What can you learn from the Yahoo! hack?

So, Yahoo! has been hacked, and 500m records abstracted, allegedly by a “state-sponsored” agency. Apart from worrying what you might have kept on Yahoo!, and whether using the same password for your social media account and your bank account was really a good idea, what does this mean for you? First off it’s a reminder … Continue reading What can you learn from the Yahoo! hack?

Snooper’s Charter – oppressive and useless in equal measure

The government wants ISPs to store everyone’s browser history. Not the least intrusive thing ever proposed, and a world first for a democracy. Should we be proud to be leading the pack in surveillance of our own population – again? (We’ve the most CCTV cameras per capita too, remember). Let’s count the ways in which … Continue reading Snooper’s Charter – oppressive and useless in equal measure

Why the US bugging Merkel’s phone will cost you money

The American decision to bug Chancellor Merkel’s private mobile has several consequences. All of them will affect us – by which I mean business decision makers – sooner, and more thoroughly, than we’d like. The obvious part is that our compliance costs are about to go up. We already knew that the European General Data … Continue reading Why the US bugging Merkel’s phone will cost you money