Internet Privacy

Drip, Drip, Drip - How Debate About Our Right to Privacy Was Drowned Out By the Sound of Reshuffling

Karla McLaren | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Karla McLaren

It is somewhat of a BIG coincidence that what little debate DRIP is receiving is taking place on one of the busiest political news days this year, if not this parliamentary term. It's another BIG coincidence that DRIP is being pushed through right before Parliament goes on holiday for six weeks... little chance of the time for debate being extended then. How unfortunate. A cynic might even suggest the government planned it that way.

The Internet Isn't Just a Space for Art

Omar Kholeif | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Tech
Omar Kholeif

The performative self[ie] online is part of a longer social process of mapping the marginal body into space, a networked space that posits the identifiable self as part of a primary narrative from which it has been excluded... It's a way of manifesting one's existence, proving that you are alive.

'Borderline Insane': HMRC To Sell Taxpayers' Financial Data

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

Government plans to share taxpayers' data with private firms were condemned as "borderline insane" by a senior Tory MP. Under the proposals, HM Rev...

The Messy Business of Governing the Internet

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 04.06.2014 | 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.

Tom's Decision Is a Brave One - but Inevitable After Entering the Celebrity World

Phil Hall | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Hall

It is tragic that Daley had been forced to come out. But anyone setting out on the road to a life in the spotlight must think twice. Once you swap your particular talent, be it singing, competing at sport or acting for a life as a "personality" then the reality is all bets are off. Your life is public property.

What If the Man in the Café Is Also a 'Man-in-the-middle'?

David Emm | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Think about it. You never know what the guy with the laptop at the next table might be doing. Maybe, like you, he's checking his email, updating his Facebook page or chatting with friends. But maybe he's sniffing the Internet traffic of everyone around him - including yours.

Internet And/Or Privacy?

Stephanie Allen | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
Stephanie Allen

The relationship between internet and our privacy has seemed to dominate the news lately. Today, BBC News reported on the law firms found to have used private investigators convicted of illegally obtaining information. Along with these companies, financial services firms, insurance companies and celebrities were also identified as clients.

We Are Looking At Prism From The Wrong Angle

Andy Law | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK
Andy Law

The furore about the discovery of Prism has been handled in a pre-Internet analogue way. Prism has been castigated as a Big Brother tool watching us all in intense detail. But Big Brother belongs to our analogue past. It belongs to the world of Broadcasting, "Us and Them" and Mass-Communication.

Google Donates £1 Million To Internet Watch Foundation

PA | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech

Internet giant Google - under fire for failing to do enough to tackle child porn - has donated £1 million to a charity responsible for policing crimi...

Life Through Google's Eyes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

No one likes to imagine that Google knows more about their personality, than they do. However, a new viral video demonstrates that when it comes t...

Why Justin Bieber is the Only Hope Left for Information Security

Dominique Karg | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Tech
Dominique Karg

I recently had an eye opening experience. My wife confessed to me, in tears, that she liked Justin Bieber's music. She asked for forgiveness, as I walked out of the room mumbling some unrepeatable curse words.

Every Move You Make, Every Step You Take, They'll Be Watching You

Ronnie Joice | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Yesterday, browsing the BBC website, knowing it was April Fool's Day, an article caught my eye that I couldn't believe would ever be possibly true. In it, I read that under a new legislation set to be announced soon, the government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK.

Not Loving The Timeline? This Week You Won't Get A Choice

PA | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Tech

Changes to Facebook always provoke controversy and more is expected during the next few weeks as users are forced to adapt to the website's Timeline f...

Belly Dancing And Medieval Role Play Favourite Sites Among Civil Servants

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK

Belly dancing, medieval role play and Doctor Who are just some of the most visited websites civil servants browse while at work, according to the Taxp...