Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

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Police Get More Access to Citizens' Browsing Data Under Revised UK Law

The Investigatory Powers Bill entered Parliament on Tuesday, with some changes from earlier drafts.
Joseph Cox
3.1.16
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What the UK’s Proposed Surveillance Law Means for Police Hacking

In the past few months, we’ve learned more about UK police use of "equipment interference" through discussion of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
Joseph Cox
2.26.16
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While Apple Fights the FBI, UK Surveillance Law Could Demand Secret Backdoors

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill includes sections on stripping electronic protections, which some say are comparable to the FBI's demand for an iPhone backdoor.
Joseph Cox
2.19.16
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The Two Main Problems With the UK's Proposed Surveillance Law

Three reports from government committees highlight the main areas of contention in the draft Investigatory Powers Bill.
Joseph Cox
2.11.16
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Tech Firms Are Unclear on New UK Surveillance Laws, Warns Government Committee

The Science and Technology Committee warns that a lack of clarity over the draft Investigatory Powers Bill is affecting business.
Joseph Cox
2.1.16
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'The UK Does Not Undertake Mass Surveillance,' Says UK Home Secretary

Theresa May was challenged by MPs on controversial proposed surveillance laws.
Joseph Cox
1.14.16
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Former NSA Official Tells UK Politicians Mass Surveillance Risks Citizen Safety

William Binney says bulk data collection makes it harder for intelligence analysts to do their job effectively.
Joseph Cox
1.6.16
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UK Police Are Using Hacking Tools, But Refuse to Say How

As one officer says hacking was used in "a majority" of his cases, police forces refuse to answer Freedom of Information requests.
Joseph Cox
12.23.15
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No One Really Knows How Much the UK's Surveillance Plan Will Cost

Internet service providers say it's tricky to figure out costs without more information.
Joseph Cox
12.10.15
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Even the Food Standards Agency Could Access UK Surveillance Data Under New Bill

All kinds of government agencies beyond law enforcement could request data under the draft Investigatory Powers Bill.
Joseph Cox
11.26.15
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The UK Wants to Store Every Citizen's Browsing Data. I Tried Collecting My Own

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill would store "internet connection records" for a year.
Joseph Cox
11.19.15
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UK Government Works on Restricting Encryption, Urges Staff to Use It

As the UK awaits the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, a department of GCHQ sings the praises of encrypted voice calls even for everyday communications.
Joseph Cox
11.4.15