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Our reliance on Facebook is a danger to our privacy

Shortly after leaving secondary school, at the age of 18, I deactivated my Facebook account. I value my privacy, and I dislike the idea of having a public, online self, regulated by terms and conditions I don’t really understand. But it wasn’t until I started university that I realised just how integrated the website is […]

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Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: name a more iconic duo

Perhaps it was the flood of Mark Zuckerberg memes, perhaps the countless articles showing up in our news feeds, but regardless of how, we all have heard about the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach scandal in one way or another. This is a particularly interesting story because we have been aware about it for two years […]

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Apple refuses to unlock terrorist’s iPhone for FBI inquiry

Image: Tom Sodoge Apple CEO Timothy Cook says he will not be bullied into setting a “dangerous precedent”, as Apple and the US administration continue fighting over cybersecurity and homeland security. In the matter of the San Bernardino, California case, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been unable to crack the passcode of an […]

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Book Fest 2015: Shami Chakrabarti and Security v Human Rights: How Can We Maintain Our Privacy?

Once named “The Most Dangerous Woman in Britain” (a title now stolen from her by the First Minister of Scotland), Shami Chakrabarti still has enough energy and passion to scare even the most stoic politician. A former Home Office civil servant, Chakrabarti is now the Director of Liberty, a UK civil rights organisation, and author […]