UK IPO Redacts Responses Critical of Rights Societies

A major tool in policy-making is the Consultation. It is often the only way for regular members of the public to have any sort of input in the legislative process. The problem comes when these consultations are skewed towards a set response, or worse, evidence is ignored or suppressed; such as in the publication of […]
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HEY PEOPLE! Embrace Facts, Don’t Fear Them

In the age of social media, especially in the run up to an election, people are being bombarded with all kinds of images promoting a political message.People will pass on ones that subscribe to their political ideology, but it’s important to fact-check before you hit ‘retweet’ or ‘share’ a photo to your timeline. Not all […]
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Your Email Privacy Is Under Increasing Threat

Over the last few days, two stories about emails have hit the headlines, and it leads to questions over the future security of email as a communications medium. What has been considered a fairly private method of communication is now under increasing threat from both government and corporate scrutiny. Our email accounts carry more than […]
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Rep. Scott (R-GA8) Lies to Promote Partisanship

The Affordable Healthcare Act (more commonly known in the vernacular as ‘ObamaCare’, although ‘Romneycare’ would be more accurate, but hereafter ‘AHA’) has been the source of great contention over the last two years. This boiled over yesterday when the Supreme Court ruled that it was Constitutional, ruling against the many (mainly republican controlled) states that […]
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The Political Consequences of the TPB Raid

Six years ago, the Pirate Bay was raided by the Swedish police, taking down the torrent site and tracker, but such success was short lived. The site still lives on, and six years later, no sentences have been served, and nothing has changed as far as the site is concerned. There are other consequences though, […]
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The Pirate Bay Block: Control, Not Infringement

You might have heard around the net today, that the UK courts have ruled that major UK ISP’s have to block the Pirate Bay. But why should it be blocked? Is it an issue of infringement, as they claim, or is it more insidious, and an attempt to hold back some of the losses in […]
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