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The BBC is the threat

Thanks to a vigilant lurker, we have this gem from BBQ / BBC: Italy police warn of Skype threat By David Willey BBC News, Rome The police’s use of wiretaps has forced some criminals on to the internet Criminals in

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Posted in BBQ, Fear-mongering, Privacy, Software, Someone Stupid Said

Dark Knight is Not a Long Way From Homeland Security

Batman fails it, as does Lucius Fox, or rather we should say the Nolans fail it. The Dark Knight obviously wants to comment on the nature of contemporary policing/governmental security and the portrayal of Batman as a hot headed vigilante

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Posted in Art, Politricks, Privacy

Ignorant sharia bashers to the fore please

From today’s Daily Mail: Sharia law SHOULD be used in Britain, says UK’s top judge The most senior judge in England yesterday gave his blessing to the use of sharia law to resolve disputes among Muslims. Lord Chief Justice Lord

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Posted in Fear-mongering, History, Home Schooling, How To, Privacy, Someone Clever Said

Aren't They Right?

The Telegraph seems to have a feast of articles today: Home Office plans to create ‘Big brother’ database for phones calls, emails and web use This appears to be either a whistleblower or a ‘feeler’ leak about yet another attempt

Posted in Fear-mongering, Medicine, NIR, Politricks, Privacy

Uncle Sham to push burden of fingerprinting onto airlines

U.S. to Insist That Travel Industry Get Fingerprints By Spencer S. Hsu and Del Quentin Wilber Washington Post Staff Writers Tuesday, April 22, 2008; Page A08 The U.S. government today will order commercial airlines and cruise lines to prepare to

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Posted in Idiocracy, Insanity, NIR, Politricks, Privacy, Someone Stupid Said, Told You So

Another Dalek in the TARDIS

Via the Guardian/Observer Primary school children should be eligible for the DNA database if they exhibit behaviour indicating they may become criminals in later life, according to Britain’s most senior police forensics expert. Hmm, eligible, how grand – sounds almost

Posted in Justice, NIR, No no no!, Privacy

Another Schneier bullseye

Privacy and Power When I write and speak about privacy, I am regularly confronted with the mutual disclosure argument. Explained in books like David Brin’s “The Transparent Society,” the argument goes something like this: In a world of ubiquitous surveillance,

Posted in NIR, Privacy, Someone Clever Said