Category Archives: Edward Snowden

WSWS on “Free speech” hypocrisy following Charlie Hebdo

The World Socialist Website comments on Western “Free Speech” hypocrisy after the strange events of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. While I support free speech, some reporting has been worse than useless. Does anyone know if there were two or three … Continue reading

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The simple way to install Tor for online anonymity

The bad news is that the National Security Agency (the US authority that spies on internet users) targets anyone searching for privacy tools. NSA classifies Linux Journal readers, Tor and Tails Linux users as “extremists” “Months of investigation by the German … Continue reading

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UK politics news

A selection of recent UK and international news articles Home Secretary waited until terror suspect was abroad before stripping citizenship | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism … [Home Secretary Theresa May] denied that it has a policy of waiting until … Continue reading

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UK politics news

A small selection of recent UK politics news articles Failed at the NHS? Try again at HS2: Newly appointed director at rail project has history of ‘wasting public money’ – UK Politics – UK – The Independent  The public sector … Continue reading

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UK politics news

Recent articles about UK politics, some about the Catholic Church policy of protecting paedos and some about Edward Snowden Socialist Party :: Who’s robbing our NHS? The National Health Service is under attack as never before. In this feature, a … Continue reading

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Commentary on and analysis of recent political events

Why did Jack Straw try to make it illegal for children at childrens’ homes to speak out about abuse? Was Jack Straw influenced by the fact that some of his friends and fellow politicians were paedophiles? Was this a desperate … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent political events

That Conservative, illiberal Nick Clegg is keen to do the Tories’ work Clegg leaves the door open to further welfare cuts George Osborne has made it clear that he plans to introduce “billions” more in welfare cuts if the Tories … Continue reading

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Politics news allsorts

Commentary and analysis of recent UK politics events Following Home Secretary Theresa May’s refusal to allow MI5 boss Andrew Parker to appear before the parliamentary home affairs select committee the committee has said that it will question Theresa May more … Continue reading

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Politics news allsorts featuring Tory paedos news

There is a story developing – which has had surprisingly little attention – that five Tory MPs including one ex-minister are being investigated for paedophile crimes against boys. The source of the story is exaro news while slightly different reports … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent UK politics events Edward Snowden voted Guardian person of the year 2013 for his whistleblowing on worldwide surveillance activities. Online gamers are targeted by NSA and GCHQ … Online gaming is big business, attracting tens … Continue reading

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Huge tech firms have formed the Reform Government Surveillance group to demand changes to excessive surveillance by world governments. The group has published an open letter to President Obama and Congress: Dear Mr. President and Members of Congress, We understand … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis on recent UK politics news. Con-Dems continue attack on benefits and Osborne’s autumn statement Discussion of the invention of terrorism and the demonization of Islam and Muslims The Conservative-Liberal-‘Democrat’-Conservative coalition intends to persecute benefits claimants and (poor) … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent UK politics events US is tracking the movements of 5 billion people everyday through their mobile phones US considered spying on Australian citizens without the knowledge of it’s Australian spying partner Isa Muazu wins stay … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent UK political events Following Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger appearance yesterday, MI5 boss Andrew Parker is called to the home select affairs committee. Andrew Parker has previously appeared before the Intelligence and Security Committee with advance … Continue reading

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Commentary and analysis of recent UK political events   Charities criticise David Cameron for repeated misleading statements about the bedroom tax. Charities Turn ‘Bedroom Tax’ Attack On PM Charities have accused the Prime Minister of giving “inaccurate” statements and raising … Continue reading

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Yet more internet censorship from Cameron and the LibDems

David Cameron and UK’s ConDem coalition government return to the issue of web censorship with an announcement that the UK government is to order ISPs to censor ‘extremist’ websites. The crime and security minister, James Brokenshire, said on Wednesday that … Continue reading

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A few links to UK political news stories accompanied by a few comments. Inventor of the world wide web Tim Berners-Lee warns that … “a growing tide of surveillance and censorship now threatens the future of democracy.” “Bold steps are … Continue reading

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Blair’s government allowed USA to spy on UK citizens

The Guardian and Channel4 – in a joint investigation – have released documents sourced by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The documents reveal that US intelligence agencies were given far greater powers to spy on UK citizens by UK intelligence agency GCHQ … Continue reading

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Surveillance technology out of control, says Lord Ashdown

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/18/surveillance-technology-out-of-control-ashdown The technology used by Britain’s spy agencies to conduct mass surveillance is “out of control”, raising fears about the erosion of civil liberties at a time of diminished trust in the intelligence services, according to the former Liberal Democrat … Continue reading

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Guardian editor to face MPs over Snowden intelligence leaks

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24876725 Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger is to be questioned by MPs over the newspaper’s publication of leaks by ex-US security contractor Edward Snowden. Mr Rusbridger will give evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee next month, a Guardian spokesman confirmed. … Continue reading

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