A simple kite mark could let you know that you aren't signing away your rights when you download a new app.
How hard is it to find what people would prefer was forgotten?
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How hard is it to find out what information has been removed from search engine results? What about identifying who asked for it to be removed?
Who will get their hands on your personal data?
Will the Lords give the Investigatory Powers Bill the scrutiny it deserves?
Where am I?
Twitter users caught up in any emergency situation are usually quick to share their experience with followers. That information can be useful to authorities.
Your data is as important as who gets to see it.
There are advantages, too.
It’s not the first time attempts have been made to block WhatsApp in Brazil.
It's a battle of online privacy versus a crackdown on crime, but is a total ban on the popular app, WhatsApp, the right way to go?
Internet connected devices like webcams are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Internet of Things.
Millions of new devices are going online as the Internet of Things expands. But many have security or privacy holes. Here's what to look for to keep yourself safe online.
Phones out, but today’s students are less likely to have Facebook or Twitter open.
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Young people are starting to skip the very public postings of some of social media's original platforms. Why? And where will that leave the companies that rely on our willingness to divulge everything?
Free, but at what cost?
New York City is developing a 'free' public Wi-Fi network to be deployed throughout the city, but the poorly appreciated price is our privacy.
There is a way to ensure online advertising, the free web, and privacy can all coexist together.
Banning encryption won't help, and probably isn't possible anyway.
A digital age of consent could ensure internet users know what they're getting into. But where to draw the line is tricky.
Communicating by Vuvuzela, for when anonymity could be a matter of life and death.
With attacks against Tor increasing, prototype anonymising software Vuvuzela takes a different approach.
Will Tor’s chopped onions lead to tears?
University researchers broke Tor, briefly, to bring down Silk Road 2.0, and this matters.
The rush to grant more surveillance powers doesn't reflect what actually keeps us safe.
An image of a man described as Abdelhamid Abaaoud, suspected of being behind the Paris attacks, was published in the Islamic State’s social media website.
The tools that protect people's privacy on social media are being used by terrorists to spread their messages of hate and attack.
Doing something about online security would be best. But talking about it is a good start.
The Investigatory Powers Bill would require ISPs to store 12 months of our web browsing history – a year-long snapshot of our thoughts, fears, interests and behaviour.
The Investigatory Powers Bill raises plenty of questions. Here are the answers.
Under the new bill spooks needn’t listen in, they can catch up with up to a year’s stored data.
The snooper's charter is here, and it's as bad as expected. Here's three problems that need fixing.