ARTICLES RELATING TO ONLINE PRIVACY

Russia warns Google, Twitter, Facebook on web laws

2015-05-22 09:51

Russia's media watchdog has written to Google, Twitter and Facebook warning them against violating Russian internet laws.

US NSA domestic phone spying programme illegal

2015-05-08 09:01

A US spying programme that collects data about millions of Americans' phone calls is illegal, a federal appeals court has ruled.

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook

2015-04-17 10:19

European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog has said.

Facebook sued over data privacy

2015-04-09 14:50

An Austrian law graduate spearheading a class action case against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches has officially filed the suit in a Vienna court.

Judge releases internet pirates' details

2015-04-07 14:55

Internet providers have lost an Australian court battle to keep secret the names of internet users suspected of illegally downloading Hollywood movie Dallas Buyers Club .

Australia passes data retention bill

2015-03-26 15:01

Australia's upper house has passed a controversial law requiring telecommunication firms to retain customers' digital data for two years.

NSA looks to US Congress to extend spying law

2015-03-24 07:59

US intelligence agencies will stop bulk collection of data on calls by US telephone subscribers, unless Congress extends a law authorising the spying.

Google: Tech firms will win encryption battle

2015-03-19 07:59

Technology firms will ultimately prevail in their efforts to use strong encryption on devices that cannot be accessed by the government, Google executive chair Eric Schmidt has said.

Germany backs end-to-end encryption for email

2015-03-11 08:17

Users of an email service backed by the German government will soon be able to rely on strong encryption of the kind that used to be the preserve of geeks and hackers.

Iran ready to let in Google in on conditions

2015-03-02 05:00

Iran has regularly cut access to Facebook and Twitter, but it it will now allow the services of internet giants like Google if they respect its cultural rules.

 

Facebook accused of trampling on privacy

2015-05-15 14:16

Facebook tramples on European privacy laws by tracking people online without their consent and dodges questions from national regulators, Belgium's privacy watchdog has said.

Google launches new online safety tool

2015-04-30 09:12

The search giant has launched a new tool designed to protect internet users from phishing attacks.

Capitec partners with home affairs to beat crime

2015-04-10 12:52

The bank has partnered with the department of home affairs in an effort to limit fraud against its customers.

Google hit with data collection limits

2015-04-09 14:31

German officials have ordered Google to limit the collection of personal data, in the US internet giant's latest run-in with authorities in the EU.

Spy agencies in technology arms race - MI6

2015-03-31 11:07

Spy agencies are caught in a "technology arms race" with terrorists and criminals, the new head of Britain's MI6 has said.

Court strikes down offensive internet message ban

2015-03-25 07:35

India's top court has affirmed people's right to free speech in cyberspace by striking down a provision that had called for imprisoning people who send "offensive" messages.

Heart-breaking video highlights cyber bullying

2015-03-20 10:11

A clip intended to illustrate the dangers of cyber bullying has received a welcome reception online.

Americans eye ways to beat online snooping

2015-03-18 07:50

Americans have been stepping up efforts to keep their data private since the revelations about vast US government surveillance programmes.

CIA to make sweeping changes, focus on cyber ops

2015-03-10 09:25

The Central Intelligence Agency is launching one of the biggest reorganisations in its history, aimed in part at sharpening its focus on cyber operations.

China deletes 1000s of internet accounts

2015-02-27 16:32

Some of China's largest internet companies have deleted more than 60 000 online accounts because their names did not conform to regulations.

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