“The Prime Minister said introducing new rules for cyberspace would ‘deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online’ and that technology firms were not currently doing enough. The intervention comes after the introduction of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 – dubbed the ‘Snooper’s Charter’ – which expands the powers of spying agencies and the Government over the internet.” Continue reading

“Theresa May is planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the internet works, allowing the government to decide what is said online. The government intends to introduce huge restrictions on what people can post, share and publish online. The plans will allow Britain to become ‘the global leader in the regulation of the use of personal data and the internet’, the manifesto claims. It comes just soon after the Investigatory Powers Act came into law. That legislation allowed the government to force internet companies to keep records on their customers’ browsing histories, as well as giving ministers the power to break apps like WhatsApp so that messages can be read.” Continue reading

“Steve Cook is a prime example of a mid-twentieth century mindset trapped in an era of evolving understanding of human nature and criminal justice. The AP continues by reporting that, at the behest of Cook, the ‘DOJ’s new policy encouraging harsher punishments for criminals is now turning his attention to hate crimes, marijuana and the ways law enforcement seizes suspects’ cash and property’.” Continue reading

“The massive US arms deal with Saudi Arabia signed last month by President Trump is continuing to drive up arms makers’ stock, though at present the exact dollar values for specific companies are a matter of some speculation. These companies and other well-connected US arms makers are all expected to make quite a bit of money off this new arms deal with Saudi Arabia, as well as more money off of President Trump’s planned military spending increases. As the chance of peace suddenly breaking out looks more and more remote, the arms makers are expected to continue raking in money hand over fist.” Continue reading

“The Islamophobes see themselves as politically incorrect truth-tellers; as bold and blunt opponents of the radicals and the extremists. The reality is that they are the accomplices, the unpaid agents, of those very same radicals and extremists. Every terrorist needs a Katie Hopkins. It is one of the great ironies of our time — those who shout loudest about the threat posed by ISIS are often the biggest propagandists for ISIS.” Continue reading