Tag Archive for NSA

Get your MP to the Snowden debate

This is my letter to Jim Dowd MP, which explains what’s going on and what I think about it better than anything I might post. I wrote it using the ORG write-to-them tool and template, but the reasoning is my own: At 1.30pm on Thursday 31st October MPs will debate “Oversight of the intelligence and…

Miranda hearing November 6th

The next hearing in the case of David Miranda vs the Home Secretary is scheduled for November 6th and is due to start at 10:30 am. Our strategy is still a little up in the air with the feeling being that more alliances are required to make a success of a street protest. Also I…

Life at a telco, early this century

This happened a long time ago… Boss’ Boss: Hey Simon. IT are testing a system. Can you give them a million call records from the finance copy? They want realistic test data. Lowly Little Me: Er… OK. Don’t they have access already? BB: Well, you know. It’s about being helpful. LLM: Ah politics. Not interested.…

Reclaim The Internet

Bruce Schneier responds to news that the NSA has subverted core internet security products. there are several things engineers can – and should – do. One, we should expose. If you do not have a security clearance, and if you have not received a National Security Letter, you are not bound by a federal confidentially…

Aside

David Miranda was detained under the Terrorism Act that Watson, Cooper and Vaz’s party voted in. If it turns out it is being used to go after journalists and their partners, it won’t take a whistleblower to work out where the blame lies…

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