Privacy

President Obama commutes Manning's sentence after dealing blow to privacy

Tuesday, 17 January, 2017 - 22:15

As one of the final acts of his final term as Commander-in-Chief, President Obama announced today that he would be commuting Chelsea Manning's sentence, bringing forward her release following a 35-year sentence from 2045 to May 17th this year, as well as organising for the responsibility of her incarceration to no longer sit under the purview of the Department of Defence. Whilst incarcerated by the department, Chelsea has been prevented from seeing any surgeons to discuss sexual reassignment, and is still held to male military standards.

David Elston : #SnoopersCharter / IPBill

A simple introduction to the #SnoopersCharter/IP Bill in this Youtube video.

Chris Monteiro : Future Artefacts - Future Piracy – Appropriation and Production

Our very own Chris Monteiro speaks with Future Artefacts to discuss the future of copyright, piracy, production and appropriation in this video.

Pirates needed to oppose Snoopers Charter

Tuesday, 1 November, 2016 - 23:00

The two largest parties in our government are clearly content with Theresa May's vision of a country that watches everyone. Meanwhile, the Lib Dems and Greens are proving to be ineffective at making a convincing case to stop or considerably restrict what the Investigatory Powers Bill can do.

We in the Pirate Party have been warning of the erosion of our civil liberties in this bill and ones just like it for years. It is why a Pirate voice is needed more than ever at all levels of government.

Snooper for PM

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Despite the zombie IP Bill (Snooper's Charter) being knocked back to the depths from whence it came repeatedly, Teresa May's dark magic managed to revive the bill time and time again. Sadly the lack of opposition from Labour helped facilitate this bill and now it's creator is set to be our next Prime Minister.


Her coronation to PM is a sad day for privacy advocates. While our ISPs will be keeping hordes of data on us, Teresa May will get to decide as she leads the country into paranoia and a lack of privacy what to use that data for.

Opinion: infer ad Infinitum

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Danfox Davies / Southampton / 15.1.2016

 

“A wise man knows that confidentiality equals profit” - The 30th Ferengi Rule of Acquisition, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

 

Danfox Davies : The Genetic Grinch Scenario

(or How Gene Patent Trolls Stole Your Food)

This article is made of a few different parts. The first is a hypothetical dystopian scenario, but one very much rooted in our lives and perfectly possible trajectories of trends. Company names and product names mentioned are used only as EXAMPLES in that part of the article, and no bias or prediction of actual corporate actions or combinations is intended. The fact that I have to say this makes some of my point for me.

The second deals with the present in the USA, and places the reader in the position of an American plains arable farmer, finishing with a mild dipping of toes into conspiracy conjecture.

The third compares the direction of the GMO food industry with that of pharmaceutical firms and puts it against the backdrop of TTIP/TPP/TISA negotiation.

The fourth explains more reasons why banning GMOs will not help.

The fifth is to say you should decide what you CAN do, and makes suggestions.

YOU WOULDN'T STEAL A LUNCH

Classified Classifieds

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Disclaimer: the following is quite train-of-thought, so apologies in advance if it doesn't make enough sense.

 

Privacy Campaigners Smeared by ISC

Friday, 13 March, 2015 - 16:30

In a recent report by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), MPs singled out privacy campaigners by selectively quoting evidence that seemingly implies an indifference toward terrorism.

The inquiry was tasked to investigate the impact intrusive surveillance activities has on privacy. It was sparked after whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed US and UK mass surveillance programmes and detailed extensive internet and phone surveillance.

Pirate Party Leader, Loz Kaye said:

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