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Snowden warns of increased domestic spying

Snowden warns of increased domestic spying

Domestic surveillance and spying may increase thanks to Donald Trump’s election victory, it has been claimed. Edward Snowden said that that democratic checks and balances were losing ground to authoritarianism. Snowden is a former US agency spy contractor who lives in Moscow under an asylum deal after he leaked classified information in 2013 that exposed the extent of the US[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...]

Facebook conducts secret experiment on users

Facebook conducts secret experiment on users

Facebook has become embroiled in another privacy scandal after it went public about a weird experiment it conducted on its users. Without seeking permission, it revealed that it manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users to see how it would affect their emotional state. It published a paper entitled “Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks,”[Read More...]

‘Facebook passing user details to NSA’

‘Facebook passing user details to NSA’

Tech giant Facebook is passing details of all of its users to the National Security Agency (NSA), it has been reported. Privacy campaigner Max Schrems has launched a case against the social giant to force watchdogs to audit personal data allegedly released to US spy bosses by Facebook. Mr Schrems, argued that the Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, wrongly refused[Read More...]