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Trump, Brexit and the Norns

Posted by Kevin on April 2, 2017

2016 is likely to prove a pivotal year in contemporary history. Two major votes saw the US election of President Trump and the UK exit from the European Union. It was a right-wing populist swing for UKUSA – and I called both votes wrong. I expected both to be close, but the other way round. […]

IP Bill, Brexit and Trump create perfect storm of autocracy

Posted by Kevin on November 22, 2016

Writing in the New Scientist today, Ray Corrigan (a senior lecturer in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics faculty at the Open University) describes the perfect storm for loss of liberty in the UK. It is the confluence of the IP Bill (“the most pervasive and invasive mass surveillance legislation in history”); the election of […]

Brexit sorted

Posted by Kevin on November 21, 2016

This Brexit thing worries a lot of people. Take Angela Merkel. You see, the German economy works best when there’s a strong UK economy. Well, no. Forget the UK. When there’s a strong England economy. Actually, no. Forget England. When there’s a strong London economy. In fact, no. Forget London. When the City is doing […]

Misinformation, Memetics and Electoral Fallout

Posted by David Harley on November 12, 2016

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Why make judgements based on memetic misinformation when there’s plenty of live footage to work from?

Still in Denial of the Tough New Privacy Law GDPR?

Posted by Tara Taubman-Bassirian on October 17, 2016

This morning GDPR on the news, shared by Rachel Oconnell : Firms Are in Denial About Tough New EU Privacy Law: The world’s toughest privacy law will go into force in Europe 18 months from now, and so far, the strategy of many IT professionals appears to be “pretend it’s not happening.” That’s the takeaway […]

For f’s sake vote Remain – ‘f’ stands for Freedom

Posted by Kevin on June 22, 2016

At last somebody has raised the privacy issue in relation to Brexit. While the in-out debates have focused mostly on immigration, spending and so forth, it’s also important that the public gives consideration to their right to privacy. The UK’s proposed Investigatory Powers bill – or Snooper’s Charter – would make it easier for the […]

Brexit – why I will vote to stay in the EU

Posted by Kevin on June 12, 2016

I do not vote in British political elections. But on 23 June I shall vote for the UK to remain within the EU. Brexit should be Bremain. Why I won’t vote in British politics The reasoning behind both decisions is linked. I won’t vote within the British system because the political system is rigged. It […]