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Surveillance State? Federal Ruling Goes into Overtime

Surveillance State? Federal Ruling Goes into Overtime

Backbencher January 11, 2014 1

It has been roughly eight months since Glenn Greenwald et al. began reporting on Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency surveillance leaks. The leaks have been rolling in ever since. While intelligence gathering is certainly not a

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Martyrdom and Sacrifice: Socrates and Snowden

Martyrdom and Sacrifice: Socrates and Snowden

Backbencher January 8, 2014 0

For the majority of people in secular society, martyrdom is something that is most frequently associated with religious fanaticism. Many who do not hold religious beliefs assume that martyrdom is an act of self-sacrifice

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Rand Paul To Sue The NSA

Rand Paul To Sue The NSA

Richard Elliott January 4, 2014 0

And he might just win Early this morning GMT/late last night Stateside, libertarian favourite and Republican Senator Rand Paul announced his intention to sue the NSA as a result of the leaked information in

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Mutti Merkel’s Mobile

Mutti Merkel’s Mobile

Backbencher November 8, 2013 0

Stephanie Surface looks at the damage done to German-US relations by exposure of the NSA’s bugging of Merkel’s phone, and the knock-on effects for personal data privacy The recent revelation that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s

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Must we choose between freedom and security?

Backbencher August 1, 2013 0

We demand security yet crave freedom. Can there be a balance in such an unstable and interconnected world? In a recent interview with Charlie Rose in the US following the National Security Agency revelations

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What has Snowden shown us?

What has Snowden shown us?

Derek Van De Ven July 1, 2013 1

Edward Snowden has become a very well-travelled man in recent weeks. First a visit to Hong Kong, one of the most spectacular cities I have ever been too, followed by Moscow, full of right

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The Hong Kong Fugitive

The Hong Kong Fugitive

Backbencher June 16, 2013 0

By Jonathan Brown The Home Office have warned airlines that they will be penalised if they transport the whistle blower Edward Snowden onto British soil. It appears to be a move to safeguard against

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Edward Snowden: A Libertarian Hero

Edward Snowden: A Libertarian Hero

Backbencher June 14, 2013 0

The NSA, PRISM, and Whistleblowing Edward Snowden seems to me a hero in the classical sense: struggling with his conscience and having to decide to go on as before, living a comfortable life, or

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