Archive for the Big Brother Category

Wiki Leaks show the US already had new pope on the radar at last conclave

Posted in Big Brother, Electronic surveillance on March 13, 2013 by John


Quantitative Easing Explained (As Cartoon)

Posted in Big Brother, Economics, Privacy with tags , , , on October 10, 2012 by John

Quantitative Easing Explained (As Cartoon) Viewer discretion advised, contains one or two swear words.

European Union

Posted in Big Brother, Economics, Electronic surveillance, Financial Freedom on August 10, 2012 by John

Great images of the people of Europe showing how we can unite behind  a common cause

European Union

People of Europe United in a common cause


Friends of Assange Strike Back

Posted in Big Brother, Privacy, Secrecy with tags , on December 8, 2010 by John

A group of internet activists or “Hacktivists” have organised denial of service attacks upon various corporate websites of groups which they feel are or have been acting against Julian Assange and the freedom of wiki-leaks

BBC News website article


Wikileaks suffer denial of service attack anyone surprised?

Posted in Big Brother, Financial Freedom, Nanny State, Privacy, Secrecy, Uncategorized with tags , , on December 3, 2010 by John

Freedom of speech is under pressure again,  I have found a couple of IP addresses for wikileaks – US cables site but things are changing quickly so try:

for updates or

which was working  at 10:12 am GMT 03-12-2010


Electronic Privacy Information Centre(EPIC) Submits Comments to Council of Europe on Profiling

Posted in Big Brother, Financial Freedom, Nanny State, Privacy, Secrecy on October 2, 2010 by John

On September 14, 2010 Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC) submitted comments regarding a proposed appendix to the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing Personal Data in the Context of Profiling. Better known as the Privacy Convention, the measure was adopted by the Council of Europe in June 2010 by the Consultative Committee of the Convention 108 for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data. The convention’s primary purpose is to strengthen data protection.

In its comments, EPIC urged the Committee to strengthen the legal protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal information in the context of profiling. EPIC addressed three issues from the draft recommendation that raised concern, including the absence of a definition for “Privacy Enhancing Technology” and the omission of “sex” as part of the definition of “Sensitive Data,” and the lack of a research framework to monitor profiling from the private and public sector. EPIC stated that individuals must be able to freely

exchange information without risk that improper profiles will be established and concluded that failure to protect the fundamental right of privacy thus adversely impacts the free flow of information.

EPIC strongly supports Council of Europe Convention 108, and has launched a campaign urging the United States Government to support the Council of Europe Privacy Convention. On January 28, 2010, twenty-nine members of the EPIC Advisory Board wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to urge that the United States begin the process of ratification of Council of Europe Convention 108.

As an advocate for the Madrid Privacy Declaration, EPIC acknowledged in its comments, that States must establish a comprehensive legal framework for privacy protection and an independent data protection authority that

aids in assessing any adverse effect in individual privacy. The Madrid Declaration reminds the European Union member countries and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development member countries of their obligations to protect the civil rights of their citizens under national constitutions and laws.

Epic news letter 01/10/10


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