Tag Archive | "surveillance"

Guardian editor warns of threat to journalism


Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian editor, has warned of the “danger” that all reporters face in the wake of the detaining of David Miranda at Heathrow Airport. Read the full story

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NI spying on phone hacking lawyers ‘justified’

A media lawyer has said that News International was “justified” in putting the solicitors of phone hacking victims under surveillance. Read the full story

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Firm legal foundation needed for online surveillance

The government’s plans to monitor peoples’ social media activity needs clear legal guidelines to avoid the “chilling effect” of state surveillance. Read the full story

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Leveson: NoW ‘jeopardised’ hunt for Suffolk Strangler

A former intelligence officer has said the News of the World “jeopardised” the hunt for the Suffolk Strangler in 2006 by spying on the surveillance team leading the murder inquiry. Read the full story

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

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