It seems that Twitter has been standing up to the UK Governments efforts to snoop on user data, and British Ministers are far from happy about it. Twitter blocks third party surveillance According to a report in the Telegraph, the Government has been paying an unnamed private
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Earlier this month we reported on National Get a VPN Day in Australia as the regulations in the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill kicked in and ISPs and telecoms firms began to be required to collect data on the internet usage of all their customers.
There has been such a sharp jump in Government requests to Google for customer data, that their general Counsel has warned that international standards for such requests might have to be agreed to stem the tide. Google Transparency Review: Google’s bi-annual transparency review has been published every
Finland looks set to become the latest European country to propose the introduction of more stringent online surveillance laws under the guise of a need to defend themselves against the risk of terrorist attacks. Intrusive surveillance proposals At present, the Finnish intelligence agencies are only allowed to
Internet shutdowns have become increasingly commonplace in recent years and Africa has seen more than its fair share. In the past few months alone we have reported on cases in Ethiopia, the Gambia, and Cameroon. But encouragingly, it seems that one governing body in Africa is willing
Hide My Ass is one of the best-known VPNs on the market and its purchase by AVG in 2015, who produce one of the world’s most popular anti-virus software tools, has only served to reinforce its reputation. It has been around since 2005 when it was set
The latest stage of the Russian Governments concerted efforts to crack down on online freedoms appears likely to be an attempt to legislate to block VPNs and other tools which let users operate online anonymously. Roskomnadzor demands Earlier this week, the Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Government agency in charge