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Metrics of Domestic Security

  The Amnesty website reports, ‘The IPT (Investigatory Powers Tribunal) admitted in a short email that GCHQ has been unlawfully intercepting and storing our communications. How could the IPT make such a fundamental error? How had they failed to notice for over a week? Why had our communications been under surveillance? When did this happen? How did…

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Terrorism Laws – crows come home to roost?

The misuse of Britain’s hastily conceived anti-terrorism/counter-terrorism laws and security regimes is now affecting society as a whole…  Joshua Rozenberg in the Guardian, 5th February 2015: Police will be forced to seek the permission of a judge if they want to retrieve the phone and email records of journalists. The ruling comes after the prime…