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Councils given right to spy on us

Councils given right to spy on us

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From next year, "they" really are going to be watching you... The Home Office has awarded local councils and health authorities the power to spy on emails and internet activities from next year. This is part of a nationwide bid by the government to tackle... >>

Privacy guru attacks Gov database plans

Privacy guru attacks Gov database plans

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When the government announced plans to create a massive database of information including who we call, who we email and what we view on the Internet, there was a massive outcry. Now the UK's privacy tsar has added his own concerns to those of members... >>

Comment: Is the UK becoming a surveillance society?

Comment: Is the UK becoming a surveillance society?

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On 21 November last year, chancellor Alistair Darling admitted that details of 25 million child benefit recipients had been lost. The records included confidential details such as bank and building society details, National Insurance numbers, addresses... >>

Government publishes report on protecting kids online

Government publishes report on protecting kids online

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The government has today published its recommendations to help protect children as they surf the Internet. The Telegraph leaked one of the recommendations recently - that the 999 emergency details be displayed on all networking sites, but the report by... >>

Another data loss for government

Another data loss for government

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Tabloid newsdesks across the country are getting ready to have yet another pop at the Civil Service after a third embarrassing security leak. A highly confidential Home Office disk has been found hidden in a laptop computer, which sold on eBay. The Beeb... >>