Privacy

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News of the World phone hacking: Noel Fielding latest to win damages
Presenter of Great British Bake Off among celebrities compensated by News Group Newspapers, which shut paper in 2011

Sarah Marsh

04, Mar, 2021 @5:48 PM

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'It’s an arms race’: the tech teams trying to outpace paedophiles online
As platforms pivot towards greater encryption, analysts are rushing to finesse child abuse prevention technology

Harriet Grant

02, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The social app Clubhouse is an invitation to trouble | John Naughton
The startup’s invitation-only model gives it a sheen of exclusivity, but privacy horrors lurk behind the buzz

John Naughton

20, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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DWP uses excessive surveillance on suspected fraudsters, report finds
Claimants are tailed, identified on CCTV and their social media monitored, Privacy International finds

Sarah Marsh

14, Feb, 2021 @3:32 PM

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It will come as a surprise to some, but even Meghan has a right to her privacy | Alan Rusbridger
The high court has ruled in no uncertain terms that a public interest defence isn’t about the public being interested

Alan Rusbridger

14, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Facebook v Apple: the looming showdown over data tracking and privacy
Facebook says collecting user data across the internet makes for ‘better experiences’. Apple – and privacy groups – are pushing back

Josh Taylor

13, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Meghan wins privacy case against Mail on Sunday
Judge gives summary judgment in favour of royal over extracts of letter by estranged father, Thomas Markle

Caroline Davies

11, Feb, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Forget Zuckerberg and Cook's hypocrisy – it's their companies that are the real problem
We are all in thrall to the corporate giants that control digital technology. Only by seeing that can we hope to change them

John Naughton

06, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Apple and Facebook at odds over privacy move that will hit online ads
Tim Cook lambasts firms ‘built on misleading users, data exploitation, on choices that are not choices at all’

Alex Hern Technology editor

28, Jan, 2021 @7:14 PM

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Australian government ordered to pay 1,300 asylum seekers whose details were exposed
Compensation to be paid after personal details of almost 10,000 asylum seekers were mistakenly published online in 2014

Christopher Knaus

27, Jan, 2021 @5:22 AM

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UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing
Information commissioner says the chat app committed in 2017 not to share contact and user information

Alex Hern Technology editor

26, Jan, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Human rights group urges New York to ban police use of facial recognition
The technology has repeatedly come up short in tests for racial bias and has been restricted in other major cities across the US

Alex Hern

26, Jan, 2021 @12:01 AM

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