Photographers not terrorists

Well it seems todays “media event” went swimmingly. Sadly I couldn’t make it but a friend did, so photo’s here. Apparently you’ll be glad to hear that we’re all very silly as this wonderful new law will only ever be used in “very exceptional circumstances“. Past experience doesn’t tend to support this, but at least when it is used we’ll all have nice shiny new benchmarks as to what “very exceptional circumstances” actually are. In the meantime even the Metropolitan Police Federation think this law is a bad idea. Other reports and responses to this new law and the media … Continue reading

A day of fun and photography

Whilst I’d be very surprised if anyone reading this isn’t already aware of it, this Monday the 16th of February it will become illegal to elicit or attempt to elicit information about the armed forces, security forces or constabulary that is useful or likely to be useful to people committing or preparing an act of terrorism. Counter-Terrorism Act 2008. Given the horrendously broad scope this wording allows and the well documented dislike our police force have for people taking their photo’s or in fact any photo’s at all (whilst being increasingly keen on taking ours), this had been widely interpreted … Continue reading

Anonymity through generosity

Lots of people have written many articles on how to use the internet in more or less anonymous fashions. So I suspect that this isn’t going to add anything new but will perhaps add a new slant or at least group things in a different fashion that may make more sense for some people than other articles have. The obvious first step as many people have said is to make sure that whatever operating system you’re running is kept up to date and that you have a firewall and it’s locked down as much as possible. All of which is … Continue reading