The British government is at war with its citizens, and using the Tory government’s new Snoopers’ Charter as its weapon. The Investigatory Powers Bill is soon to become fast-tracked for law (as of 25 October), without serious opposition or scrutiny. There is virtually no opposition to it. In spite of Liberty’s campaign work on the IPBill, its former director, embattled Labour Peer Shami Chakrabarti, has been utterly quiet on the topic, as has the vast majority of her party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn. The SNP and Liberal Democrats form what is essentially the opposition on this issue. You need to stop what you’re doing and pay attention to the…
- Theresa May’s Snoopers’ Charter is a ‘death sentence’ for investigative journalism
- Labour peers under fire for backing expansion of surveillance powers
- Can we please stop peddling the myth that Labour opposes gov’t spying?
- Track the Investigatory Powers Bill’s progress to Royal Assent
- The UK’s Investigatory Powers Bill is about to become law – here’s why that should terrify us
Technical patches for bad policy
An interesting project, but I don’t think we’ll crowdfund our way out of this one.
Criminalising knowledge of how to apply maths in technology…
✓ researching encryption
✓ publishing encryption guides
✓ teaching use of encryption
✓ possessing encrypted OS on USB
✓ encrypting websites