Edward Snowden

Facebook Reveals UK Government Requests To Spy On Users

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Tech

Law enforcement agencies in the UK made more than 1,900 requests for data on Facebook users in last six months of 2013, according to results published...

GCHQ, the Guardian and British Political Culture: Lessons From the Snowden Leaks

Marienna Pope-Weidemann | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marienna Pope-Weidemann

owever powerful the pressure to conform, to take the cheque and keep quiet, there will always be those who, moved by injustice, will speak out. But it counts for little, unless we all speak out together.

The Messy Business of Governing the Internet

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Joseph Musgrave

By its very nature, the Internet crosses borders, languages and jurisdictions. It is also a technical beast, demanding a certain level of standardisation in order to function as a truly global commons rather than as a series of siloed networks.

Cyber Attack! 60% of Small Companies Out of Business in Six Months

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Coaching your employees on data protection just isn't enough. In the video, Holman speaks to this point, explaining "You could buy the most high-tech security software, then the admin guy whacks a generic password on it ... and you're sunk".

A Voice of Hope for India's Unprivileged

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

MUMBAI -- Popular narratives about India typically divide the country into two neat halves. An aspirational urban middle class, whose command of English has seen the country surge as an IT superpower, and a wretched underclass, living in poverty, in remote rural expanses, cut-off from the very technologies that has India making the headlines from Bangalore to the Bay Area.

Jessica Elgot

This Indian Journalist Beat Edward Snowden To Be Digital Activist Of The Year, And You Might Just Agree

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK

For Shu Choudary, journalism should be like oxygen: vital, always available and owned by no one. "No one owns the air, not me, not you, everyone ha...

Don't Spy on Us

Allan Hogarth | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK
Allan Hogarth

The Edward Snowden revelations exposed the possibility that state surveillance may have intruded into the lives of UK citizens... It would appear that slowly our politicians are beginning to wake up to this serious issue and daring to ask questions of the intelligence establishment.

Google Founder Meets Robot Containing Essence Of Edward Snowden

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech

Google co-founder made a new acquaintance at the recent TED conference in Vancouver, Canada: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Of course Snowden is...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: George's Big Budget Day

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 19 March 2014... 1) GEORGE'S BIG BUDGET DAY Today, at 12:30pm, the chancellor of the exch...

The Surveillance Debate - Shaken But Not Stirred

Eva Pascoe | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics
Eva Pascoe

Yvette Cooper was a member of ISC, the Intelligence and Security Committee from 1997-1999, so although not a Bond girl, she knows very well how to shake surveillance discussion up and where the skeletons of the oversight are to be found.

Happy 25th Birthday World Wide Web - Let's Not Destroy It

Mike Harris | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mike Harris

It was British ingenuity that led to the development of the World Wide Wide 25 years ago today and unfortunately it appears British guile will be responsible for its possible demise. The hopeful beginnings of the Web have turned sour.

Data Protection: The Shape of Things to Come

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The way personal data will be used and protected in Europe will change as a result of decisions to be taken this week. The European Parliament will vote on rules governing the collection and use of personal data, including for law enforcement purposes...

What Is the Balance That Needs to Be Struck Between Security and Liberty?

Norman Baker | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Politics
Norman Baker

This is an important issue, which we need to examine, and which affects the lives of almost everyone in the country. Are we comfortable with the way in which our personal data is collected, and who has access to it? How much does our right to privacy matter, in an age where we share photos and personal details online with so much abandon? What is the balance that needs to be struck between security and liberty?

Westminster Can No Longer Ignore Surveillance Reform

Emma Carr | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Emma Carr

The debate around striking the balance between security and privacy may still be in its infancy, with secrecy a well-worn habit when it comes to our security agencies. Yet it is not abundantly clear that if we do not, as the US and other countries now accept is essential, bring our legal framework and oversight mechanisms in line with the expansive surveillance made possible by modern technology, our economy our privacy and our security will all suffer.

Ned Simons

Labour Still Can't Be Trusted With Civil Liberties, Says Tim Farron

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Politics

Labour still can not be trusted to protect the public's civil liberties despite Yvette Cooper's call for the oversight of British spy agencies to be t...

GCHQ 'Harvested Webcam Images' Of Millions Of Internet Users

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

UK spy agency GCHQ has reportedly harvested webcam images - including sexually explicit material - of millions of internet users. In its latest rep...

GCHQ Captured 'Millions' Of Webcam Images From Yahoo Users

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Tech

Internet giant Yahoo has branded claims that UK spy agency GCHQ intercepted and stored webcam images of millions of users as a "whole new level of vio...

Watch: Edward Snowden Sends Message To Oxford University Students

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Edward Snowden has sent Oxford University students a video message, warning government secrets are undermining Western democracy. The footage was r...

Glenn Greenwald Lambasts UK High Court For Dismissing Challenge Of David Miranda Detention (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

Former Guardian Journalist Glenn Greenwald has lambasted the UK High Court for its ruling that the Heathrow detention of his partner David Miranda was...

Historic University Elects New Rector..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

One of UK's oldest universities has elected its new rector - NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The computer analyst was nominated by a group of students a...

Students To Vote On Whether To Elect Snowden As University Representative

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The final votes in the rector election at one of the UK's oldest universities will be cast on Tuesday, with nominees including whistleblower Edward Sn...

Orwell's 1984 Reimagined for the Post-Snowden Age at the Almeida Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In this post-Snowden age, where privacy it seems is all but dead, a reinterpretation of Orwell's Big Brother and the omnipresent surveillance state certainly has a lot to offer. But this production at the Almeida is over-engineered, with high concept overwhelming the text, creating an inconsistent, uneven show.

Four-Letter Diplomacy and European Provincialism

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics
Ragnar Weilandt

The United States is deliberately sidelining the EU as a partner. After being appointed Secretary of State, John Kerry's first trip to Europe included stops in four EU member states but none in Brussels.

Protocols That Guarantee Privacy, Security and Freedom

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The Internet- a playground for millions across the world- is increasingly at risk from perceived American cyber bullying.

Apple and Wearable Technology: A Warning From History

Kester Brewin | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
Kester Brewin

Picture the scene - you are completing an application form for life insurance and a page comes up giving you the option to upload data from your always-on fitness monitor, outlining your exercise, work and sleep patterns for the past 6 months, with the incentive that reduced premiums may be available for those who do.