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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...]

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...]

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...]

Facebook app condemned

Facebook app condemned

Facebook has been criticised after users were forced to accept a series of bizarre terms and conditions that are seen as a threat to privacy. The app allows Facebook to record you without your knowledge – using your phone’s microphone and it can also take your photo using your phone’s camera. Under the terms of service, the app is able[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...]