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Diplomat to be new head of GCHQ

The new head of GCHQ is neither a spy by trade nor a hard-hitting political bully — he is a diplomat. Robert Hannigan, selected to replace Sir Iain Lobban, as head of Britain’s spy agency GCHQ comes out of the Foreign Office and is a former adviser to Tony Blair in Northern Ireland. 254 more words

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Google amends its Terms of Service

With most privacy laws you can pretty much do what you want provided you are up front about it. The key is the ‘informed consent’ of the user. 303 more words

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Having sex online can seriously damage your economic health

Get Safe Online is warning young males about the webcam scam sex blackmail. It seems to be targeting youngsters in Avon and Somerset because when I asked about other cases I was told, “The City of London police haven’t been able to provide any further stats, as this is a relatively new type of fraud.” 618 more words

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New Android flaw could send you to a phishing site

Last week news of the Heartbleed bug broke. Initial concern concentrated on the big service providers and whether they were bleeding their users’ credentials, but attention soon turned to client devices, and in particular Android. 454 more words

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Is it safe to carry on using Dropbox with Condoleezza Rice on the Board?

No. How could you even ask? Leopards do not change their spots except on the road to Damascus; and Rice was too involved in the road to Baghdad with warrantless wiretapping along the route. 389 more words

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Andrew Weev Auernheimer freed on an important technicality

Just over one year ago, Andrew (Weev) Auernheimer was sentenced to 41 months in prison for downloading data that AT&T had left exposed on the internet. 428 more words

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