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Coffee shops, libraries and retailers to monitor customer internet records

Coffee shops, libraries and retailers to monitor customer internet records

Earlier we revealed how bosses are slowly getting more powers to monitor an employee’s emails if it is sent during work hours. However, firms are not the only ones who can monitor our records. Under legislation dubbed ‘the snoopers charter’, cafes and coffee shops will have running Wi-Fi networks may have to store internet data. This could also include libraries[Read More...]

Can your bosses check your private emails?

Can your bosses check your private emails?

EU judges have ruled that bosses can snoop on your private emails, and social media messages. The ruling comes after Bogdan Mihai Bărbulescu was sacked after sending personal messages to his fiancee during work hours using Yahoo Messenger on a company-owned device. His bosses had discovered this after accessing his private emails and then later discovering they were sent via[Read More...]

US govt agents claim terrorist attacks will boost support for surveillance state

US govt agents claim terrorist attacks will boost support for surveillance state

Increasing terrorist attacks could help to boost public support for additional surveillance laws, according to law enforcement officials. In a story which first appeared in the Washington Post, many law and intelligence agencies claimed that while at present, many people do not support having their privacy eroded by government agencies, events such as the Philadelphia police shooting and the recent[Read More...]

Google under fire for ‘spying feature’

Google under fire for ‘spying feature’

Google has come under fire for a controversial new spying feature that can track a user’s entire search history and determine their location. Its Timeline service, available on both mobiles and laptops allow users of the firm’s online maps to see the places they frequent most often. The service can even look through pictures to find those users have taken[Read More...]

Govt to monitor opinions on social media forums

Govt to monitor opinions on social media forums

The government has officially announced plans to monitor Facebook accounts more closely. The Cabinet Office said that it will start monitoring social media feeds on Facebook, Twitter and blogs in an attempt to oversee public opinion. It will partner with several companies including Gorkana Group Ltd, LexisNexis, Meltwater (UK) Ltd, Precise Media Monitoring LTD, Press Data Ltd, PRIME Research Ltd,[Read More...]