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Latest PNR agreement for the EU thrown out by European Parliament

Latest PNR agreement for the EU thrown out by European Parliament

Latest PNR agreement for the EU thrown out by European Parliament – accusations of scope-widening to allow data mining and profiling fly.

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24/04/2013 at 11:03Control Culture EU

Eyes in the sky 1 – goodbye privacy

Eyes in the sky 1 – goodbye privacy

Occasionally of an evening, I like to stand in my garden and look up at the night sky. Viewing the stars and constellations gives a sense of perspective on the preoccupations of daily life. Lately however my viewing has been somewhat distracted. The sheer number of aerial vehicles navigating the […]

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Europe still suppressing evidence of US rendition programme

Europe still suppressing evidence of US rendition programme

London/Madrid, 19 December 2011. Access Info Europe and Reprieve have released a new report, Rendition on Record, detailing how many European countries are suppressing evidence of their role in the USA’s notorious rendition programme.

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19/12/2011 at 11:00Control Culture EU Life&Liberty

Why I closed my Facebook account

Why I closed my Facebook account

by Walton Pentland I am closing my Facebook account today. I am closing it not because I think social networking is a bad thing, or because I don’t want to connect with people in cyberspace. I don’t think being online is preventing me from having fulfilling relationships in the real […]

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How do you surrender to a drone?

How do you surrender to a drone?

How do you surrender to a machine, especially if it is one that has been programmed by name, face or other details to kill before you’re even aware of its presence?

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29/10/2010 at 21:00Control Culture Life&Liberty

Liberty at stake

Liberty at stake

The Convention on Modern Liberty, London, 2009, saw general recognition from the great and good that Britain is dangerously close to a police state. What can be done about it?

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08/09/2009 at 13:10Control Culture Life&Liberty

Stasi-like snooping in UK will end individual privacy

UK government proposals to implement Home Office “probes” in the datacentres of every British internet provider (at an estimated cost of £12 billion) promise “Stasi-like” snooping powers for central government (says NO2ID).

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This nightmarish lust for our personal data

This nightmarish lust for our personal data

“Under Labour’s plans for transformational government,” wrote Henry Porter in March 2008, “an almighty surveillance structure is envisaged, through which the state will know ‘a deep truth about the citizen based on their behaviour, experience, beliefs, needs or desires.” The British government plans bear striking similarities to statements found in […]

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