February 2020

Exceptional Nonsense

MI5 Argues for ‘Exceptional Access’ to Encrypted Messages The director general of Britain’s Security Service is arguing for “exceptional access” to encrypted messages, in the ongoing battle between authorities and technology companies, reports The Guardian.

Conduct Unfit

Home Office boss quits over ‘campaign against him’ Sir Philip Rutnam says there has been a “vicious, orchestrated briefing campaign” against him.

Non-techies on the Net

Email address charges branded ‘daylight robbery’ Wendy Small and her husband Geoff, has been charged £160 to keep her old BT email address since she switched providers two years ago Ofcom is writing to broadband companies to ask why some people are having to pay to keep old email addresses.

Incompetence or Lies?

Barnier: UK can’t have Canada trade deal with EU The UK cannot have the same trade deal with the EU as Canada, according to the bloc’s chief negotiator.

Powerful and Corrupt

Trump fires two impeachment witnesses US President Donald Trump has dismissed two senior officials who testified against him at his impeachment trial.