20 October 2020 — Statewatch
The EU is expanding a host of databases used for migration and border control. A key focus of this is the increased collection and use of personal data to facilitate forced removals. Continue reading
13 October 2020 — Statewatch
As governments seek ever-greater surveillance powers, we need to keep them under control.
For almost three decades, Statewatch has reported on, analysed and fought against attempts by the EU and national governments to snoop further and further into our private lives – from the surveillance and retention of telecommunications data; to the profiling of travellers, tourists and migrants; and plans to create vast, centralised databases of sensitive biometric data. Continue reading
1 May 2020 — True Publica
By Rob Woodward – TruePublica: Britain’s NHS has become the latest target for big tech to stick its money funnel into and harvest our most personal and private data. It was bad enough that the state illegally and secretly stole our privacy, captured our secrets, recorded our conversations, filmed our private moments, took images of our children and invited in the biggest crooks on the planet to exploit the swag. But now, there’s a plan to capitalise, abuse, manipulate and profit from our physical and mental vulnerabilities.
26 April 2020 — True Publica
By TruePublica: Back in 2016 – TruePublica wrote: “One should wonder where the universal surveillance system dubbed the ‘snoopers charter’ being installed by Britain’s government is heading for eventually. Recently described by Edward Snowden in tweets as the “most intrusive and least accountable surveillance regime in the West” and its “a comprehensive record of your private activities, the activity log of your life.” It should really make you ask that question – where is it heading?
7 December 2019 — The Guardian
Data about millions of NHS patients has been sold to US and other international pharmaceutical companies for research, the Observer has learned, raising new fears about America’s growing ambitions to access lucrative parts of the health service after Brexit.
18 September 2019 — True Publica
This article is part of a series dedicated to a significant and wide-reaching BigBrotherWatch publication focusing on state surveillance that has been largely ignored by the mainstream media. Today, it is a very serious worry that our entire mechanism of democracy is being undermined by excessive and uncontrolled state surveillance. This disproportionate obsession by the government inhibits the fundamental ability of campaigners such as human rights activists, civil liberty experts and even local non-violent protestors to exercise their rights and has the potential to stall social change.
14 September 2019 — True Publica
This article is part of a series we are publishing from the ‘State of Surveillance’ report written by BigBrotherWatch, the civil liberties organisation. Much of the mainstream media have completely ignored its findings. Regular readers of TruePublica know we have published many reports and articles over the last four years relating to state surveillance (database) as we regard it to be a crucial battleground of our civil liberty. Today, it is a very serious worry that our entire mechanism of democracy is being undermined by excessive and uncontrolled state surveillance. This disproportionate obsession by the government and its agencies inhibits the fundamental ability of democratic rights to be exercised and amply demonstrates the thin ground Britain’s democracy stands on.
1 July 2019 — Open Rights Group
The first half of 2019 has been strong for Open Rights Group (ORG). We have taken positive steps in challenging exploitative online advertising practices and protecting digital privacy. We are also getting ready for our biggest ever ORGCon London event taking place in less than two weeks!
17 June 2019 — Statewatch
Also available as a pdf file: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2019/jun/email-17-6-19.pdf
Analysis: The Commission and Italy tie themselves up in knots over Libya by Yasha Maccanico.
14 June 2019 — Verso Books
[Bridle’s book, ‘The New Dark Age‘, is a scary and absolutely essential book to read if you want to know where capitalism is taking us, unless we stop them. WB]
Despite the apparent accessibility of digital information, we’re living in a new Dark Age. In these videos, James Bridle explores colonial cabling, the distributing lack of neutrality in artificial intelligence, and conspiracy theories and the internet. Watch all the videos.