• May 4, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

UK government seeks expansion of mass surveillance “technical capabilities” via the Investigatory Powers Act

The UK government is seeking an expansion to their mass surveillance powers on the Internet. The plans were leaked and released by the Open Rights Group. The draft rules were only officially circulated to a short list of companies, mostly telecommunication companies and internet service providers (ISPs) according to The Register. The proposed bulk surveillance rules will force telecoms … Continue reading “UK government seeks expansion of mass surveillance “technical capabilities” via the Investigatory Powers Act”

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  • Dec 6, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Security,

Private Internet Access VPN response to Investigatory Powers Act

The United Kingdom has passed a draconian mass surveillance law, the Investigatory Powers Act (IP Act), which will force the collection of UK internet connection records for a whole year. We want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that Private Internet Access doesn’t store traffic logs or connection records of any kind. We are … Continue reading “Private Internet Access VPN response to Investigatory Powers Act”

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  • Nov 29, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

H.R.M. Queen Elizabeth II gives royal assent to Investigatory Powers Act; Snooper’s Charter becomes law

It’s official, the Investigatory Powers Act has received royal assent as of Tuesday afternoon and what has been billed as the most draconian mass surveillance law that has ever officially become law in a Western country. The Investigatory Powers Act, dubbed the “Snooper’s Charter” by British media, is nothing short of blatant, privacy-invading mass surveillance. … Continue reading “H.R.M. Queen Elizabeth II gives royal assent to Investigatory Powers Act; Snooper’s Charter becomes law”

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  • Nov 17, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

In UK, Investigatory Powers Act forces collection of “internet connection records” which allows government to see one year of your internet history

The Investigatory Powers Act replaces existing law under the Telecommunications Act and brings government mass surveillance into the Internet age with a bang. The IP Act made it through both Houses, without adding any of the privacy constraining amendments suggested by the House of Lords Intelligence and Security Committee, and will become law within weeks. … Continue reading “In UK, Investigatory Powers Act forces collection of “internet connection records” which allows government to see one year of your internet history”

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