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Intelligence chiefs warn smartphones, fridges and TVs threaten user privacy

Intelligence chiefs warn smartphones, fridges and TVs threaten user privacy

Smart TVs, phones and other internet of things (IoT) devices are used to track and spy on people, according to intelligence chiefs. James Clapper, US director of national intelligence in the US has warned that security services may target IoT devices like smart TVs in order to spy on people. During a US Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, Clapper acknowledged[Read More...]

Scientists given permission to create GM babies

Scientists given permission to create GM babies

Scientists have been given the go-ahead to create genetically modified humans, it has been revealed. The fertility regulator known as the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) have allowed scientists to create a DNA-altering technique in embryos. As a result, researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London will conduct further experiments into creating genetically modifying people. The only thing[Read More...]

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...]