Jul 19th 2017

Still no biometric strategy, but launch of a competition to find Robocop instead.

A couple of days ago the Security Minister Ben Wallace announced the launch of a competition open to the “country’s brightest talents” to help the Government “reduce the threat from terrorist attacks using weapons or explosives.” What can this mean?  Are the Government so lost for solutions that they need to create a competition to […]

Read more

Jun 14th 2017

The French-British action plan on internet security is likely to make us less, not more safe

Earlier this afternoon the Home Office published a French-British Action Plan on its website. You can read it here The “action plan” agreed by Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron outlines 4 steps for an “initiative to ensure the internet cannot be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals”. Whilst […]

Read more

Oct 25th 2016

Companies consider use-by-dates for smart devices

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been hitting the news headlines recently and last Friday the world discovered just how vulnerable they can be. A network of devices including webcams and baby-monitors were hijacked by a hacking botnet which by initializing a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack brought down many of the websites we all use as part […]

Read more

Aug 30th 2016

WhatsApp and Facebook data sharing – still questions to be answered

The recent news that WhatsApp will be sharing user information with Facebook has been greeted with concern by both privacy groups and the media. Having long campaigned for companies to be open about their data sharing practices, it would be churlish of us to not acknowledge that WhatsApp have made efforts to do so, signalling […]

Read more