Posts Tagged ‘spying’

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 […]

Dear Mr Soames, Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill I’m pretty sure you’ll toe the party line on this one, but if I don’t write to you then you don’t know about objection from (at least one of) your constituents. I am outraged by this legislation being pushed through in the manner that it is. […]

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 […]