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Russia and China move towards banning virtual private networks

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 13:12

Both Russia and China are in the process of banning virtual private networks (VPNs), a tool that creates a secure, encrypted connection between a computer and a server operated by a VPN service. They...

Max Hill QC criticises May’s approach to terrorism

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 11:59

Max Hill QC, the terrorism legislation watchdog whose entire career has been summed up by The Times as “bringing terrorists to justice”, branded Theresa May’s proposals to fine internet companies if...

Swiss court convicts man over Facebook ‘likes’

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 16:08

A Swiss court has convicted a man for his ‘likes’ on Facebook. The 45-year-old unnamed defendant was told by the court in Zurich that because he had a ‘liked’ a post written by someone else regarding...

Ex-GCHQ deputy director demands fines on social media firms that fail to remove “extremist” material

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 14:55

Brian Lord, the ex deputy director of intelligence and cyber operations at GCHQ, has suggested that social media companies should be fined if they fail to remove material deemed as extremist from...

EU ministers approve hate speech rules

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 13:56

European Union ministers have recently approved rules that would oblige companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove videos deemed as constituting “hate speech” or face fines. The move...

Conservative Party’s manifesto’s technology policies

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 17:12

The establishment of a regulatory framework to underpin and support the digital charter, complete with a sanctions regime, to enable the Government to fine or prosecute those companies that fail in...

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