|4th December||Shocking ...|
290 Deaths in USA and Canada related to Police Tasers
From the Christian Science Monitor see full article
The death of a Polish man at Vancouver International Airport has sparked an intense debate in Canada over the increasing use of Tasers by law-enforcement officials. Concerns over the use of these electric shock guns has mounted in several other countries after a UN Committee on Human Rights recently labeled their impact "torture."
|28th November||French Snitch ...|
French ISPs to snitch on file sharers
Based on an article from the BBC see full article
French web users caught pirating movies or music could soon be thrown offline.
|27th November||CCTV ...|
A sculpture of the Organic Flesh Machine
Thanks to the sculptor Gareth Buxton
|26th November||Brown's Promises ...|
Extending Parliament Square restrictions to the rest of the country
Thanks to Simon
The Home Office has recently published a consultation paper which hints at what was really meant by Gordon Brown's promise to look again at the law which restricts demonstrations near parliament, far from repealing this legislation the consultation indicates that the government wants to extend the restrictions on demonstrations to cover the whole country.
|22nd November||Passport to Ulster ...|
More private data for the government to lose
From This Is London
Passengers on flights and ferries between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland will be required to carry identity papers for the first time from next year.
|20th November||Give us your Key or we will Break your Legs ...|
Animal rights activist 'invited' to hand over keys
Scary stuff. opportunities for injustice abound. With the best will in the world you cannot for instance decrypt an outgoing PGP message. There are plenty of methods that use session keys such that once a message is received and decrypted, the key is deleted. The message simply cant be decrypted again should the authorities intercept and make a copy.
|16th November||Fat Pipes ...|
US makes copy of the entire internet
From the Times
Lots of nasty things happen on the internet. So the US National Security Agency (NSA), charged with stopping people doing nasty things, has decided it would be best to have a copy of it. The entire web, that is.
|15th November||53 Reasons for Concern ...|
Profiling misuse certain to abound
I wonder what the wider implications of such profiling will be. I can't help but think that being a regular visitor to Thailand will count as a black mark especially for customs interrogation etc.
Travellers face price hikes and confusion after the Government unveiled plans to take up to 53 pieces of information from anyone entering or leaving Britain.
|14th November||Not So Hush Hush ...|
Court order defeats Hushmail encryption
From Wired see full article
Hushmail, a longtime provider of encrypted web-based email, markets itself by saying that not even a Hushmail employee with access to our servers can read your encrypted e-mail, since each message is uniquely encoded before it leaves your computer.
|11th November||Googling for Snitch ...|
False imprisonment in India after being snitched by Google and ISP
From The Register see full article
Police in India wrongfully arrested and detained a Bangalore man for 50 days after internet service provider Airtel mis-identified him as the person who posted images on Orkut that insulted a revered historical figure.
|4th November||Gestapo ...|
Germany angles to secretly scan hard drives
From LA Times
The first evidence was the bombs themselves, packed into a pair of suitcases and left on two passenger trains in northwest Germany.
|26th October||Removing Owl Masks ...|
Website owners forced to identify anonymous posters
From the Guardian see full article
Disgruntled fans of Sheffield Wednesday who vented their dissatisfaction with the football club's bigwigs in anonymous internet postings may face expensive libel claims after the chairman, chief executive and five directors won a high-court ruling last week forcing the owner of a website to reveal their identity.
|16th October||My State is my Enemy ...|
Everyone's Guide to Bypassing Internet Censorship
From Nart Villeneuve see full article
The Citizen Lab has released Everyone’s Guide to Bypassing Internet Censorship [pdf]. It was a team effort to produce the guide and I’m very pleased to have contributed to it. I’ve long argued that users can benefit from circumvention technology the most when the carefully select the technology that meets their specific needs.
Free for All ...
Tortured Liberty ...
Ray Gun ...
Googling for "Repression " ...
Rubbish Council ...
Taking Liberties ...
Government Prats ...