Monthly Archives: July 2007

Warned again, and again…

4.2million CCTV cameras – one for every 14 people in the country, 90 day detention, National Identity Register, ID Cards, ASBO’s, phone taps, email monitoring, ANPR, stop and search, 100 year DNA records, fingerprinting, NHS spine, children’s register, 266 rights … Continue reading

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US government wants blanket secret wire taps

The US government wants a blanket right to tap secretly all international phone calls and e-mails made and received by US citizens. In a letter to Congress in which he proposed changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Director of National Intelligence … Continue reading

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RFID vendors say new PASS cards insecure

Security and privacy advocacy groups and RFID vendors hit out at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s decision for using EPC UHF Gen 2 tags in IDs being developed as part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. All this was … Continue reading

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Is DEFRA diverting European grant money

This disturbing news item from the BBC tells of how DEFRA is cutting back the grant money for the upkeep and restoration of the British Canal system operated by British Waterways. As anyone who lives on or near a canal … Continue reading

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Lembit really IS liberal

Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik has been forced to welcome Gabriela Irimia's twin sister into his home. The politician was thrilled when fiancée Gabriela agreed to move in to his country cottage in Montgomeryshire, Wales. However, her mother Margit became … Continue reading

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summer Drink and Drug Driving Campaign

Meredydd Hughes, ACPO lead on roads policing and Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police said: “We know from our intelligence that drug use when driving is on the increase and a significant number of serious injuries are caused by drug … Continue reading

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Russia to claim North Pole as Russian territory

Russia has dispatched a submarine to the Arctic Ocean to plant a flag on the seabed of the ocean to claim the North Pole as its territory. Russia plans to plunge to the bottom of the sea in the next … Continue reading

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Is Technorati dying on its feet

Since the revamp of Technorati several months ago the service has been decidedly dodgy. There are thousands of blogs who can no longer claim their blogs, automatic ping's no longer seem to work, widgets are not recording links, post updates … Continue reading

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Flood chiefs REWARDED for FAILURE

Baroness Young, the Environment Agency quango’s chief executive, got a performance related bonus of about £24,000 on top of her £163,000 salary. A further eight executives, including the director of water management, shared in the “performance bonuses” handout last month. … Continue reading

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Terror missile found in London Docklands

POLICE closed streets near London's Canary Wharf financial district today after an unexploded terror missile was found on a construction site.  Bomb disposal experts were called in to make the missile safe after it was unearthed close to the east … Continue reading

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