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Japanese police target Tor users

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 19:49

The National Police Agency (NPA) in Japan may be considering asking ISPs to ban the Tor network. Tor is a system which protects online anonymity by “bouncing communications around a distributed...

Google reports government takedown requests record

Posted by malcolm on Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 10:55

Google received “more government removal requests than ever before” in the second half of 2012, according to the company’s latest transparency report. In the first half of 2012, Google received...

Clegg vetoes Communications Data Bill

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 16:09

Nick Clegg announced this morning that “What people dub the Snoopers’ Charter” will not go ahead while the Liberal Democrats are in government. Speaking as part of an LBC radio phone in, the...

PM calls for “clean wi-fi”

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 19:02

The Prime Minister has called for “good, clean, wi-fi” in public spaces. Following a campaign by the child protection industry, the PM has given his backing to demands that pornography is blocked on...

Comms Data critics turn on ISPs

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 15:18

The Open Rights Group has published an open letter on the Communications Data Bill, accusing ISPs of being “engaged in a conspiracy of silence with the Home Office, the only concern being whether...

Mozilla and TeliaSonera clash over surveillance equipment

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 16:12

TeliaSonera and the Mozilla community have clashed over claims that the telco may be providing software, hardware or services to oppressive regimes for the purposes of intercepting and decrypting...

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