Less than 24 hours after the controversial Investigatory Power Bill passed through the U.K. House of Commons, former Foreign Secretary William Hague has said he believes there should be no “absolute right to privacy.”
The bill, referred to as the Snooper’s Charter by privacy and human rights advocates, will require internet service providers and mobile phone companies to maintain records of customer’s emails, texts, internet browsing activity and voice calls for 12 months.
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What’s your secret? Encrypted instant messaging is the latest trend, from apps like BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), Telegram and Signal to Wire, Wickr and Surespot. Not forgetting Apple’s iMessage and FaceTime. Before we know it, everything will be encrypted. It mostly already is.
Encryption often crops up when talking about criminals, usually painted as a tool for terrorism, but that’s just spin from power grabbing politicians – we already live in an encrypted world. ATMs, phone calls, bank transfers, even the files we sync with Dropbox – it’s all encrypted. It’s got to be. The trend towards encrypted messaging apps is just the latest part of the jigsaw. READ MORE “The silent web: Is encryption here to stay?”
Failing to protect your online privacy can lead to a number of consequences. We examine the real reasons people don’t protect themselves online.
Every couple of months, issues surrounding online privacy seem to bubble up in the news. But after the news cycle passes, any interest in the subject comes to a halt. It seems like people truly want to be interested in their online privacy, but it’s either too much work or they simply get bored talking about the subject.
Whatever the reason, most people don’t care about online privacy until they’re caught up in an issue that could have been prevented by being more cautious online.
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