Tag: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

  • State surveillance is not comparable to online privacy issues

    State surveillance is not comparable to online privacy issues

    Often, when opposing state surveillance such as that revealed by Ed Snowden, activists are questioned why they use online services that actively collect data about them. There is one core reason why this comparison is unhelpful and irrelevant. “You are the product” goes the saying, which is true. Companies like Google¬†and¬†Facebook collect streams of data…

  • The erosion of civil liberties and the legitimacy of Parliament

    *sigh* I’ve moved from angry to depressed. Here’s my letter to my MP, Michael Fabricant, about the Data Rentention and General Bullshit Bill (DRIP); Michael, There’s probably no point in even bothering, given you are highly unlikely to rebel against your party (which, by the way, says something about our “representative democracy”, don’t you think?)…