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Google Wants To Put A Microchip In Your Brain

09 December 2013

  • Google believes it can ultimately fulfill people’s data needs by sending results directly to microchips implanted into its user’s brains. Research has already begun with such chips to help disabled people steer their wheelchairs.
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Surveillance State

piecemeal rearguard action vs a full-blown bill of rights: why we must forget the #snooperscharter

Cameron & Co are certainly showing their true colours.  From waiting on the death of a key witness, whose presence was much required in the much hobbled child sex abuse inquiry, to this weekend’s news about the return of the #snooperscharter, they aren’t half effectively managing their unhappy politics. 691 more words

Thinking Time

Ramping up state powers: the Terrorism Suppression Act since 2007

by Cameron Walker

The Terrorism Suppression Act 2002, brought in by Helen Clark’s Labour government, contains a number of wide provisions potentially criminalising support for legitimate national liberation movements and activism. 1,511 more words

New Zealand Politics

Illinois Says Rule-Breaking Students Must Give Teachers Their Facebook Passwords

  • School districts in Illinois are telling parents that a new law may require school officials to demand the social media passwords of students if they are suspected in cyberbullying cases or are otherwise suspected of breaking school rules.
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USA

New police radars can 'see' inside homes

  • At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside…
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USA

Citizenfour - Discussion

Citizenfour is a great documentary, maybe not in terms of movie making, but certainly in terms of the discussion it generates. If you’ve followed the case, then you’ve learned nothing new: Edward Snowden surreptitiously contacts Laura Poitras, the film’s director, and asks to meet. 901 more words

Jay