Feb 24 2015 12:42PM
Five reasons to care about mass surveillance
'Every border you cross, every purchase you make, every call you dial, every cell phone tower you pass, friend you keep, article you write, site you visit… is in the hands of a system whose reach is unlimited but whose safeguards are n...
Oct 10 2014 3:31PM
Meet 'citizen four' and learn why we should fear mass surveillance
In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was several years into the making of a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America. She started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as ‘citizen four’, wh...
Jul 23 2014 4:19PM
The great social media crackdown
Reading this from North Korea? No? Didn’t think so. The big weird world of the interweb is completely off limits for the average North Korean. In many countries, a blog like this one would be considered way too risky for public circula...
Jul 15 2014 4:11PM
Drip drip drip - how debate about our right to privacy was drowned out by the sound of reshuffling
Oh the irony that social media users are currently so distracted by the Prime Minister’s chess board manoeuvring of Ministers ahead of next year’s election, that they aren’t talking about a law (being debated today) which would justify...
Jul 14 2014 9:52AM
The problem with the secret service – is the secrecy
Today the British intelligence agencies and the Ministers responsible for them will be under the spotlight in a historic case to determine whether mass communications surveillance is lawful. Thanks to the revelations of whistle-blower...
Mar 20 2014 12:00PM
Don't spy on us
Are you sitting comfortably? If you are reading this blog, the chances are you are using an electronic device - a computer, a mobile phone, or possibly a tablet. You may be sat in the comfort of your own home, be at work, in a café or...
Dec 9 2013 2:00PM
You have no unread messages: Why Amnesty is taking action over surveillance concerns
Orwell was right. Big Brother is watching you. Every word you type online and every site you visit is being observed, and currently your only way to put a stop to that is to log off. In June the US whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed...
Aug 21 2013 6:47PM
The David Miranda and Guardian rows: What to read
Storify by Amnesty UK Wed, Aug 21 2013 10:44:46 0 0 The David Miranda & Guardian rows: what to read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Linkedin Share by email As the David Miranda row continues, a lot has been...
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