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

Passing thought

Watching the Guido Vs Drapper debate on youtube, it seems rather telling to me that when asked what criticism labourlist had made of the Government Mr. Drapper very quickly started talking about what he felt the party should do. Now I could well be wrong but I’m fairly sure they’re not the same thing. +30

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