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The continuing failure of data protection laws – especially in the UK

Posted by Kevin on July 5, 2014

IRISS – Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies – is an EC-funded empirical analysis of surveillance and data protection in Europe. It comprises seven separate study areas. A report on the fifth area, exercising democratic rights under surveillance regimes, was published in the latter part of June 2014. Led by Professor Clive Norris and Dr Xavier […]

Another example of GCHQ leading the British press by the nose

Posted by Kevin on June 10, 2014

The British spy agencies are masters of disinformation and misinformation — and their ability to maneuver public opinion through manipulating the mainstream press knows no bounds. A little piece in the Telegraph over the weekend is an example. An unnamed source provides unspecified details of non-specific numbers on uncategorised threats. Nevertheless, the Telegraph is able […]

PROACTIVE use of the internet of things to detect terrorist behaviour in the public

Posted by Kevin on June 8, 2014

The hidden danger in Edward Snowden’s treasure trove of NSA documents is that it has drawn all eyes towards it — we no longer notice potential threats outside of the NSA. Take, for example, PROACTIVE (PRedictive reasOning and multi-source fusion empowering AntiCipation of attacks and Terrorist actions In Urban EnVironmEnts) — a project being funded […]

Don’t Spy On Us – a day of action

Posted by Kevin on June 2, 2014

A ticket only event hosted by the Don’t Spy On Us campaign at the Shoreditch Town Hall this coming Saturday is already sold out. It’s a day of action to mark the anniversary of Edward Snowden’s first leaked documents. The Don’t Spy On Us campaign, which includes Privacy International, Liberty, Article 19, Open Rights Group, […]