UK: ‘Mass surveillance’ fears over law change plans

The UK tech industry has deep concerns over government plans to amend a law dubbed a “snooper’s charter”. Ministers insist their changes to the Investigatory Powers Act is intended to keep UK citizens safe. But, in a statement, trade body techUK Read More …

Pakistan: Balochistan decides to ‘restrict’ internet service in ‘sensitive polling booths’

The caretaker government in Balochistan has decided to keep the internet service restricted in the sensitive polling booths in certain areas of the province in the lead-up to the February 8 polls amid dire security risks due to a spike Read More …

Maldives explores increasing cybersecurity cooperation with Türkiye

The Maldives and Türkiye have discussed increasing cooperation on cybersecurity. The discussion was held during a meeting between the Minister of Interior of Türkiye, Ali Yerlikaya, and President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu. The Turkish minister thanked President Muizzu for making his Read More …

Sheffield Hallam cryptocurrency investigation game wins European Commission Award

A first-of-its kind cryptocurrency-tracing training game co-created by Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) has won a prestigious European Commission Award. Cryptopol was developed and co-created by researchers in CENTRIC and Read More …

UK: ‘Cyber terrorist’ who hid data on James Bond-style cufflink refused parole

A “cyber terrorist” who was jailed after hiding his support for the so-called Islamic State on a James Bond-style cufflink has been refused parole. Samata Ullah, then 34, created a “one-stop shop” for terrorists from his bedroom in Cardiff, offering Read More …

Northern Ireland: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offence linked to PSNI data breach released

A man arrested by detectives investigating criminality linked to last week’s major PSNI data breach has been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries. The 39-year-old man had been detained following a search in Lurgan, Co Armagh on Read More …

UK spy agencies want to relax ‘burdensome’ laws on AI data use

The UK intelligence agencies are lobbying the government to weaken surveillance laws they argue place a “burdensome” limit on their ability to train artificial intelligence models with large amounts of personal data. The proposals would make it easier for GCHQ, Read More …

Apple slams UK surveillance-bill proposals

Apple says it will remove services such as FaceTime and iMessage from the UK rather than weaken security if new proposals are made law and acted upon. The government is seeking to update the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) 2016. It Read More …

France set to allow police to spy on suspects through remote phone access

Part of a wider justice reform bill, the spying provision has been attacked by the left and rights defenders as an authoritarian snoopers’ charter, though Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti insists it would affect only “dozens of cases a year”. Covering Read More …