surveillance laws

surveillance laws

Skype Won't Say Whether It Can Eavesdrop on Your Conversations

www.slate.com
New surveillance laws being proposed in countries from the United States to Australia would force makers of online chat software to build in backdoors for wiretapping. For years, the popular video chat service Skype has resisted taking part in online surveillance--but that may have changed. And if it has, Skype's...
Skype Won't Say Whether It Can Eavesdrop on Your Conversations

If PRISM doesn't freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

gigaom.com
The PRISM data collection controversy should give businesses pause about adopting cloud computing, a data privacy expert told the U.K.’s House of Commons on Friday. During a debate, Caspar Bowden, said that the U.K. is “extremely exposed” because of the government’s close ties with the U.S. National Security Agency, according...
If PRISM doesn't freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Skype & Yahoo Hit With Prism Data Protection Complaints In Europe

techcrunch.com
The European data protection activists behind the Europe v Facebook (evf) campaign group, that has long been a thorn in Facebook’s side in Europe, have filed new complaints under regional data protection law targeting Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Skype and Yahoo for their alleged collaboration with the NSA’s Prism data collection program. The student...
Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Skype & Yahoo Hit With Prism Data Protection Complaints In Europe

There Is A 'Right Way' To Do Cybersecurity Information Sharing, But CISPA Is Not It

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We've argued, repeatedly, that the backers of various cybersecurity bills have failed to give a real reason for why such bills are needed. What is the imminent threat and why does it need legislation? The only point of issue that has made some sense is that you can envision areas...
There Is A 'Right Way' To Do Cybersecurity Information Sharing, But CISPA Is Not It

Web surveillance laws 'due soon'

www.bbc.co.uk
The Home Office will bring forward plans to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK "as soon as parliamentary time allows"....
Web surveillance laws 'due soon'

Can Commercial VPNs Really Protect Your Privacy?

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Nick Pearson is the founder of IVPN - a privacy-focused VPN service, and Electronic Frontier Foundation member. As Techdirt readers are no-doubt well aware, online surveillance laws are undergoing a major revamp across the western world. From Australia to the UK, law enforcement agencies are taking the opportunity to gain...
Can Commercial VPNs Really Protect Your Privacy?

Theresa May hits back in coalition clash over 'snooper's charter'

www.guardian.co.uk
Home secretary says she is 'determined' to push through 'vitally important' surveillance laws despite opposition from Nick CleggA coalition clash over the home secretary's "snooper's charter" legislation has opened up at the highest level, with Nick Clegg bluntly telling Theresa May: "We cannot proceed with this bill and we have...
Theresa May hits back in coalition clash over 'snooper's charter'
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