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Major tech giants including Apple, Google and Whatsapp have launched a searing criticism of government plans to spy on encrypted

May 30, 2019

San Francisco officials have voted to ban the use of facial recognition technology by local authorities in the latest regulatory

May 15, 2019

Should we be concerned about our freedoms as the UK is placed fourth in the Nanny State Index? Alex Deane, a

May 1, 2019

It is false and defamatory to suggest that Julian Assange lives, or has ever lived, in a basement, cupboard, or

April 12, 2019

This summer marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon on 20 July 1969. It was

February 11, 2019

Netflix has pulled an episode of a comedy show that criticised Saudi Arabia after complaints from the country’s regime, sparking

January 2, 2019

The US National Security Agency has been spying on French politicians for at least six years, according to Wikileaks documents

June 24, 2015

Two very different stories are being played out on each side of the Atlantic on the subject of government surveillance.

June 1, 2015

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has warned of encroaching government powers after plans for new

May 30, 2015

The Intelligence and Security Committee of MPs is calling for a new law to replace current “piecemeal” legislation governing how

March 12, 2015

CAMERA giant Canon plans to buy Swedish video surveillance and network camera company Axis. Canon has made an offer of

February 10, 2015

Mass surveillance of private communication between members of the British public by GCHQ conducted in the past went against European

February 6, 2015

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