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Dystopian Surveillance Bill Slips Through Unnoticed

Dystopian Surveillance Bill Slips Through Unnoticed

Thomas Walker November 22, 2016 0

One of the worst infringements of individual rights in the western world passed through the British Parliament last week with almost no opposition. A pet project of Theresa May, the Investigatory Powers Bill allows for

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The Rise of “Big Google”

The Rise of “Big Google”

Backbencher May 6, 2014 3

Dario Panada compares Google Glasses to Orwell’s ‘Big Brother’ and reveals some troubling ramifications. We live in a world where what we have for breakfast is dictated by how well we can match it

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New NHS Database Will Encroach on Our Privacy

New NHS Database Will Encroach on Our Privacy

Sam Woolfe February 19, 2014 1

The NHS plans to launch a giant central database which will see patients records extracted from GP systems across the country. This is known as the ‘care.data scheme’. This is a completely new move

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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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Google Claims it is Exempt from UK Privacy Laws

Google Claims it is Exempt from UK Privacy Laws

Tristan Kitchin August 19, 2013 0

Google has found itself at the centre of a landmark case that may set a precedent on how US Internet companies view and are affected by UK privacy laws. A group of Brits are

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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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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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Obama’s Surveillance State

Obama’s Surveillance State

Backbencher June 8, 2013 3

The US government’s intrusion into its citizens’ lives means America is no longer the land of the free. Can we illegally kill American citizens on foreign soil without trial? Yes we can. Can we

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Truly A Snooper’s Charter

Backbencher June 7, 2013 0

How illiberal will the Government’s desired Communications Data Bill be? The sight of a Muswell Hill Islamic Centre in flames this week was the shocking, if not entirely surprising, consequence of the vicious killing

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The Case Against ID Cards: A Principled Approach

The Case Against ID Cards: A Principled Approach

Darren Andrews November 20, 2012 1

Whenever we undertake to study a subject we can do so from two points of view. We can try to understand the principles(1) that underpin and govern the matter, or we can look at

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