NightJack exposed for the vanity of the Times

Until he stopped writing it I used to very much enjoy NightJacks view of the police, and his guide for decent people is invaluable. Now however thanks to The Times and that champion of free speech Justice Eady, the only way you’ll get to read his words is if you stumble across them in a cache somewhere. Despite having ceased blogging a while back, to go and write a novel, the Times felt that it would be a good thing to let everyone know who he was. This has already resulted in him getting written warning from his force and … Continue reading

Ducking big brother online

This post is taking rather longer than I expected to write and is sort of a follow up to both “Internet freedom and you” and more specifically to “Anonymity through generosity“, following in the same general direction to those I doubt I’m going to say anything new. However with laws being proposed to let Councils snoop on phone calls and emails and more worryingly the EC data retention directive coming in to force on 6th April 2009, that revisiting what “normal” users can do to protect themselves might be worth while. +1-2

Photography followup

Whilst this has been extensively covered elsewhere I thought it worth mentioning that the work done by FitWatch has been picked up by the mainstream media in the Guardian. Unequivocal proof that the Police even before the new counter terrorism laws were monitoring and recording the activities of people, especially photographers and journalists, whom have done nothing more than be in the vicinity of legal demonstrations. +1-1