Court finds GCHQ and MI5 engaged in illegal bulk data collection • The Register


I don’t believe it! The mad lads have only gone and won a legal case against the spooks!

Source: Court finds GCHQ and MI5 engaged in illegal bulk data collection • The Register

UK gov says new Home Sec will have powers to ban end-to-end encryption • The Register


Amber Rudd yet to emerge from blanket of ministerial double-speak

Source: UK gov says new Home Sec will have powers to ban end-to-end encryption • The Register

Spies In Denial: GCHQ Boss Says Snowden Didn’t Kick Off Debate Over Surveillance | Techdirt

No, Edward Snowden had not sparked a global debate about privacy – that had been under way already – but terrorist targets GCHQ had been tracking had learned from his revelations with heavens knows what consequences, he said.

Source: Spies In Denial: GCHQ Boss Says Snowden Didn’t Kick Off Debate Over Surveillance | Techdirt

Hollywood Withdraws Funding for UK Anti-Piracy Group FACT – TorrentFreak


The UK’s Federation Against Copyright Theft has received a major blow after the Motion Picture Association advised the anti-piracy group it will not renew its membership. The termination of the 30-year long relationship means that FACT will lose 50% of its budget and the backing of the six major Hollywood movie studios.

Source: Hollywood Withdraws Funding for UK Anti-Piracy Group FACT – TorrentFreak

Man Faces Prison Sentence For Circumventing UK Pirate Site Blockade – TorrentFreak


A UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has charged a man for operating several proxy sites and services that allowed UK Internet users to bypass local pirate site blockades. In a first of its kind prosecution, the Bakersfield resident is charged with several fraud offenses and one count of converting and/or transferring criminal property.

Source: Man Faces Prison Sentence For Circumventing UK Pirate Site Blockade – TorrentFreak

Web Sheriff Sent “Forged” Taio Cruz Birth Certificate to MusicBrainz – TorrentFreak


Anti-piracy outfit Web Sheriff has found itself mired in controversy after asking a music metadata site to change information relating to the artist Taio Cruz. After asking for proof that Cruz’s birth name is not Adetayo Ayowale Onile-Ere as listed, MusicBrainz received a birth certificate from Web Sheriff. However, it’s being claimed that the document is a forgery.

Source: Web Sheriff Sent “Forged” Taio Cruz Birth Certificate to MusicBrainz – TorrentFreak

How Zano Raised Millions on Kickstarter and Left Most Backers with Nothing — Kickstarter — Medium


Kickstarter tasked me, a freelance reporter, to find out why a highly funded crowdfunding campaign for a palm-sized drone flamed out in…

Source: How Zano Raised Millions on Kickstarter and Left Most Backers with Nothing — Kickstarter — Medium