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Monthly Archives: June 2013
Private memories, the web, and public accountability
In the past year, two high profile cases re-emerged in the public sphere after simmering in the background for over twenty years. The first is the Hillsborough Inquiry of the Hillsborough Disaster. The second is the Daniel Morgan murder case. … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Archive, Components, Daniel Morgan, Dreyfus Affair, Hardware, hillsborough disaster, Memory, Plato, public memory, public sphere, World Wide Web 4 Comments
Write a letter if you want to defeat the NSA surveillance state
In reading the title, you may be expecting me to suggest that you write a letter to your government representative to protest the NSA’s surveillance. Instead, I want to suggest something radical: write a letter and not use email. If you want … Continue reading
In defence of PRISM: why we need governments in cyberspace.
With the latest revelations about the United States of America’s government’s access to various internet services companies, people have been outraged. They seem genuinely surprised that such action is occurring. What they fail to realize are two important things. … Continue reading
Posted in FOIA, privacy, transparency, Uncategorized Tagged Apple, facebook, Google, Government Communications Headquarters, Law, magna carta, National Security Agency, Politics, Rupert Murdoch, United States Comments Off on In defence of PRISM: why we need governments in cyberspace.
What Lord Tebbit shares with Islamists: Woolwich, Islam and the struggle with Liberalism
The attack in Woolwich has raised questions about how the UK will manage its relationship with its Muslim citizens. More generally, the call for more surveillance power for the state raises questions about how all citizens will be treated. Therein … Continue reading
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