Pro Poker Player banned from Pokerstars for VPN use

VPNs have been in the news again this week; although on this occasion it’s in a more unexpected medium; the world of online Poker. Because one of the world’s more prominent and controversial professional poker players, Sorel Mizzi, has been banned from a well-known online poker site

Singapore Government consulting on VPN ban

The Singaporean Government has released a consultation paper this week, and one of the questions it is considering is whether they should ban VPN technology. The paper has been released by the Law Ministry and Intellectual Property office of Singapore (IPOS) and the consultation period will last

Review of bulk powers criticized for not telling the whole story

Last week, David Anderson, Queen’s Counsel, published a nearly 200-page review of the highly controversial bulk powers included in the Investigatory Powers Bill announced earlier this year. In his report, Anderson writes that there are no alternatives to the bulk surveillance powers proposed in the legislature, virtually

India threatens torrenters with 3 years in jail

In India, the Government’s ongoing campaign against torrent portals and other sites which are deemed to infringe on copyright has been stepped up. Torrenters in India have discovered in recent days that their favourite torrent sites have been blocked. This in itself is nothing particularly new. Copyright

Bulk personal data collection in the UK justified says report

A review of the British Government’s draft Communications Data Bill has approved UK’s Intelligence agencies bulk data collection of citizen’s personal data. The review, which was conducted by David Anderson QC, the government’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, has concluded that collecting the communications data of every

Cisco VPN passwords discoverable after NSA leak

Data recently released from claimed NSA sources and posted online by hackers has led to the discovery of more than one security issue in a widely used Cisco product. This week researchers delving into a cache of information allegedly taken from NSA sources discovered that certain Cisco products are susceptible