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Metrics of Domestic Security

  Dave Smith writing in the Guardian, 11 November 2014: ‘… The role of Netcu [National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit] was to spy on “domestic extremists”, which apparently includes union activists. Responses to freedom of information requests claim that not a single document from Netcu was transferred after the spying unit was subsumed into the Metropolitan police.”…

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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…  Carly Nyst in the Telegraph: “Destroying online freedom in the name of counter-terrorism will make the world a more dangerous place..Just as the trade off for a truly democratic society is that dissent, insecurity and even hatred…