Snoopers' Charter

Mehdi Hasan Has A Brilliant Riposte To Those Calling For More Surveillance After Paris

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK

Mehdi Hasan has eloquently countered calls for an increase in surveillance after the terror attacks in Paris, arguing: "That's what the terrorists wan...

Civil Liberties After Paris

Oliver Troen | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Oliver Troen

New legislation may still conflict with certain individual freedoms. But If intelligence gathering procedures are strengthened then they may prevent an attack like the one we saw in Paris this weekend. This may keep hundreds of people alive. What greater freedom is there than that?

The Paris Attacks Demonstrate Why the Snooper's Charter Will Not Make Us Safer

George Dokimakis | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

In times like these, we need to stand up and show that we will not be intimidated by such atrocious acts. The cost to our civil liberties is not worth the price paid, especially when we will not be any safer with it.

Less Spying, More Talking

Olivia Flynn | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Politics
Olivia Flynn

The head of MI5, Andrew Parker, warned recently of the scale of terror threats facing the UK. As social interaction--and with it radicalisation and ex...

Freedom, Liberty and Justice

Steven Woolfe | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

I entered politics because I wanted to fight and campaign against the ongoing suppression of our nation's freedoms from the European Union, yet here we see the vital freedom of privacy from the state is being undermined and disregarded by our own UK government.

Frankie Boyle Just Sensationally Destroyed Theresa May's 'Snoopers' Charter'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK

Frankie Boyle has spoken out about the effects of the government's proposed investigatory powers bill by warning "all it takes is a misspelled search ...

Tim Cook Just Blew Apart Theresa May's Snooper's Charter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Tech

Tim Cook has warned that aspects of the government's controversial 'Snooper's Charter' Investigatory Powers Bill could have 'dire consequences'. ...

John Oliver Just Absolutely Destroyed Theresa May Over The Snoopers' Charter

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Comedy

You know we're dealing with a pretty ridiculous issue when John Oliver decides to dredge it across the Atlantic and tell Americans about it. On Sun...

Surveillance Bill: A Cyber Security Expert's View

George Dokimakis | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Tech
George Dokimakis

If the government really wanted to make a difference, it would properly penalise companies that underinvest in security and lose people's information with little to no impact. It would not ask them to increase the data they are holding about individuals. Holding more data about individuals will make subsequent data losses catastrophic to their everyday lives.

Should You Be Worried About The Snoopers' Charter?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Comedy

The Snoopers' Charter is back, but should you be worried about it? You can find out with our handy little flowchart. (Created for HuffPost UK C...

Tory MP Accused Of Quoting Nazi Goebbels While Defending Snooper's Charter

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Politics

A Tory MP has been accused of quoting an infamous Nazi propaganda minister while defending the new Snooper's Charter in the Commons. Richard Graha...

The Investigatory Powers Bill WILL Let MI5 And MI6 Hack Your Phone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech

The Investigatory Powers Act draft, otherwise known as the Snooper's Charter, has arrived along with with some radical new changes to the way that sec...

The Snooper's Charter: We Separate The Fact From The Fiction

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech

The Investigatory Powers Bill has finally arrived in draft form. At nearly 300 pages long it is a complete unification of the current surveillance law...

Why Your Online Activity Could Be Stored For Up To A Year

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

Details of people's online activity will have to be stored for a year under the government's proposed new spying laws. Firms will be required to st...

Theresa May Says Spies Can Find Out Who You Messaged On Facebook

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Politics

Theresa May has pledged not to let spies look through someone's internet history under the Home Secretary's new-look surveillance legislation. Spea...

A Tribunal Just Ruled That MPs And Peers Are NOT Protected From GCHQ Spying

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Tech

A tribunal has ruled that the communications of MPs and Peers are not protected from surveillance by GCHQ. It was widely believed that the Wilson d...

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.