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A Quick Infographic Guide to FCC Corruption
Privacy & Security

A Quick Infographic Guide to FCC Corruption

The incestuous relationship between the Federal Communications Commission, and the telecommunications industry it’s supposed to regulate, is very well documented. Numerous FCC executives and employees have left the organisation only to be employed at Comcast and other telcos, while the FCC itself is being run by the former head of lobby groups that would like nothing more than to see net neutrality ground into the dust.

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Individuals should be responsible for their online privacy, not governments, says survey
Privacy & Security

Individuals should be responsible for their online privacy, not governments, says survey

Microsoft has released a new global privacy survey to coincide with International Data Privacy Day (which takes place today in case you didn’t know). The findings reveal a somewhat confused attitude toward online privacy across both Europe and the US, with respondents claiming to care about online privacy, but at the same time failing to take simple actions, such as reading a company’s privacy policy.

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Concerned about online privacy? Here's five US politicians to keep an eye-on in 2014
Privacy & Security

Concerned about online privacy? Here's five US politicians to keep an eye-on in 2014

Last year we rounded-up a selection of the most anti-online privacy politicians in the US, followed by a similar round-up focusing on the UK. Since then Edward Snowden’s PRISM revelations have had a huge impact on the political landscape and have revealed a broad church of politicians who have allied themselves with perhaps the most pervasive spying programme in history.

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Five reasons why UK politicians hate the internet
Privacy & Security

Five reasons why UK politicians hate the internet

The World Wide Web may have been created by a Brit but in the last 15 years the UK government has shown nothing but disdain for online liberties and online privacy. In fact, out of all western nations, we reckon the UK is probably the most draconian and heavy handed in its approach to managing and controlling its own citizens in the online space, and - unlike the US' PRISM program - most of this has been done out in the open.

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