Category Archives: privacy

Beyond Contempt: Does Money Buy Justice?

Peter Jukes has written an important book. The book is important because of what it reveals about UK politics, media, and justice. The case connects these areas. Too often people hear “important book” and immediately think that it is boring. … Continue reading

Posted in censorship, corruption, good writing, Government, justice, privacy, transparency | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Privacy and the political good.

What is missing from the debate on privacy, in general, and the debate over state surveillance, in particular, is the question of the political good either defended or promoted by constraining surveillance and protecting privacy. What is the political good … Continue reading

Posted in censorship, corruption, privacy, strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The web induced solipsism syndrome zombies are coming!

The Snowden revelations have shown us the power of the individual in the age of social media. Although he is often associated with the idea of social media creating a voice for the individual, he has influence because of those … Continue reading

Posted in Government, justice, privacy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The harm of censorship is worse than the harm of debt? A response to: Should public libraries block payday loan websites?

On his blog, Adrian Short makes several arguments against internet “censorship” by Councils who block access to payday loan sites on library computers.  Here is the link. Should public libraries block payday loan websites? He says that blocking access to … Continue reading

Posted in censorship, Government, privacy, transparency, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Surveillance and the experience of technological sin

Throughout the furore over the NSA revelations, one thing that has remained constant is the way that technology companies and technologists have expressed a certain naiveté over politics. I do not mean that they are unaware of politics. Instead, I … Continue reading

Posted in censorship, military, privacy, Uncategorized, war | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Surveillance, conformity and censorship: the reality and the myth

We have heard from many writers that when the NSA and GCHQ monitor the web and communications across the web they engage in censorship or the surveillance becomes a form of censorship because it chills the freedom of expression and … Continue reading

Posted in censorship, Government, privacy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

My response to the NSA public consultation

  Background note: In response to the Snowden leaks about the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program, a review group was created on August 12, 2013. President Obama directed the establishment of a Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies. Their mission … Continue reading

Posted in Government, philosophy, privacy, transparency, war | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surveillance, Safety and the Rule of Law: Questions and Answers

We have heard many stories about the surveillance state and its power over the individual. We have heard that the United States has abused its position and its power to its advantage. Many people are outraged at what they believe … Continue reading

Posted in Government, privacy, statesmanship, transparency, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who is pimping Miley Cyrus’s talent?

Miley Cyrus’s “talent” display compel us to ask; “Who profits from what she “sells?” She is the one on the stage so she believes she is in charge, but who benefits the most from her “work”? All artists display their … Continue reading

Posted in censorship, privacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When the NSA cannot decrypt, the seeds of the electronic state of nature are planted

When the NSA can no longer decrypt encrypted documents, we will not usher in a new era of liberty or freedom. What we will learn is that our freedom has a dangerous limit. We will wake up to the truth … Continue reading

Posted in censorship, education, Government, philosophy, privacy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment