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Google may face UK inquiry

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Documents released in US show that Google intended to collect internet data as it compiled photos for its Street View serviceGoogle could face a police investigation in the UK and Europe after documents released in the US show that it intended to collect internet data as it compiled photos for...
Google may face UK inquiry

Civil rights coalition says EU data protection bill threatens citizens' rights

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Some of the proposed changes to Europe's data protection laws would strip citizens of their privacy rights, a coalition of international civil liberties organizations said Thursday.The European Parliament is currently considering proposals from the European Commission for a complete overhaul of the E.U.'s data protection laws. The original laws...
Civil rights coalition says EU data protection bill threatens citizens' rights

UK 'Snooper's Charter' Seeks To Eliminate Pesky Private Communications

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As expected, the UK government has published its Draft Communications Bill (pdf) -- better known as the "snooper's charter," since it requires ISPs to record key information about every email sent and Web site visited by UK citizens, and mobile phone companies to log all their calls (landline information is...
UK 'Snooper's Charter' Seeks To Eliminate Pesky Private Communications

UK 'exporting surveillance technology to repressive nations'

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Fears that software similar to that which government wants to use in Britain is being sold to monitor dissidents abroadBritain is exporting surveillance technology to countries run by repressive regimes, sparking fears it is being used to track political dissidents and activists.The UK's enthusiastic role in the burgeoning but unregulated...
UK 'exporting surveillance technology to repressive nations'

UK 'Snooper's Charter' Seeks To Eliminate Pesky Private Communications

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As expected, the UK government has published its Draft Communications Bill (pdf) -- better known as the "snooper's charter," since it requires ISPs to record key information about every email sent and Web site visited by UK citizens, and mobile phone companies to log all their calls (landline information is...
UK 'Snooper's Charter' Seeks To Eliminate Pesky Private Communications

Customs urged to investigate UK spyware firm

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Surveillance tech firm Gamma International denies selling to oppressive regimes and says it complies with export controlsHuman rights campaigners have called for an investigation into the British surveillance technology company Gamma International, which they accuse of exporting controlled surveillance products without licences to regimes with dismal human rights records.Gamma International...
Customs urged to investigate UK spyware firm

Surveillance trade shows: which government agencies attend?

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At £634.31 a ticket you've really got to be interested in surveillance to attend the latest ISS World trade show. Here's the list of government agencies who ISS World list as attendees• Get the dataThe surveillance industry trade shows, for example ISS World run by Telestrategies, are the place to...
Surveillance trade shows: which government agencies attend?

Letters: Government data-sharing and the blacklisting of union members

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One of the guiding principles of this government is the restoration of civil liberties and rolling back the intrusive state; that is why one of our first legislative acts was to scrap ID cards. So it is wrong to say our proposals are similar to the previous government's abandoned "database...
Letters: Government data-sharing and the blacklisting of union members

Microsoft on the offense over Google privacy

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Microsoft is launching a major advertising campaign attacking Google’s recent privacy policy changes. It’s a direct appeal for users upset by the overhaul to switch to services such as Hotmail and Bing. Google has unveiled two main changes to its personal data [...] Related posts:Microsoft says "we will if you...
Microsoft on the offense over Google privacy

The fight for control of the internet has become critical | John Kampfner

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If plans to put cyberspace under a secretive UN agency go through, states' censoring of the web will be globally enshrinedIn horror movies, the scariest moments usually come from the monster you can't see. So the same goes for real life, or at least online life. Over the past few...
The fight for control of the internet has become critical | John Kampfner
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