Leaked: The UK’s secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

“…UK organizations will not be allowed to introduce true end-to-end encryption of their users’ data but will be legally required to introduce a backdoor to their systems so the authorities can read any and all communications.” Leaked: The UK’s secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors Real-time full-blown snooping …

Virgin Media fault in DY8 F003864632 – their review date is April 2017 !

Ongoing Virgin Media fault in DY8 F003864632 – their review date is April 2017 ! They expect us to live with less than 5 Mbps all evening for at least 6 months whilst they cream in the revenue for a so-called “premium” service.. They deliver the contracted 100 Mbps in the mornings… when everyone is at …

EU watchdogs demand revisions to Safe Harbour replacement

“We believe that we don’t have enough security [or] guarantees in the status of the ombudsperson and in their effective powers to be sure that this is really an independent authority,” said Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, the chairwoman of the group. So, in other words, the EU doesn’t trust the USA to keep data secure and private… …

Phorm suspends its shares from trading amid funding scrabble

I thought, well hoped, that these guys had gone out of business years ago when Virgin Media / Telewest were threatening to implement their systems without prior permission… The only time I had had to issue a formal notice under the DPA; to stop Virgin processing my data for marketing purposes. Phorm suspends its shares …

Safe Harbor ripped and replaced with Privacy Shield in last-minute US-Europe deal

The Intro sounds good, but feels like B.S. “For the first time ever, the United States has given the EU binding assurances that the access of public authorities for national security purposes will be subject to clear limitations, safeguards and oversight mechanisms,” said Europe’s justice commissioner Vera Jourová. “Also for the first time, EU citizens …