GCHQ’s ‘Great British Firewall’ raises serious concern – privacy groups

GCHQ’s ‘Great British Firewall’ raises serious concern – privacy groups
By Ewen MacAskill

Campaigners say giving agency greater surveillance powers to combat hackers is like ‘the fox protecting the chicken’

Privacy groups have expressed serious concern at the prospect of a “Great British Firewall” proposed by the surveillance agency GCHQ to protect major British companies against malicious hackers.

They said they were worried that it could be used to deny freedom of speech, with the government potentially able to designate sites they disapprove of as “malware”.

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September 14, 2016 at 02:11PM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/2cr2YKZ

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