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The MPs on the Science and Technology select committee called for the Government to draw up new guidelines for websites and apps explaining clearly how they use personal data, warning that laws will be needed if companies fail to comply. The committee highlighted terms for Facebook Messenger’s mobile app, used by more than 200,000 million people a month, that means it can gain direct access to a mobile or tablet, including to take pictures or make videos, at any time without explicit confirmation from the owner. The MP said that they should simplify the conditions […]

An unprecedented grab of personal data: this programme reveals that a communications firm not only handed over its own information to GCHQ, but also allowed access to the internet traffic of another telecoms company. Read More. Video.

Security expert Graham Cluley shares background on the case, and shows how it involves Sven-Göran Eriksson, Paul McCartney, Heather Mills, Piers Morgan and Jeremy Paxman amongst others. Source.

Pupils at Redhill School in Stourbridge, United Kingdom are set to have their fingerprints taken. The schools say the controversial technology is part of a cashless system throughout the school and is necessary to reduce queues and monitor pupils’ diets. The 1,200-pupil school in Junction Road detailed its plans in a letter to parents last month. Headteacher Stephen Dunster said the scheme was part of a long-term plan to allow parents to pay for any school related fees over the internet. He said: “We are aiming to have a cashless system throughout the school. The […]

Drivers in the UK are now going to be assumed guilty of using their cell phones in crashes just because they have them on their person. Drivers involved in crashes will have their mobile phone seized as part of police crackdown aimed at cutting the number of deaths caused by calling and texting at the wheel. Officers will check all phones for evidence that motorists broke the law by allowing themselves to be distracted by their hand-held device. New guidance issued by the Association of Chief Police Officers instructs officers to check the phones of […]

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