Privacy and surveillance
Why are governments restricting TikTok?
Ferret Fact Service explains why TikTok is facing pressure and scrunity in Europe and the US.
Scots salmon boss accused of spying is key player in plan for ‘UK’s largest fish farm’
A former chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Company accused of spying on an activist is involved in plans for a major new fish farm in Grimsby.
Cyber attack on Angus Council cost taxpayer £25,000
A cyber attack targeting Angus Council last year cost £25,000 to remedy, The Ferret can reveal.
Scottish broadband rollout firm linked to Pegasus spy spyware
A firm building broadband services across Scotland is backed by an Emirati company that invested in an Israeli firm behind controversial spyware called Pegasus.
More than 10,000 data breaches by Scottish local authorities
Scottish local authorities have recorded more than 10,000 data breaches over the last five years, The Ferret can reveal.
Revealed: More than 200 data breaches at Aberdeenshire Council
A Scottish council which boasted of its high data protection standards had more than 200 data breaches in two years and dozens staff had not completed compulsory data protection training, The Ferret can reveal.
Woman awarded £229,000 after deceit by spycop overseen by Scotland’s former police chief
An environmental activist deceived into an intimate relationship by an undercover police officer who operated in Scotland has been awarded £229,000 in compensation.
Salmon producer accused of ‘Big Brother corporate snooping’ on campaigner
A leading Scottish salmon producer hired a private investigator to snoop on a key critic of the fish farming industry, internal industry documents reveal.
Glasgow University criticised for investing in firm linked to Trump’s ‘inhumane’ immigration sector
Students have called on the University of Glasgow to divest from a company linked to Donald Trump’s US immigration enforcement operations which resulted in 13,000 children being separated from their families.