• Crypto-currency. China is forging ahead and breaking chains

    Crypto-currency. China is forging ahead and breaking chains0

    Earlier this week I wrote about the changes to money that crypto-currencies like Bitcoin were offering, as well as the huge possibilities inherent in Ethereum. Part of that was seeing large financial institutions adopt and experiment with the technologies to improve their own offerings.  It seems China may be about to take the technology beyond

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  • Are Chinese drones spying while flying? 

    Are Chinese drones spying while flying? 0

    A leaked memo from the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Pentagon includes directions that US Army units are to stop using drones made by Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co, the Chinese global leader in commercial Drone technology that trades as DJI.   According to the Pentagon memo, the US Army Research

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  • After A Bruising Election – What Next For Digital Rights?

    After A Bruising Election – What Next For Digital Rights?2

    The 2015 general election was a bruising campaign with a shocking result. Shocking not just that the Tories managed a slim majority against all expectations, but shocking in its implications for every part of this country’s fabric- housing, the NHS, communities, welfare and the ever more fragile Union. Yet more shocking still is the first

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  • The David Miranda Detention and the Surveillance State

    The David Miranda Detention and the Surveillance State0

    • UK
    • August 13, 2013

    The detention of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner David Miranda at Heathrow airport for nearly nine hours under anti-terrorism laws has sent shockwaves through the British media and political life. Miranda had equipment such as his phone and laptop confiscated, was not given an interpreter, and was grilled about Snowden and even protests in Brazil.

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  • Three Strikes Struck Out – Lessons for Digital Europe

    Three Strikes Struck Out – Lessons for Digital Europe0

    The French government has just dealt a serious blow to the big entertainment lobby’s assault on the Internet. The Hadopi “three strikes” law has been, well, struck out. The Hadopi measures were introduced in 2009 by President Sarkozy, and threatened to disconnect from the Internet those suspected of online copyright infringement after three written warnings.

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