It's relatively easy to hack into a phone's microphone and listen remotely - just ask the UK government.
Is it a reincarnated Snoopers' Charter? Will the Lords revolt again? And what does it have to do with judges?
Conceptual artist Mark Farid believes our online privacy is the only right we have left – and that’s why governments and companies are so keen to take it from us.
The company's CEO told the Sunday Times that customer data “wasn't encrypted, nor are you legally required to encrypt it”.
Facebook wants to be a news source, so it's made two trillion old posts searchable.
Our laws on child pornography don’t allow for the rise of the internet, let alone smartphones, and they’re already woefully out-of-date.
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