Tag: Privacy International

“Tech Abuse” List Published Online

“Tech Abuse” List Published Online

A “tech abuse” list which aims to provide help to victims of harassment using smart home devices was recently published online by a UK team including researchers from Privacy International and University College London. Largely aimed at women, the list offers guidance to those who are being subjected to “technology-facilitated abuse”, like the remote altering of temperature controls or door locks to cause confusion and fear. Security researcher Ken Munro explained that in some abuse cases, the only way to lock out a former partner’s access was to replace the gadget entirely. He advised that it was important to review […]

Privacy International Crowdfunds Legal Costs in Fight Against UK State Hacking

Privacy International Crowdfunds Legal Costs in Fight Against UK State Hacking

Reports have revealed that Privacy International has turned to crowdfunding as a means of covering costs associated with their legal battle against UK’s state-sponsored hacking. The group alleges that the British government is using hacking to gather intelligence for the purposes of mass surveillance. It had been opposing this government action since 2014, where it additionally found that the government is not required to provide individual warrants to hack devices and services. Privacy International argued that this kind of untargeted hacking violates privacy and free speech according to Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights.      […]