The London-based privacy group alleges the UK signals intelligence agency, working with the US National Security Agency, used "unlawful hacking" efforts.
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Social networks reveal only certain aspects of job candidate's personality and use to assess employability may intrude individual's privacy, note industry observers.
Google+ encourages users to give out information that could compromise their security and its privacy selling point — its circles — are actually a subset of Facebook's friends lists, according to researchers from the University College London in the UK.
Due to a shortage of senior engineers with 'world-class experience' in Australia, the search giant is directing recruitment efforts to London to tempt ex-pats home
The conference details, fittingly, aren't splashed about all over the net, but there are some very interesting speakers in London today. Professor Nigel Gilbert, Chair of the Royal Academy of Engineering Group on Privacy and Surveillance, will talk about the future of surveillance.
Google's new London office houses 200 workers, but plans are underway for a massive recruitment effort.
LONDON--A proposal by the National Criminal Intelligence Service to store all UK Internet traffic for seven years in a single data warehouse won the Big Brother Award for Most Appalling Project on Monday night. The Big Brother Awards are presented annually by Privacy International to the companies and individuals that have done most to erode the privacy of the citizen, and are accompanied by the "Winstons", which are awarded to those who have done most to protect privacy. The NCIS warehousing proposal beat into second place the Electoral Reform Society which was nominated for its patronage of a report by the Independent Commission on alternative voting methods which, said the judges, provides a "woefully scant assessment of the substantial privacy and security threats arising from electronic voting". Alongside the NCIS as winners of Big Brother Awards were the Norwich Union, which won the Most Invasive Company award for using unapproved genetic tests for potentially fatal diseases when assessing whether to offer life insurance cover to people. The Norwich Union was the only Big Brother winner to have a representative present to collect its award. --Matt Loney, ZDNet UK
A leading technology expert has warned that digital signatures, an increasingly prevalent Internet security technology, could hail a future devoid of privacy. Speaking at the International Forum on Surveillance by Design in London, Stefan Brands warned that digital signatures might lead to widespread government tracing and identity theft.