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UK spy agencies' bulk data practices ruled unlawful before 2015

The oversight court for the UK’s intelligence and security agencies has ruled they operated unlawfully and breached domestic human rights law by harvesting bulk comms data and maintaining large databases of personal information on UK citizens for a decade and more. 1,899 more words

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UK faces Human Rights challenge to state's bulk hacking abroad

Privacy rights organization Privacy International has filed another legal challenge to the UK government’s use of bulk hacking against foreigners.

The filing, with the European Court of Human Rights, follows Privacy International’s attempt earlier this year to challenge the use of bulk hacking against foreigners via the local oversight court for the UK’s intelligence agencies, the IPT. 503 more words

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Privacy International files judicial review to UK's ability to hack devices en masse

Digital rights group Privacy International has filed a judicial review in the UK High Court of an earlier decision by the oversight body of the UK’s security agencies to sanction the use of so-called “thematic warrants” — aka a highly intrusive investigatory capability that can cover an entire class of unidentified persons or property. 493 more words

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Cassetteboi Versus the Investigative Powers Bill

More fun with a very serious point from Cassetteboi again. In this video, they poke fun at David Cameron’s and Theresa May’s Snooper’s Charter to expand massively the powers of the surveillance state. 93 more words

Politics

UK spy agencies systematically amass data on innocent people, legal challenge reveals

Privacy campaign group Privacy International says documents it has obtained through a legal challenge to the UK security agencies data-harvesting practices illustrate the extent to which spies have systematically and secretly amassed a cache of data on UK citizens for the past 15 years — regardless of whether a particular individual is suspected of a crime. 1,300 more words

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Hacking Team loses global license to sell spyware

Hacking Team is in the news again, and that’s never a good thing for a company that’s supposed to be all about stealth and discretion. 426 more words

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UK Investigatory Powers Bill: "Back Door" for Cyber Criminals

The lack of basic security of interconnected things allows third parties, including state agencies, to intercept the data shared across the Internet. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill… 496 more words

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