Posts Tagged ‘SIGINT’

I’m not much of a podcast fan, but I came across Sam Harris interviewing Michael Hayden and set aside some time to listen to it. I wasn’t expecting much common ground between the interviewer and interviewee, but a mutual dislike of Glenn Greenwald seemed to get their rapport clicked into place, and I very much enjoyed […]


In my last post ‘The Surveillance Party‘ I wrote about how the UK Labour Party used their ersatz SIGINT operation to exclude me from their leadership election process. I was told ‘You posted inappropriate comments on social media on 5 July 2016’, so let’s take a look at my tweets and see what might have […]


TL;DR The UK Labour Party has been running an ersatz signals intelligence (SIGINT) operation to identify and exclude members and supporters that they don’t want voting in their leadership election; people who under some sort of criteria are identified as enemies of the party. This should be terrifying, as the difference between enemy of the […]


TL;DR The UK ‘snoopers charter’ is back in the form of the Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB [pdf]). As with previous efforts it’s not just trying to provide a more robust legal framework for ongoing spying, but also trying to extend spying powers to other agencies. The police might see this as a way to solve crime more […]


I don’t need to write extensively here about the dangers of regulatory capture by corporate interests. Larry Lessig already wrote ‘One Way Forward‘, and he does a far better job than I ever could. My friend Robert Dunne recently made an astute observation in the wake of the PRISM scandal: Access to material from the […]