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Press release: Campaigners win vital battle against UK mass surveillance at European Court of Human Rights | Privacy International
Caroline Wilson Palow, General Counsel at Privacy International, said:

“Today’s judgment rightly criticises the UK’s bulk interception regime for giving far too much leeway to the intelligence agencies to choose who to spy on and when. It confirms that just because it is technically feasible to intercept all of our personal communications, it does not mean that it is lawful to do so.

The judgment also rightly recognises that collecting communications data - the who, what, and where of our communications - is as intrusive as collecting the content. This is a significant and important enhancement of our privacy protections.”
privacyinternational  privacyint  bulk  interception  privacy  uk  governmentsurveillance  indie  radar 
september 2018 by laurakalbag
Five-Eyes nations to force encryption backdoors - Security - iTnews
While the rhetoric is sharp, the specifics are vague. Governments won't specify any particular interception technology, and will leave it to technology companies to create the solutions required that provide lawful access capability.

Creating so-called backdoors in applications and services to enable communications interception capabilities for law enforcement has persistently been criticised by cryptography and security experts as dangerous for decades now.

Despite the criticism and concerns that backdoors in Western equipment and services could be exploited and abused by totalitarian regimes elsewhere in the world, the Five-Eyes countries have pursued interception capabilities, saying not having these would undermine the rule of law.
fiveeyes  backdoor  encryption  snooperscharter  governmentsurveillance  surveillance 
september 2018 by laurakalbag
What's Slack Doing With Your Data?
“Slack could have built this system in a way that no one within the company had access into user data,” said Cardozo, referencing zero-knowledge encryption, an end-to-end encryption method. “What it comes down to is, ‘trust us,’” Cardozo said. “That’s the same thing that Uber said and then they were caught with their pants down with God mode,” a widely available internal tool that allowed Uber staffers to spy on both drivers and passengers.
slack  data  zerotrust  trust  eff  privacy  corporatesurveillance  governmentsurveillance  indie  radar 
january 2018 by laurakalbag
4 Reasons the Left Should Care About Data and Surveillance | Novara Media
4. The way in which our data is sold and used is inherently capitalist – and surveillance is becoming more invasive as a result
capitalism  data  surveillance  government  corporatesurveillance  governmentsurveillance  indie  radar  facebook 
august 2017 by laurakalbag

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