the future

Why they spy

Let me use this as a notebook to make sure I have this article handy whenever I need reminding what’s going on. Technology should be used to create social mobility – not to spy on citizens NSA and GCHQ mass surveillance is more about disrupting political opposition than catching terrorists Cory Doctorow Tuesday 10 March […]

All Cameras Are Police Cameras

All Cameras Are Police Cameras Great essay by James Bridle, about the advances in locking down public space. Surveillance images are all “before” images, in the sense of “before and after”. The “after” might be anything: an earthquake, a riot, a protest, a war. Any system reliant on flow, which is all networks from vehicle […]

defense gesture

The editor of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, in a mandatory appearance before a parliamentary committee on 3 Dec. 2013, where he was going to be grilled for his role in the publishing of the Snowden leaks. He walks in, knowing that he faces  severe criticism and possibly even a jail sentence. He finds his seat […]