Conservative government Clueless on Porn Censorship

In a move that would have Operation Yewtree crawling all over them if it screamed “Think of the Children” any louder or more breathlessly, Conservative Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has pledged mandatory age checks on porn sites. While his position was probably well intentioned, it yet again shows a vast gulf between reality, and the […]
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Pirate Parties International – Powered by Delusional Egomania

Over the past month, the Pirate Parties International (PPI) “organisation” – I use the term lightly, as while it qualifies as such by dint of being a legal entity, it is far from organised – has undergone several blows, as national parties, tired of self-serving officials scheming and lying for their own benefit and prestige, […]
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[LIVE] State of the Union 2015 – Pirate Style

As part of a liveblog at the USPP site, I’m running a liveblog giving the Pirate Party perspective on the 2015 State of the Union speech, given by President Obama. I hope you’ll join us for the Pirate Perspective on a speech that’s sure to be bad for your liberties and freedoms. As part of […]
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Should Anonymous Give Up

To many the decentralized nature of ‘Anonymous’ is a boon. There’s no head to lop off, no central point of contact. It’s also a detrement too, as any fool can jump up, shout something inflammatory and lead the mob on a rampage. They also like to hide behind anonymity, especially on services like Twitter, where […]
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Top Gear’s Argentina Could Be Future Britain

Over the weekend Top Gear aired its Patagonia special, which ended in quite spectacular fashion. While most of us already knew the ending already (as it made international news at the time) it was quite a different thing seeing the ending in context. What’s more it’s something we’re increasingly likely to see on UK streets […]
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Dotcom to Sell Out Digital Rights in the US

The announcement of launching a US arm to ‘the Internet Party’ (by Mega founder Kim Dotcom) seems, on its face, quite good news. A rich, media-savvy person who understands technology getting into the US political scene to stir things up and fight for digital rights, and freedoms; sounds great, right? The announcement of launching a […]
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