal News_politics News_privacy News_s

Draft General Data Protection Regulation – where it went wrong.

Draft General Data Protection Regulation – where it went wrong. Last week a coalition of NGOs issued a report on the latest changes to the draft General Data Protection Regulation made by the Council of Europe titled “Data Protection Broken Badly”.  The eight page doc
Publish At:2015-03-11 17:10 | Read:2433 | Comments:0 | Tags:Alexander Hanff News_legal News_politics News_privacy counci

The President’s CFAA and the disclosure problem

The President’s CFAA and the disclosure problem Obama’s State of the Union speech gave cybersecurity a prominent position. The problem is the government’s view of security priorities usually puts intelligence agency demands first, military requirement second, business
Publish At:2015-01-26 20:10 | Read:2900 | Comments:0 | Tags:News News_legal News_politics CFAA RICO

Terrorism and the Law: cause and effect or effect and cause?

Terrorism and the Law: cause and effect or effect and cause? Many years ago towards the end of the First Crypto War a Home Office advocate who patrolled one of the crypto mailing lists wrote that it would only take one terrorist spectacular for the people to demand that the government
Publish At:2015-01-09 18:30 | Read:3048 | Comments:0 | Tags:Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_legal CISPA law Sony sur

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