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California Moves to Ban Encrypted Phones

The state of California is looking to introduce new legislation that would see encrypted smartphones banned from sale and ownership. The bill, ZDNet reports, was introduced by Democratic California assembly member Jim Cooper and would require…

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David Cameron Plans to Ban WhatsApp

Since Edward Snowden spilled the beans on how government agencies spy on us, a lot of companies took precautions in preserving users’ privacy when using their apps. But it seems that will be made illegal and…

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US Senate Rejects Metadata Surveillance Review Legislation

Edward Snowden revealed that the US intelligence agencies was monitoring and collecting information outside of their jurisdiction, collecting data in what has been judged as an illegal action. With the actions previously claimed to be covered…

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UK Government Changes Law Covering Digital Surveillance

Edward Snowden exposed a world which some speculated, but few publically acknowledged. A world where every piece of information we send, be it through phone or computer, is monitored and recorded among thousands of others all…

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Mobile Phone Theft down Thanks to New Legislation

Thanks to legislation, significant drops in mobile phone theft have been reported.  This legislation has led to the introduction of kill switches by most manufacturers. Major cities such as San Francisco, New York, and London have…

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Spanish Sites See Drop in Traffic After Pulling Out of Google News

Well isn’t that a surprise – analysis of traffic to a number of high-profile news websites in Spain reveals that their traffic has dropped ever since Google News was closed in the country all thanks to…

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Google News Says Goodbye to Spain Thanks to New Law

Google has taken the decision to stop providing its news aggregation service in Spain following the passing of a new law. Legislation imposed by the country means that Google could be fined up to €600,000 for using…

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In-Game Thieves Should Be Treated Like Real Criminals, According to UK Politician

Mike Weatherly, Conservative MP in the UK, is said to have brought up a new initiative. He wants to prosecute in-game thieves like real criminals, which is really disturbing news. The UK Politician is said to…

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Barack Obama Redesigns The Way Private Information Is Collected

US president Barack Obama has made a decision to remake how NSA will spy on phones in the future. He said in a press statement that the NSA will now need court permission to get stored…