Source: Privacy International
The charity’s lawyers have written to the Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills asking why, despite repeated requests, the government has failed to take any concrete steps to stop British surveillance technology being exported to regimes that routinely engage in internal repression and serious human rights breaches.
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Source: Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
The Met, London’s police force, is buying “mobile device data extraction” devices that can suck all the data out of your phone “in minutes”.
Source: Nick Hopkins, The Guardian
Computer hackers have managed to breach some of the top secret systems within the Ministry of Defence, the military’s head of cyber-security has revealed.
Source: IT Pro Portal
The initiative is a response to the growing threat of cyber-terrorism and online crime, aiming to work on strengthening security measures, and helping to protect sensitive business and government data from the prying tentacles of hackers.
The BBC has suffered a sophisticated cyber-attack following a campaign by Iranian authorities against its Persian service, director-general Mark Thompson said on Wednesday.
Source: UK Parliamentary News
The Home Affairs Committee publishes its report into The Roots of Violent Radicalisation today, the result of a wide-ranging inquiry that began in May 2011.
Source: Graham Cluley, Naked Security
A recording of a confidential conference call between the FBI and UK law enforcement officers at the Metropolitan Police has been released by Anonymous on the internet.
Source: The Telegraph
It was a spy plot so far-fetched it would be worthy of James Bond – a transmitter concealed inside an artificial rock by British agents and placed next to a Russian street in order to steal classified data.
Thousands of British email addresses and encrypted passwords, including those of defence, intelligence and police officials as well as politicians and Nato advisers, have been revealed on the internet following a security breach by hackers.
With companies and governments seemingly incapable of defending themselves from sophisticated cyber attacks and infiltration, there is almost universal belief that any durable cybersecurity solution must be transnational.