Surveillance

Russia blocks LinkedIn after negotiations with Russian authorities fail

Russia blocks LinkedIn after negotiations with Russian authorities fail

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LinkedIn initiated negotiations with Russian authorities due to recent blockage of its web-site in Russia but the blocking has now been enforced due to servers being located outside the country.

Trump win alarms cyber pros

Trump win alarms cyber pros

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Security pros are bracing for changes the industry may face after the election of real-estate entrepreneur and reality TV personality Donald J. Trump.

Blackhat EU: Breaking Big Data

Blackhat EU: Breaking Big Data

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Former intelligence officer David Venable gave a crowd at Blackhat EU 2016, a rundown of what big data, and bad data in the private sector could mean for your privacy.

BlackHat EU: Undressing the Pegasus

BlackHat EU: Undressing the Pegasus

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Three security researchers explained at this year's Blackhat, how Pegasus espionage software is used to surveil dissidents

Investigatory Powers Bill one step closer to becoming law

Investigatory Powers Bill one step closer to becoming law

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The Investigatory Powers Bill has passed its third reading in the House of Lords. The House of Lords did suggest some amendments to the bill, which means the bill will be thrown back to the House of Commons for a final 'look over', and is expected to become law by the end of 2016.

Former NSA deputy director talks Snowden, pardons and privacy [Video]

Former NSA deputy director talks Snowden, pardons and privacy [Video]

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Chris Inglis, former deputy director at the NSA, says the organisation had not been prepared for an insider threat of the magnitude of Edward Snowden and rejected calls for him to be pardoned.

Russian special services to decrypt Internet traffic

Russian special services to decrypt Internet traffic

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Following on from the Yarovaya Law, Russia's special security service, FSB (successor to the KGB), is to implement plans to achieve access to all internet traffic in the country, decrypted.

Privacy orgs file brief against US, allies on bulk surveillance

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A coalition of privacy organisations are suing the United States and its allies for involvement in a bulk data collection program, which they say violates the European Convention on Human Rights.

Cities planning transparency laws for police surveillance tech

Cities planning transparency laws for police surveillance tech

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In cities around the US, campaigns are being mobilised to allow greater accountability when it comes to surveillance policy.

GCHQ planning use of DNS filters to curb cyber-attacks

GCHQ planning use of DNS filters to curb cyber-attacks

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Boss of GCHQ and the new NCSC has revealed plans that the spy agencies are planning to partner with UK ISPs to use DNS filtering to curb cyber-attacks.

Former DGSE head confirmed French targeted foreign countries

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France's former head of external intelligence service discussed a French cyber campaign that targeted Iran, Canada, Spain, Greece, Norway and other nations.

40% don't realise Facebook sells their data

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Some 40 percent of respondents to a recent survey did not know that Facebook sold their data, and half said they would quit if it did. People value their privacy - a lot higher than the market does.

EU ministers rattle sabres at encrypted ISIS jihadi comms channels

EU ministers rattle sabres at encrypted ISIS jihadi comms channels

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France and Germany discuss 'tapping' encrypted end-to-end networks such as WhatsApp and Skype

IP Bill gets approval from terror laws watchdog

IP Bill gets approval from terror laws watchdog

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David Anderson QC, the UK anti-terror laws watchdog, has published a detailed report explaining why he is in favour of the Investigatory Powers Bill.

Millions of Russians' personal data may be put at risk

Millions of Russians' personal data may be put at risk

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A planned national database of personal data on Russian citizens could become a magnet for criminal cyber-attacks warn analysts.

Privacy organisations launch index to track surveillance tech sales

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Watchdog groups Privacy International and Transparency Toolkit today launched their new Surveillance Industry Index (SSI), which contains data on 528 companies that supply surveillance technology to governments and corporations.

Are we ignoring the collateral damage of encryption?

Are we ignoring the collateral damage of encryption?

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As the encryption debate rages on, and governments around the world press to get greater surveillance power, SC's Roi Perez asks if the industry is ignoring the collateral damage of the encryption debate.

Pokemon Go 'a western cyber-espionage tool'?

Pokemon Go 'a western cyber-espionage tool'?

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Cyber-security experts in Russia are concerned about the data collecting abilities of apps such as Pokemon Go, even speculating whether they were specifically created by western security services as cyber-espionage tools

Telecoms companies aid oppression in Belarus, says Amnesty International

Telecoms companies aid oppression in Belarus, says Amnesty International

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Amnesty International has not been shy in condemning telecommunications companies operating in Belarus, described as 'Europe's last dictatorship', for complying with oppressive surveillance laws.

Irish government to ask for communications interception powers

Irish government to ask for communications interception powers

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Ireland may soon be getting something very similar to the UK's Investigatory Powers bill if deputy prime minister Frances Fitzgerald's expected recommendations are made.

Founder of Just10 says global surveillance laws are a 'false dichotomy'

Founder of Just10 says global surveillance laws are a 'false dichotomy'

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Fred Ghahramani, founder of Just10, says global surveillance laws are a 'false dichotomy' as the risks presented are far greater than what is gained for the average citizen.

UK Parliament passes Investigatory Powers Bill

UK Parliament passes Investigatory Powers Bill

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Most MPs in the UK House of Commons have agreed to pass the Investigatory Powers Bill, in a vote of 444-69 in favour, most Labour MPs who had appeared to be against the bill voted in favour of it.

Stealth Falcon spyware used on UAE critics

Stealth Falcon spyware used on UAE critics

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Circumstantial evidence suggests a link between the Stealth Falcon spyware campaign and the UAE government.

Intelligence court affirms FBI's right to search Americans' emails without a warrant

Intelligence court affirms FBI's right to search Americans' emails without a warrant

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In a declassified ruling, a federal judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) ruled that the FBI's search of Americans' emails without a warrant during criminal investigations is not contradictory to the Constitution or the FISA Amendments Act.

Reddit may - or may not have - received a 'national security letter'

Reddit may - or may not have - received a 'national security letter'

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Reddit may - or may not have - received a 'national security letter' which forces them to hand over data about users on the popular news website, but also imposes a gag order which stops them talking about it.

Brussels attacks raise questions about surveillance and Brexit

Brussels attacks raise questions about surveillance and Brexit

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As the Atlantic community hears redoubled calls for greater electronic surveillance in the wake of the Brussels bombing, SCMagazineUK.com looked to cyber-security leaders to give their view.

EU-US Privacy Shield attacked by critics in Euro Parliament hearing

EU-US Privacy Shield attacked by critics in Euro Parliament hearing

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At a hearing of the European Parliament's committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs yesterday, critics assailed the proposal as weak and ineffective.

Are your conversations being recorded to target adverts at you?

Are your conversations being recorded to target adverts at you?

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BBC viewers have been suggesting that their phones had been listening to them then targeting them with adverts related to the things they'd been talking about - so Pen Test Partners checked if it was possible.

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