surveillance





Does a Majority of Americans Really Support Surveillance?

A recently published poll suggests that a majority of Americans now support warrantless online surveillance. While the headlines seem to tell a tale of turning public opinion on the subject of privacy, a dig deep into the numbers shows a much more unclear picture.


Spying Bill Becomes Law in the US

The United States government has a long history of not being shy about cracking down on privacy rights. Recently, it has done so again thanks to the passage of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA).


An Analysis of the Digital Provisions in the TiSA Draft

The Trades in Services Agreement (TiSA) is one of a number of secret trade agreements currently circulating behind closed doors. Like others, it contains digital provisions in a few “annexes”. We analyze these provisions as per the latest 2015 draft leak.


An Analysis of the Latest TPP Leak

One of the big long-running stories surrounding intellectual property and digital rights has to be the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Earlier this year, the Intellectual Property (IP) leaked. We offer an analysis of what is in there.


EU, US, and UK Want to Decrypt All Communications

There’s been numerous developments recently over the battle for privacy. UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that all encrypted communications must either have a government backdoor or banned. The US President, Barack Obama, agreed saying that governments shouldn’t be impeded by encryption. Newly leaked documents suggest that EU officials are also on board.