Big Brother Big Business Privacy

Surveillance Capitalism

Councils are sharing your data in the UK with whoever wants it, basically (” “). Wolfie Christl, a technologist and researcher who has been investigating the ad-tech industry, said: “Public sector websites and apps should not use invasive third-party tracking at all.” Johnny Ryan, the chief policy officer at the anonymous web browser Brave, […]

Big Brother Freedoms Privacy Secret State UK

Police speak to boy, 10, due to spelling error As a result, the child was interviewed on 7 December by police and the authorities examined a laptop found at his family home. His family has since demanded the school and police apologise, according to the BBC. A cousin of the boy, who has not been named to protect his identity, said his relatives initially […]

Government Privacy Security

US Govt wants to have its cake and eat it “You can’t have it both ways,” Trevor Timm, the co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, told Motherboard. “If the US forces tech companies to install backdoors in encryption, then tech companies will have no choice but to go along with China when they demand the same power.”

Freedoms Internets Privacy

Facebook: Now available on Tor

This is significant: The Facebook onion address (accessible only in Tor-enabled browsers) connects users to Facebook’s Core WWW Infrastructure, so as to provide end-to-end communication, directly from the browser into a Facebook datacentre, allowing for private and secure browsing sessions. An SSL certificate issued by Facebook to visitors confirms to them that they’re indeed accessing […]