Posts Tagged ‘SIGINT’

TL;DR Details of how the Labour party used an ersatz SIGINT operation against it’s own (prospective) members and supporters have come to light in the Forde Inquiry. This provides confirmation that the National Executive Committee (NEC) were excluding people for political expression on social media that didn’t align to their chosen ideology. Background Almost six […]

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 […]