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The Investigatory Powers Bill Has Been Granted Royal Assent and is Now UK Law



The Investigatory Powers Bill Has Been Granted Royal Assent and is Now UK Law

We haven’t heard much lately about the Investigatory Powers Bill – dubbed the “Snooper’s Charter” by its opponents – and to be fair there’s been quite a lot on. We’ve had Brexit and its fallout, the Rio Olympics, Internet of Things botnets running wild, and now President-elect … |More

The Latest Update on the Investigatory Powers Bill



The Latest Update on the Investigatory Powers Bill



The Investigatory Powers Bill (nicknamed the Snooper’s Charter) has been highly controversial since it was first proposed in May of this year. Numerous industries, as well as the general public, have concerns about privacy violations arising as part of the Bill; there are also moral questions … |More

Who Cares? It’s Only Security.



Who Cares? It’s Only Security.



I saw the above image on LinkedIn earlier and started writing a response to a couple of comments lambasting the fact security was way down at number 7 despite it being the fear fodder of the press. There were some insightful comments and I started offering … |More

Uber Is to Quadruple Its Security Team



Uber Is to Quadruple Its Security Team

Taxi services provider and Black Cab nemesis Uber has recently announced that it will be expanding its security team. Uber aims to lessen concerns about data privacy and be more prepared in case they need to defend against hackers. The current number of staff working in a security team is … |More

“Wiz Wiz Wiz Wiz… TICK!” – Do We Need to Read T&Cs Online?



“Wiz Wiz Wiz Wiz… TICK!” – Do We Need to Read T&Cs Online?

“Does it matter if we read T&Cs online?” was the question posed by Presenter Kaye Adams to Jay George, online security expert and Managing Consultant at Commissum, on BBC Radio Scotland yesterday.

Kaye admitted that she usually goes: “Wiz, wiz, wiz, wiz…TICK!” Fair to say that most of … |More

Will WhatsApp, Snapchat and Facebook Soon Become Things of The Past?



Will WhatsApp, Snapchat and Facebook Soon Become Things of The Past?

Back in January, after the terror attacks in Paris, David Cameron proposed a number of new anti-terror laws. Within these were provisions for having cryptographic backdoors for the security services. He expressed the benefits of getting access to encrypted information whenever extreme circumstances occur. However as is often seen with … |More