What is a Surveillance State and is it Good For You?

What is a Surveillance State and is it Good For You?

There has been a lot of talk about surveillance since Edward Snowden recently leaked information about Prism. This led to other scandals such as Tempora being  revealed. What a surveillance state is and whether it is good for individuals or not  is explained in the following video: I recommend that you watch the video since the animation  depicts the subject very well but if you prefer […]

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Amidst #Prism and #Tempora Scandals, German Pirates Get Their Groove Back

Amidst #Prism and #Tempora Scandals, German Pirates Get Their Groove Back

After a year of internal discord and coordinated work to broaden their political platform, the German Pirates are now focusing on campaigning for the federal election this coming 22 September 2013. Critical media reports have voiced dismay over the lack of internal organization, as well as the very public „shitstorms“ on twitter and other media. Both of these factors have resulted last year’s hype, during which the Pirate Party Germany polled as high as 12% nation-wide, to collapse, leaving the polls stagnant between 2-4%.

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Prism: Who should we trust?

Prism: Who should we trust?

As odd as it may seem, I agree with the various statements that have been made over the last few days that the UK has some incredibly robust and sensible rules when it comes to intelligence gathering. Of course I would like to see some tightening up, especially in terms of who has access and who should be permitted to authorise surveillance – and that this has to be adhered to

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