Snoopers' Charter

In A Historical First MI5 Chief Makes Public Plea For More Surveillance Powers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Tech

MI5 chief Andrew Parker has called for increased support from US tech companies like Google and Facebook in helping them to track the communications o...

This Is What The Actual Head Of MI5 Thinks Of James Bond Films

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

The head of MI5 has revealed he loves James Bond films because they are nothing like the actual work of British spies, in the first live interview of ...

Cameron Accused Of 'Technological Incompetence' By Wikipedia Founder

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics

The founder of Wikipedia accused David Cameron of “technological incompetence” on Tuesday, telling the British Prime Minister the idea of banning ...

Is the UK Government About to Ban WhatsApp?

Dr Andres Guadamuz | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Andres Guadamuz

I have been baffled by the headlines assuring us that the end of Whatsapp is near. The problem is that as of today, there is no actual proposal from the government that says that encrypted tools and apps will be outlawed, banned, restricted, regulated, or subjected to licensing.

Is Snapchat a Threat to National Security?

Andrew Murray | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Murray

There is a risk that a terrorist cell may use WhatsApp to organise a terrorist attack, but equally there is a risk they will use a family car to carry a car bomb or public transport to get to their target. Are we also going to ban public transport and family cars unless the security services have the ability to monitor everyone who makes use of them?

6 Ways To Communicate When David Cameron Has Banned Technology

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Comedy

As the techpocalypse looms and David Cameron looks set to ban WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and literally anything that young people use, we thought we...

Unsurprisingly, People Are Pretty Upset About The Government's Plan To Ban WhatsApp

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2015 | UK Tech

During the Queen's Speech, the Government unveiled plans for a new version of the controversial 'Snoopers Charter' bill which would potentially allow ...

The Government Could Be Just Weeks Away From Banning WhatsApp

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2015 | UK Tech

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat could all potentially be banned under the controversial so-called new 'Snoopers Charter' that's being drafte...

We Should Be Very Careful When Giving Up Our Freedoms

Bob Morgan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The starting place for any democratic decisions about how we balance our rights to freedom against the need to compromise that freedom for the safety and security of the wider community should be that we should be free to do anything we want except if there is a compelling case why we should not.

'May-trix' Front Page Leaves No Doubt How Nationalists Feel About The Snoopers' Charter

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK

The pro-independence newspaper The National has once again made the most bombastic summary of Scottish Nationalists' opposition to the Tories' propose...

On Tuesday I Signed a Letter to All MPs Calling for Greater Parliamentary Scrutiny of Surveillance Laws: Here's Why

Andrew Murray | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Murray

We do not want the Government to be unable to carry out reasonable surveillance to protect the state and all those resident in the UK. We have written this letter to ensure proper Parliamentary scrutiny of any such provision and to ensure the Rule of Law is followed.

Labour Does Not Have a Right to the Youth Vote

David Browne | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

Ultimately, I believe that we have seen two great and pleasant surprises: firstly, the election of what I believe to be the best government in the circumstances, and secondly the continued ability of the public to make up its own mind and not to be swayed by vacuous social media wars and the increasing emotional blackmail and shaming that generated so many shy Tories in the first place...

You Can Try to Ban Encryption if You Like, Mr Cameron, But Don't Expect the Rest of the World to Follow Suit

Rafael Laguna | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Rafael Laguna

Rather than ill-conceived, reactionary measures, Mr Cameron should realise it's not a lack of access to data that's preventing better detection of terrorists: Instead, put more resources into analysing the data and what to do with the access they currently have:..

Should You Be Worried About The Snoopers' Charter? Use Our Handy Flowchart To Find Out!

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Comedy

David Cameron is vowing to revive the 'snoopers' charter' if he's re-elected in May. But should you be worried about this measure, which will make it ...

Now Is the Time for a Steady, Considered Approach to Counter-Terrorism, Not Knee Jerk Reactions

Emma Carr | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Politics
Emma Carr

Placing an entire population under surveillance whilst failing to adequately resource not only the intelligence agencies but those tasked with holding them to account, is both an unacceptable intrusion of our freedoms and creates nothing more than a chilling effect on free expression for anyone communicating in, or with, the UK.

Government Responds To Attack On Our Freedoms With New Plans To Curtail Our Freedoms

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Comedy

David Cameron today vowed to give security services more powers to curtail Britons' freedom in response to the latest terrorist attack on our freedom....

Reviving the Snooper's Charter Would Be Disproportionate and Misguided

Emma Carr | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics
Emma Carr

We must approach today's report with calm and thoughtfulness. We should recognise that surveillance of an entire population is both an unacceptable intrusion on our freedoms and creates nothing more than a chilling effect on free expression for anyone communicating in, or with, the UK.

Another Coalition Row About Snooping On The Internet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Politics

Police are to get powers to force internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspected terrorists and paedophiles, prompting another...

It's Even More Important Now We Read Your Emails, David Cameron Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Politics

A secret deal struck between party leaders fast-tracking legislation to allow police and MI5 to access your mobile and internet data has been branded ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: A Big Political 'Cover Up'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday 7 July 2014... 1) A BIG POLITICAL 'COVER UP'? This is starting to get stomach-churning. From the Time...

'Lives Have Been Saved'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics

Barack Obama has sought to justify the controversial Prism spying programme insisting it was necessary, targeted and had disrupted at least 50 terrori...

Blocking Snoopers' Charter Could See Terrorists Go Free, Clegg Warned

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics

The Director of Prosecutions has warned Nick Clegg not to block new snooping powers, it has been reported. Keir Starmer said there was a "real risk...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Please Spy On Us

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 11 June 2013... 1) PLEASE SPY ON US So, the NSA/Prism revelations must have hardened British public o...

Tom Moseley

Poll Finds Public Support 'Snooping' Plans Despite Prism Scandal | Tom Moseley | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics

A majority of Britons support the government's controversial 'snooping' proposals - despite the growing NSA/Prism data-sharing scandal, an exclusive p...

British Spies Need Approval Of Ministers To Use Prism, Says Sir Malcolm Rifkind

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics

Any requests by GCHQ for access to British citizens' emails through a controversial US internet monitoring programme would need proper legal authority...