• 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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  • Nov 9, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Attend English secondary school? Chances are your online activity is being monitored by classroom management systems

A new report published by Big Brother Watch, a UK campaign group for the digital age, showcases their research into how children are tracked online by schools. While filters and network management are obviously necessary in a school environment, the report raises concerns about such classroom management systems’ compliance with Privacy and Data Protection laws. … Continue reading “Attend English secondary school? Chances are your online activity is being monitored by classroom management systems”

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The UK National Cyber Security Centre wants to build a “Great Firewall of Britain”

London Bridge isn’t falling, but it seems that a “Great Firewall of Britain” might be going up. Ciaran Martin, CEO of United Kingdom’s new cybersecurity watchdog, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), announced plans for a government/industry formed DNS firewall to protect government and core industry internet interests at the Billington Cyber Security Summit in Washington … Continue reading “The UK National Cyber Security Centre wants to build a “Great Firewall of Britain””

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United Kingdom ignorant and clueless in pushing a ten-year prison sentence for unauthorized sharing: not even death penalty stops sharing

The United Kingdom appears to stubbornly move ahead with a ten year prison sentence for unauthorized sharing. This is not just counterproductive, but stupid and ineffective. Evidence shows that not even a horrible death penalty deters sharing between people: it’s a deeply inwired altruistic behavior. The UK seems hellbent on pandering to crumbling monopolies and … Continue reading “United Kingdom ignorant and clueless in pushing a ten-year prison sentence for unauthorized sharing: not even death penalty stops sharing”

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