In the wake of the ISIS attack on Paris, UK Prime Minister David Cameron is advocating a fast-tracking of the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill. The DIPB a controversial new piece of legislation which will expand the British government’s legal abilities to monitor Internet usage within the UK.
The attack, which claimed the lives of more than 120 civilians in multiple locations and was reportedly orchestrated via the PlayStation Network, shocked the world Friday night and led governments around the world to consider their own security in the face of ISIS, including Britain. Most vocally in support of the DIPB over the weekend was Lord Carlile, who formerly acted as an [...]
U.S. and U.K. banks will partner this month in a simulated cyber attack designed to test the ability of financial institutions to prevent cyber attacks. British Prime Minister David Cameron announced the project, Operation Resilient Shield, when he visited President Barak Obama in January, according to infosecurity-magazine.com. The Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) will oversee the program.
Cameron and Obama agreed to improve efforts to enhance cybersecurity of both countries and strengthen information sharing on cyber issues, according to BH Consulting, a U.K.-based IT operations consultancy.Cybersecurity Risk Grows
The joint project is in response to the [...]
The UK government is set to ban companies like Apple from providing complete, unbreakable encryption to end users in a new law set to be introduced under the Investigatory Powers Bill.
In a sweeping overbearing move, the likes of Apple and Google will no longer be allowed to offer total end-user encryption wherein customer communications are routinely beyond the reach of law enforcement and the companies behind the technology themselves. UK ISPs will also be tasked to store the browsing history of their customers for a year.
The Daily Telegraph, a prominent UK publication with reliable ties with the current [...]
British Prime Minister David Cameron believes that strong cryptography is a major barrier to peace, order, and justice, as reports Politics.co.uk.
Lawful citizens, really, have no need of strong (read: backdoor-free) cryptography, goes the logic behind his position. He believes that the government should be guaranteed a way into any device being communicated with and insists that this does not inherently break the very purpose of cryptography.
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In an exchange with British representative Henry Bellingham, Cameron said:
Britain is not a state [...]