Category Archives: Surveillance

Britain launches cyber security centre, but fails to protect citizens from biggest hackers of all

The British Government has launched a new centre for combatting cyber security threats. Its website offers abundant advice, yet it neglects to advise citizens how to protect themselves from the biggest hackers of all. Namely, GCHQ (and its US partner, … Continue reading

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Destruction of political policing files goes back decades: will the Met face charges?

According to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), multiple undercover police files were destroyed in 2014. One consultant to the Council of Europe on human rights law, has said this may equate to a perversion of the course of justice. But what the IPCC … Continue reading

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An army of snoopers is being trained, but it is not run by GCHQ

  An army of spies is being trained across the British Isles. They are not ‘fifth columnists’ but the man in the pub, the woman on the bus, and even your fellow worker. A series of training modules, examined by The … Continue reading

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‘Blacklisting’ in Britain is rife – and in the total surveillance society, no one is immune

Blacklisting, whereby people are denied work because of their political beliefs or affiliations, is illegal and allegedly no longer practised. But in our current surveillance society, a host of other intrusive practices have replaced it. Private companies may be vetting … Continue reading

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There’s a spycop inside your computer – and it’s not a game!

  Twenty-first century policing will see the cop disappear from the streets, only to reappear in your computer and smartphone. For the populace as a whole (and the police) this new reality presents new challenges. Britain’s police are now offered … Continue reading

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Confirmation UK spycops in France – implications for Pitchford Inquiry into undercover policing?

British police officers linked to Counter Terrorism Command (also known as SO15 ) and the National Domestic Extremism and Disorder Intelligence Unit (NDEDIU) have been spotted hanging around the ‘Calais Jungle’ refugee camp area.   Photojournalist Jason Parkinson recognised the two police officers. He had … Continue reading

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As “Snoopers Charter” becomes law, one ISP is showing how state surveillance can be bypassed

The Investigatory Powers Bill, or ‘Snooper’s Charter‘, is about to become law. This will make legal the mass surveillance technologies that UK agency GCHQ and its partners have deployed for the last decade or more, as revealed by Edward Snowden. … Continue reading

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