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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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Security or freedom. Do we give ourselves that choice?

Backbencher July 11, 2013 5

It’s a debate as old as democracy, so why are suddenly so comfortable with sacrificing our liberties and privacy at the Altar of Security? Why do Western nations continuously persist in allowing corruption within

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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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PRISM – We have an eye on you!

PRISM – We have an eye on you!

Backbencher June 18, 2013 0

By Ola Hoffmann. As recently revealed by Edward Snowden, the U.S. government has been using a worldwide electronic communication surveillance program called PRISM in order to gather information on both U.S. and foreign citizens.

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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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DuckDuckGo receives record traffic following PRISM scandal

DuckDuckGo receives record traffic following PRISM scandal

Tristan Kitchin June 14, 2013 2

This past week private search engine DuckDuckGo recorded their best week ever for traffic. The website, which does not record user’s clicks, provides a service for those who wish to browse the Internet away

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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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The Case Of Bradley Manning

The Case Of Bradley Manning

Backbencher June 13, 2013 0

US Government tramples over civil liberties to make an example out of a whistleblower. Between November 2009 and May 2010 US military intelligence analyst Bradley Manning downloaded over 700,000 classified files from a US

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Can They Hear Us Now?

Derek Van De Ven June 10, 2013 0

Last week we saw how the USA’s National Security Agency has access to the personal details of the customers of many US companies, Verizon, Apple, Google, Facebook and other internet and communications giants. The

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