Archives for February 18, 2015

Destructive Centralization of Global Security

US hosts anti-extrem­ism sum­mit after glob­al ter­ror attacks … The US has opened a three-day sum­mit on coun­ter­ing vio­lent extrem­ism. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from around the world are attend­ing the gath­er­ing, which fol­lows shoot­ing inci­dents in Den­mark, France and Aus­tralia. Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Biden said it was imper­a­tive to engage with immi­grants who may be rad­i­calised because […]

All the Creepy Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assump­tion that every sound you made was over­heard, and, except in dark­ness, every move­ment scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 None of us are per­fect. All of us bend the rules occa­sion­al­ly. Even before the age of over­crim­i­nal­iza­tion, when the most upstand­ing cit­i­zen could be count­ed on […]