Post Tagged with: "censorship"

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...]

New security law sparks protests in Spain

New security law sparks protests in Spain

A number of protests took place in Spain as a result of a new security law, that has been branded as ‘censorship’ by demonstrators. The Public Security Law, which was approved by parliament, has been heavily criticised by opposition parties and human rights groups as an attempt by the conservative government to silence protests over its handling of Spain’s financial[Read More...]

David Cameron unveils plans to ban free speech and protest

David Cameron unveils plans to ban free speech and protest

The government has unveiled plans to ban anyone who criticises it from appearing on TV or protesting. Under the guise of protecting the public from ‘extremism’ the government proposal will allow police to vet the social media activity of “harmful” individuals and curb their right to speak at public events. The maximum sentence could be up to 10 years in[Read More...]