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January 15, 2016  12:19 PM

The government’s patrician approach to privacy risks a spiral into ever greater surveillance

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Edward Snowden, Encryption, GCHQ, privacy, Security, snooping

It must be 15 years since the first time I wrote the phrase, "Privacy will be one of the defining challenges of the internet age". In the intervening years, that challenge has grown enormously.

Allied with privacy is trust, and it's clear nobody trusts a word the government has to say...

November 21, 2014  11:12 AM

Cyber security: Can businesses put a value on trust?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, GCHQ, Government IT, HP, RBS, Security, snooping, trust

Who can you trust in a digital world? The most dispiriting part of the technology revolution is the growing lack of trust felt by individuals and businesses as a result of cyber security threats.

For example, I learned this week that HP is being asked by some large customers to provide...


October 31, 2013  1:54 PM

The risky politics of open government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Edward Snowden, freedom of information, GCHQ, NSA, ODI, Open data

"Open" is the newly favoured word at the heart of government, and one that intrinsically connects politics and technology.

Prime minister David Cameron once promised us "the most open and transparent government in the world", and this week we are seeing both sides of that claim.


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