UK Privacy

Has China Just Launched A Massive Cyber Attack On Its Own People?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech

China has reportedly launched a massive hacking initiative specifically aimed at the near 100m iPhone and iCloud users within its own country, taking ...

Google 'Right To Be Forgotten' Stats Reveal Thousands Of UK Requests

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech

Britons have asked Google to remove more than 60,000 web links from its results under the "right to be forgotten" law, the search engine has revealed....

This Is 'Watch Dogs' In Real Life

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Tech

A group of adrenaline junkies have climbed up a Hong Kong skyscraper in order to hack the giant LED billboard that sat atop it. In a scene that wou...

Can't Afford Your Car Payments? They'll Disable Your Car

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Tech

The New York Times has written a damming report on the practice of auto loans in the US, highlighting the increasing trend to fit cars with devices th...

Apple Won't Unlock iOS 8 Phones For The Police. Ever.

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech

The iPhone 6 comes with one feature that went largely ignored at the unveiling last week: privacy. Apple has confirmed that a change at the core of...

The Nude Photo Leak: How Can We All Avoid Being Exposed?

Chris Harris | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Harris

To regain control over our personal lives, we need to understand that the technology we use on a daily basis is simply not completely secure.The nude photo leak was a painful example of how far people are willing to go to delve into and capitalise on the private lives of celebrities.

When Is Truth Irrelevant in Divorce

Vanessa Lloyd Platt | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Lloyd Platt

In the light of the Leveson hacking inquiry, the issue of safeguarding the individual's privacy has been found to be paramount. Whilst there have been few prosecutions arising from "relationship hacking" in divorce or relationship breakdown, this is certainly set to change.

The Slippery Slope of Internet Censorship

Thomas Hughes | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Hughes

The council will examine the tension between the basic principles of privacy and the public's right to know - the main concern with this controversial ruling.

To Be or Not to Be Private: That Is the Question

Miriam Brown | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech
Miriam Brown

In the Oxford English Dictionary the word private is defined in several ways: 'kept or removed from public view or knowledge, not within the cognizanc...

Racism, Racy Images And Other Police Social Media Gaffes

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Police officers and civilians made racist and threatening comments on Facebook and Twitter, sent friend requests to victims of crime and uploaded imag...

Are You Being Given the Right Access to the Right Information?

Christian Toon | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Imagine it was your first day in a new job... you'll spend time finding your way around filing cabinets and IT systems, reviewing information and locating documents you need to do your job... If the organisation you've joined has a solid information management process in place, this will be simple. If it doesn't, working life could quickly become a struggle.

Does Your 'Right to Be Forgotten' Exist?

Christian Toon | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Can companies relax about personal data and consumer fears? Not in the slightest. We may have a better understanding about the benefits of sharing our data with the brands we love, but that does not negate their responsibility to protect that data.

From Drones to Building Anderson Shelters in Minecraft

Dave Wallace | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

This is a family picture of us, but not on the beach in Cornwall or picnicking in the park. No, this is our first 'Dronie' - a pic taken by a drone. A robot-powered zoom out selfie - what's not to love?

Emergency Data Retention Legislation: I Have Nothing to Hide, So Why Should I Care?

Allen Scott | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Politics
Allen Scott

As a rule of thumb, call me kooky if you will, but I prefer my politicians to be educated on the subjects they vote upon which affect my life. This is not something that should be pushed through at the blink of an eye, as it is something which is quite profound...

How Can You Live Without Social Media?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Martyn Stewart

I wouldn't hide behind a tree or a parked car to follow my ex-girlfriends every move? Nor would I invite every person I meet in a nightclub, to view my daughter's baby pictures. I don't stroll casually down the street screaming at the top of my lungs 'Well done me!' in regards to my personal achievements as I have no desire to be considered conceited or narcissistic.

The Privacy Prospect

Mark Whitby | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Whitby

The "right to be forgotten" could be seen as a potential coup for brands and consumers who wish to rid themselves of those old, embarrassing search links once and for all... Instead of being asked in the fine print if we wish to opt out, the marketing industry may need to get used to the idea of politely asking consumers to opt in.

Facebook Almost, But Not Quite, Says 'Sorry'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg has formally apologised for poor communication about a study in 2012 which saw users have their timeline's altered to s...

Is Distrust of Facebook Contagious?

Martin Moore | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Tech
Martin Moore

Revelations about Facebook experiments are waking us up to the fact that these services are not neutral, neither are they simply there for the public good. Yet they are now an integral part of our lives...

Modern Design and a Lack of Privacy

Zahid Ayden | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Politics
Zahid Ayden

The self-proclamation of freedom is a cherished right we have in a modern democratic country where we are able to express religious values, disenfranchisement with the Monarchy, criticism of the government and an expression of individual identity without persecution.

Life Inside A Converted Women's Toilet: How Assange Spends HIs Days At The Ecuadorian Embassy

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

It's been two years since the founder of WikiLeaks committed himself to an indefinite sentence inside the Ecuadorian embassy. And he shows no sign of ...

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.

Google Blocked By China Ahead Of Tiananmen Square Anniversary

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Tech

China has started blocking access to Google's services including Gmail, Google Calendar and more in the lead up to the 25th anniversary of the Tiananm...

The Trick to Privacy Protection? Wear Big Pants

Amber Melville-Brown | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Melville-Brown

The privacy of the Duchess of Cambridge is worth its weight in lead. Not gold, but lead. Her mother-in-law, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, has never ...

Iran Orders Zuckerberg To Court

The Huffington Post | The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been ordered to appear in court in Iran after a judge in the south of the country declared that both WhatsApp and...

What is Ambient Ecommerce?

Dr. David Patterson | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. David Patterson

Ten or fifteen years ago, a wonderful new world was promised for digital mankind. Futurologists and preachers of the web, internet and digital media revolutions all confidently asserted that a paradise was beckoning in which advertising would finally, seamlessly and efficiently actually work.