Post Tagged with: "privacy"

Google's new 'smart bears' have the ability to log and record information

Google creates ‘smart teddy bears’ which sparked privacy concerns

Google has patented technology for new ‘smart teddy bears’ it has been revealed. The bears can interact with users and interpret the commands of the children playing with them and “express curiosity” through a series of actions. It could also perform a number of actions such as scratching its head, and making facial expressions. However, this new technology is not[Read More…]

Privacy at risk as Snoopers Charter is resurrected

Privacy at risk as Snoopers Charter is resurrected

The Snoopers Charter has been resurrected into British law, after plans to update communications data legislation were introduced in the Queen’s Speech on May 27th. Although the full details unveiled in the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill have yet to be revealed, it has been announced that the government plans to extend the scope of the bill beyond the previous version[Read More…]

Skype summon to court over refusal to distribute data

Skype summon to court over refusal to distribute data

Skype has been summoned to appear in court over its refusal to share customer data in relation to a criminal investigation, it has been reported. The summons was issued after the firm declined to help Belgian authorities and refused to provide details of messages and calls between two suspects. The reasons given by the Microsoft Owned firm was that it[Read More…]

NSA linked to spyware in new computers

NSA linked to spyware in new computers

It was recently reported that the NSA has discovered a way of hiding spyware inside the hard drives of all new consumer computers. The software allows NSA to have instant access and eavesdrop on all activities that are taking place on the computer at any given time. This development of spyware was confirmed by Russian cyber security company, Kaspersky Lab,[Read More…]

Queen Elizabeth School has come under fire for installing cameras in the girl's toilets

Cameras installed in school toilets

Parents have reacted with anger after it was found that CCTV cameras were installed in toilets at a school in Wales. The equipment has been placed in public areas across Queen Elizabeth High School in a bid to deter vandalism and bullying. Parents took to social media to highlight their disgust with the policy. One parent, Guy Smith, said: “Obviously[Read More…]