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There was a recent article on the BBC website which shows that the government are again trying to introduce a 'snoopers charter' into UK law.

The Home Office says the new measures would help police and security services identify:

  • Organised criminals
  • Cyber-bullies and...

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Today we were mentioned by name on a website relating to IT security. The post was in relation to an anomaly that we found which allows the listing of users internal IP addresses via javascript.

The article can be read here. As we were named specifically we felt that we should reply...

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I read a lot of tweets, blogs, forums which relate to security & privacy and there seems to be a very common thread running through a lot of them. They generally consist of people complaining about one service or another and how they don't agree with the privacy of the product, service or company.

For me there is a very quick, simple and pragmatic approach to this, one that is...

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Can you give users their privacy while at the same time maintaining security?

As a company that is concerned about both sides of this coin, this is a question that we often have to ask ourselves when we are building software solutions. Can the solutions we build to assist security be used to compromise a users privacy?

Lets examine fraud prevention and other systems where...

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Following on from yesterdays post regarding fresh proposals planned over cyber-monitoring our attention has been drawn to a new posting on out-law.com which you can read here.

BT has...

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Fresh proposals to investigate crime in cyberspace are being promised, after the so-called "snoopers' charter" was dropped from the Queen's Speech.

The measures to be brought forward would help protect "the public and the investigation of crime in cyberspace".

The main plan is to find a way to more closely match internet protocol (IP) addresses to individuals, to identify...

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