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Category Archives: privacy
The Goddard Inquiry is worse than Watergate
The Goddard Inquiry is similar to the Watergate crisis, but worse. Even though they have different origins, they deal with the same issue. They are both about politically corrupt acts by those in power. In particular, they are based on … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, Government, justice, philosophy, privacy Tagged Antony Duff, High Court of New Zealand, Home Office, Home Secretary, Leon Brittan, Member of Parliament, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Paedophile Information Exchange, Peter Morrison, William van Straubenzee 1 Comment
“Can’t you take a joke?” Charlie Hebdo, tolerance, and why the joke is on the West
Freedom of speech and the freedom of the press are considered important for a free society. Both of these freedoms support the common opinion that binds a society together. The freedom to philosophize is the source for these freedoms. Yet, … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, philosophy, privacy Tagged First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Freedom of speech, Freedom of the press, Islam, Philosophy, Satire, tolerance Comments Off on “Can’t you take a joke?” Charlie Hebdo, tolerance, and why the joke is on the West
Why is the Goddard Inquiry a threat to the Crown?
The inquiry threatens the UK regime’s very fabric. What the recent Cabinet Office documents indicate is that the powerful pedophile predators were known. The Crown knew about them. The police had files on them. The Home Office and the Cabinet … Continue reading
#Milifandom or how the press found out if a 17 year old scares easily
In the UK General Election campaign of 2015, a 17 year old learned about the UK media’s unpleasant behavior as guardian of the public domain. The 17 year old helped to start the Twitter trend called #Milifandom, to counter the … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, Government, privacy, transparency Tagged David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Labour Party (UK), Russell Brand, Twitter, United Kingdom 1 Comment
Official Secrets Act and Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry: Arcana Imperii and the Secrets of State
The UK regime faces a critical time as a number of public inquiries into its past behavior unfold. The undeveloped issue within these inquiries is the nature of the change they will require in the regime. There is an added … Continue reading
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 Crown, Jukes, Max Clifford, News International, News of the World, Peter Jukes, Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch 8 Comments
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 Edward Snowden, Freedom of speech, National Security Agency, privacy, Security, state, Surveillance, United States Comments Off on Privacy and the political good.
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 censorship, payday loan, payday loans Comments Off on The harm of censorship is worse than the harm of debt? A response to: Should public libraries block payday loan websites?
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 Bhagavad-Gita, Ethnography, Google Glass, History, National Security Agency, NSA, technology, Warfare and Conflict 3 Comments