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From Bletchley Park to 'Deny, Disrupt, Degrade, Deceive': an Inevitable Path?

Manda Scott | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK
Manda Scott

As we all know, Turing was driven to suicide while the rest of his cohort at Bletchley Park languished in silence, prevented by a paranoid establishment from disclosing their part in the war effort. The better part of fifty years passed before we were allowed to understand the depth and breadth of their achievement...

Work for the American Government? Listen In

Alastair Sloan | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Call me a whistleblowing geek - but I keep a poster of Daniel Ellsberg on the board above my desk. I'm an independent freelance journalist, and in t...

The NSA Have Been Gawking At Your Nude Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech

Edward Snowden, the former NSA systems administrator and whistleblower has revealed that during his time at the NSA employees would regularly share nu...

China: The iPhone Is A 'National Security Concern'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech

The Chinese government-run national news network has called Apple's iPhone a 'National security concern' in relation to the Frequent Locations feature...

Facebook Denies Timeline Experiment Was Military-Funded

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has denied that the timeline manipulation experiment that took place in 2012 was funded by the Minerva Research Inititative, a US government ...

What's Next for Julian Assange?

Jo Simmons | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Two years after first finding refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London, Julian Assange shows no sign of leaving his adoptive home; and for good reason. With British police on round-the-clock surveillance posted in front of the redbrick building, and with a European Arrest Warrant in his name over allegations of rape in Sweden, Assange has a lot to worry about...

The Other IT From Another Europe

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Tech
Arjen Kamphuis

In addition, computer and IT education from kindergarten to university studies was fundamentally revised. Basic understanding of the operation of computers and information networks became as normal as reading and writing.

The Year of Edward Snowden

Annie Machon | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

On this anniversary, I want to salute the bravery of Edward Snowden. His conscious courage has given us all a fighting chance against a corporate-industrial-intelligence complex that is running amok across the world. I hope that we can all find within us an answering courage to do what is right and indeed take back our rights. His bravery and sacrifice must not be in vain.

'Squalid And Rancid' Government Spying Must Be Stopped, Says Stephen Fry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

Stephen Fry has condemned "disgraceful" mass surveillance of communications by spy agencies GCHQ and the NSA and said it was "very depressing" how muc...

The NSA Is Collecting Millions Of Faces From The Web

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech

The National Security Agency is collecting images of millions of faces as part of its facial recognition database, reports the New York Times. Remi...

The Artists Reclaiming Our Data

Peter Yeung | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

Just as Ayn Rand's Roark subversively demolishes the Corlandt building after promises are broken and his designs changed, these artists are undermining a society that no longer functions for the benefit of the common people. Their art not only brings home the reality of today's surveillance state, but asks, do we have to live this this?

This Lamp Could Be Posting Your Conversations To Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech

Forget the NSA, the real perpetrators of illicit eaves-dropping are lamps. Two artists have bugged a number of them in order to post the conversat...

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 10.06.2014 | 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.

Security, Privacy and Freedom - Let's Tell the Enemy Everything

Dr. Peter Cochrane | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Peter Cochrane

A steady stream of revelations by WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden seems to have sensitised the media, twitterati and conference goers globally to the 'the privacy issue'.

Don't Spy on Us

Allan Hogarth | Posted 21.05.2014 | 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...

Data Protection: The Shape of Things to Come

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 09.05.2014 | 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...

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...

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...

Merkel's EU Data Network Is No Substitute for Surveillance Law Reform

Nick Pickles | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Pickles

Angela Merkel's call yesterday for a European network "so that one shouldn't have to send emails and other information across the Atlantic" is hardly surprising given the revelations of how German and other European citizens have had their data indiscriminately collected as they use web services based overseas.

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.

Senator Files Lawsuit Against Obama Over NSA Surveillance Programmes

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A Republican senator is to hit president Obama with a lawsuit on Wednesday that aims to halt surveillance by USA spy agencies which have been intercep...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Did Austerity Cause The Floods Crisis?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 11 February 2014... 1) DID AUSTERITY CAUSE THE FLOODS CRISIS? From the FT's splash: "The...