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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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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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How Both Left & Right Claim V For Vendetta As Their Own

How Both Left & Right Claim V For Vendetta As Their Own

Lee Jenkins October 31, 2013 4

How did a glorified prop in an average film come to be seized upon by both sides of the political divide? There isn’t much in the way of imagery or iconography that vehemently opposed

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Britain is not a police state. Yet.

Britain is not a police state. Yet.

Backbencher August 24, 2013 1

The past week’s events ought to be the catalyst for restoring civil liberties  The arrest of David Miranda and destruction of The Guardian’s hard-drives was such a bizarre event that it has become hard to discuss it without sounding like a

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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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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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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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