Signal Is A Good Start, But Beware

Everyone who has been a long time Signal user has been getting a bunch of notifications recently to let them know that [insert random contact here] has recently joined Signal. It’s all part of the recent exodus to Signal from Whatsapp after it was revealed that Whatsapp is going to start sharing data with Facebook […]

Open Rights Group: The London Attacks

Open Rights Group condemns the appalling attack at London Bridge; this is not only a violent assault on individual lives but an attack against the freedom and security we enjoy in the UK. It is disappointing that in the aftermath of this attack, the Government’s response appears to focus on the regulation of the Internet […]

The Future of Ransomware

Ransomware isn’t new, but it’s increasingly popular and profitable. The concept is simple: Your computer gets infected with a virus that encrypts your files until you pay a ransom. It’s extortion taken to its networked extreme. The criminals provide step-by-step instructions on how to pay, sometimes even offering a help line for victims unsure how […]

Five New Year’s Resolutions to protect your Digital Rights

New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to maintain. Whether you’re planning to eat better, quit smoking, exercise more or call your mother more frequently, it’s easy enough at the start, but very few people maintain their resolutions past the 1st of February. So we’ve put together this list of easy resolutions for you. Most require […]

Is someone really trying to find out if they can destroy the internet?

A prolonged Internet outage affecting major sites like Twitter, Netflix, Spotify and The New York Times on friday has commentators concerned that this is was a practice run for future, more widespread disruption of the internet. The distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) targeted the dynamic domain name service provider Dyn and came in three […]