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How “Transparent” is the UK Government?

Posted by Dan Pope on Jan 23, 2015 10:46:25 AM

The word ‘transparency’ is becoming, ironically, more convoluted these days as governments across the world are addressing the balance between Internet privacy and security. However, it’s not just users’ information that may have more transparency in the future but also that of corporations and governments themselves. Furthermore, while influential politicians across the world are calling on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and social networking sites to be more transparent with their users’ data, users are campaigning for governments, ISPs and websites to be more transparent when it comes to what information they store.

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Topic encryption News Privacy Security Wide Web Foundation

Will Political Tensions push Internet Surveillance plans?

Posted by Dan Pope on Jan 16, 2015 11:33:13 AM

The events that unfolded in Paris last week shocked the world, and even though the dust is yet to settle on this tragic incident there are already those asking what could have been done to prevent it. When it comes to terrorism there has been an ongoing claim by intelligence experts that the Internet needs to be more closely monitored in order to prevent such attacks from happening in the first place, with many believing that what happened in Paris should act as a catalyst.

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Topic ISPs News Privacy Security snoopers charter

Privacy vs. Security – Finding the Right Balance

Posted by Dan Pope on Nov 13, 2014 2:32:11 PM

There is an old saying when it comes to information: knowledge is power. This is why the UK government is currently locked in a battle with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) over the amount of information they should legally be allowed to have access to, especially when it comes to those suspected of being involved in illegal activity. Over the past few months there have been numerous stories concerning terrorist groups across the world using the Internet to plan attacks as well as recruit new members, which is why the government wants greater access to users’ information.

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Topic Internet Service Providers Mimecast Email Security Gateway government News Privacy Security

What part do you play in the Internet of Things?

Posted by Dan Pope on May 20, 2014 9:57:35 AM

In the technology industry we often come across a number of buzzwords, however there is one that is becoming increasingly prominent: the ‘Internet of things’. As we all know, the world is becoming ever more connected, which means that it is very unlikely that you are ever a few metres away from a device that enables you to connect to the Internet. However, what if this went one step further? What if practically everything, everywhere was connected all the time? Here, Fluidata explains how you may be contributing to the creation of the Internet of things without even realising it:

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Topic Internet of Things News Virtual Private Networking Privacy

Google’s new privacy policy continues to divide opinion

Posted by Dan Pope on Mar 12, 2012 9:00:47 AM

Amid the furore surrounding Google’s new privacy polices – it appears one thing has remained constant; Google will be implementing these changes despite warnings from the EU that the new polices may be considered illegal in an EU Court of Law. It was introduced last week, despite calls from a group of European regulators to hold off allowing further investigation.

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Topic Blogger Google News youtube Gmail Privacy