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.
This man won’t keep you safe.
James Bond and his ilk are out-dated. Better understanding and sharing of data will save more lives than spies.
Unwarranted mass surveillance will shift the balance of power in favour of the spies - and that might not be good for us.
Transatlantic connections have increased but the laws haven’t kept pace.
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End of Safe Harbour agreement isn't the end of the world, and it might just mean a far better replacement is on its way.
Sometimes it seems there’s more ads than content.
Online advertising is so out of control, sometimes there's more ads than content.
With the end of Safe Harbour, data protection is a blank page waiting to be written.
With the end of the Safe Harbour agreement, data protection for their users will be more than a tick-box exercise for US firms.