NEWS: Future of encryption on the spot as US security forces argue for back-door master key to decrypt the communications of people ‘going dark’

Online anonymity came under the spotlight again last week as a US Senate hearing discussed whether a ‘master key’ to all encrypted communications should be made available to the US security forces. FBI Director James Comey and US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates appeared before a committee on Wednesday called “Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and…

NEWS: NSA spied on UN climate summit negotiations

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show NSA informed US negotiators of rival countries’ strategies and positions before 2009 climate summit. The US National Security Agency (NSA) gathered intelligence from key countries concerning the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in 2009, new documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal. The NSA documents show that the US…

INTERVIEW: Award-winning Greenwich eco-store to be flattened to leave room for new IKEA (with podcast)

The planned demolition of the famous eco-friendly Sainsbury’s in Greenwich has sparked outrage. I met with the store’s architect, Paul Hinkin who says the plans must be stopped. Listen to the interview with him below. Campaigners have condemned the planned closure and demolition of one of the first eco-stores in London. The £13 million Sainsbury’s…