Snooper’s Charter

UK Snoopers Charter Legal Challenge Successfully Crowdfunded

Mere hours after being launched, a crowdfunding campaign to fund legal action against the UK Government over its newly introduced Investigatory Powers Act – derisively known ...

January 10, 2017 at 5:01 pm by

Court Rules UK Snooper’s Charter Illegal

The highest court in Europe has ruled that the UK’s draconian new mass surveillance bill, passed into law last month, is illegal. The case against the Investigatory Powers ...

December 21, 2016 at 11:00 pm by

UK Surveillance Law Requires Encryption Backdoors

As if the new Investigatory Powers Act – nicknamed the Snoopers’ Charter for its egregious mass surveillance of every UK resident – wasn’t scary enough, it has now ...

December 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm by

WWW Inventor Attacks New Undemocratic UK Surveillance Law

The Investigatory Powers Bill, nicknamed the Snoopers’ Charter, which requires UK ISPs to record the internet history of every user within the country for twelve months, and ...

November 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm by

UK Confirms Intent to Block Adult Sites at ISP Level

Last week, the UK was hit by the news that the Investigatory Powers Bill – nicknamed the Snoopers’ Charter and described by UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy Joseph ...

November 22, 2016 at 12:00 am by

UK Passes “Terrifying” Internet Surveillance Law

The Investigatory Powers Bill – colloquially known as the Snooper’s Charter due to its draconian approach to mass surveillance – has been passed by the House of Lords ...

November 18, 2016 at 9:40 pm by

Human Rights Group Pranks UK Government over Snoopers’ Charter

The UK Government continues to press ahead with its proposed Investigatory Powers bill – nicknamed the Snoopers’ Charter – which will give police and intelligence ...

April 28, 2016 at 8:20 pm by

GCHQ Hacking Deemed Legal by Tribunal

Today it has been announced that computer and smartphone hacks used by the intelligence agency GCHQ are legal according to the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal. The ...

February 12, 2016 at 9:57 pm by

Parliamentary Committee Tears UK Snooper’s Charter to Shreds

A new Parliamentary Joint Committee on the latest draft of the UK’s Investigatory Powers Bill proposal – colloquially known as the Snooper’s Charter, due to its ...

February 11, 2016 at 10:33 pm by

Ex-NSA Director Warns UK Snooper’s Charter Will Kill People

The former Technical Director of the NSA has warned that should the UK Investigatory Powers Bill – nicknamed the Snooper’s Charter – pass into law that it will result in ...

January 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm by

Dell CEO Says “Post-PC” Era has been Great for PCs

Despite what the folks at Apple are thinking, it looks like there are still plenty of companies that believe the PC market is still pretty vibrant. CEO, founder and owner of ...

November 15, 2015 at 11:27 am by

ISPs Claim UK Snooper’s Charter Could Push Up Broadband Prices

Internet Service Providers in the UK have warned that they will need to put up their broadband charges should Home Secretary Theresa May (pictured) MP’s Investigatory ...

November 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

Researcher Makes Live Browser History Public to Show Impact of UK’s Surveillance Bill

Since details of the UK’s proposed Investigatory Powers Bill – a law nicknamed the Snooper’s Charter and that aims to open police and intelligence services’ mandate ...

November 11, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

UN Privacy Chief Brands UK Surveillance Bill “Worse Than Scary”

Joseph Cannataci, the Special Rapporteur on Privacy for the United Nations, has attacked the UK Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill, branding the so-called “Snooper’s ...

November 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

Apple CEO Predicts ‘Dire Consequences’ For Privacy if Snooper’s Charter is Passed

The UK government’s Investigatory Powers Bill allows the police, and officials to record each person’s web activity for a 12 month period. Additionally, internet ...

November 10, 2015 at 5:00 pm by


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