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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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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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Government Spooks Have Called Libertarian’s Bluff

Government Spooks Have Called Libertarian’s Bluff

Lee Jenkins January 2, 2014 3

We feign outrage at many a government activity. So why has state snooping got us more riled up than usual? The startling revelations of Edward Snowden not only shook public confidence in the motives

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GCHQ Used Fake LinkedIn Pages To Hack Targeted Computers

Tristan Kitchin November 12, 2013 2

It looks like GCHQ is at it again, and has been targeting employees of mobile communication and billing companies to gain access to their company computers. Moreover, this was achieved through fake copies of

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Motorola patent lie detecting tattoo

Motorola patent lie detecting tattoo

Backbencher November 11, 2013 0

In the aftermath of Snowdon’s revelations on the National Security Agency’s invasive and extensive spying activities, the debate on privacy rights shows no sign of abating. In the past few weeks, the focus of

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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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NSA Surveillance: Who Will Guard the Guards?

NSA Surveillance: Who Will Guard the Guards?

Backbencher October 30, 2013 0

The recent Snowden revelations have unravelled a new wave of diplomatic crises. Although foreign surveillance is a necessary component of national security, one must wonder who will keep them in check? Spying happens: It

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Spooks & The Press: Journalism’s Future

Spooks & The Press: Journalism’s Future

Backbencher August 29, 2013 1

Information tug of wars between the Guardian and GCHQ: What is the future for Investigative Journalism? The detainment of David Miranda, partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, under schedule 7 of the 2000 Terrorism

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Don’t Menschion Watergate

Don’t Menschion Watergate

Milton August 26, 2013 0

Louise Mensch has never been afraid of being controversial. The former MP has done very well from the publicity she garners from sharing her opinions. Mensch however demonstrated some rather surreal hypocrisy today tweeting

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A Caged Hero: Manning Given 35 years.

Alex MacDonald August 21, 2013 3

We knew it would happen, but it is a disgrace nonetheless that Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. The prosecution are annoyed: They wanted 60 years to show future whistleblowers

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