Tags: police state

evil geeza

And another thing...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/03/ripa-decryption_keys_power/ - It's now illegal for you not to supply encryption keys. Funny thing is that if someone encrypts something using a key that they are pretending is yours, you're still legally liable to produce it. Isn't that cool?!

There was a very good pictorial produced by Stand many years ago that I'm trying to find that highlights how stupid this law is.

As always, if you've done nothing wrong, you've got nothing to fear. Keep repeating that. It may become true at some point.
evil geeza

Yay! More torture!

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=15archive/&entry_id=9952 - Happy days for the CIA... Not so happy days for anyone they decide to lock up without reason or trial indefinatly. Still, who cares?! Apparently it'll make Americas safer and, if you've done nothing wrong, you have nothing to fear! (Which is why all criminal trials end in a conviction because no one makes mistakes when accusing others of wrong doings)
evil geeza

Police state

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article1129827.ece - A very interesting (although somewhat verbose) article about how personal freedoms and liberties have been slowly and subtly taken away from us by Blair over the past 9 years. It's a long old read, but defiantly worth a read if you've got the time.

While reading it I was struck by a thought: We are lead to believe that Joe Terrorist wants to destroy our way of life. It seems to me that with all that we've had to surrender as citizens of this country and all the liberties we stand to loose in the future due to the 'terrorist threat', our government is effectively supporting the terrorist cause that they seek to eliminate.
evil geeza

America: Land of the free [press] ?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5119394.stm - "Some right-wing politicians have even called for the New York Times' editors to be charged with treason." If it wasn't such a sorry state of affairs I'd LMAO, but sadly, things are proper fucked up over there right now so all I'll do is shake my head and file it under 'unsurprising'.

Addendum: The following quote got me thinking:

Mr Bush said the disclosure had made it "harder to win this war on terror".

In order to 'win' something, surely there must be some kind of goal. I wonder what exactly the goal of the war on terror is in the eyes of Bush and if it is in any way possible. (i.e. if it's as simple as "stop all terrorists everywhere" then it seems like a bit of a fools errand)
evil geeza

It'll probably help fight 'terror' or something

http://www.roanoke.com/editorials/wb/wb/xp-68154 - I find all this fascinating. At the hight of the cold war (something that the war on terror has been likened too), Russia and other communist bloc countries such as Poland used to spy on its citizens without a care in the world... And as the world turns, the country that wants to do the spying now has changed.
evil geeza

Big Brother's on his way

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4862556.stm - If you want a passport past 2010 then don't be surprised if you get your fingerprints taken like a common criminal. Don't worry though, ID cards are still going to be opt in... Only you'll still have to pay for one even if you opt out...

Yup... Fucking crazy...

Here comes the police state.

Mr Clarke also announced that ID cards would be made compulsory if Labour wins the next election.

I wont be voting labour next time around just on the strength of that.