Archive for August, 2011

Groundswell against Lawful Access gathering

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

One of the outcomes of Cyber-Surveillance in Everyday Life was the formation of a group of scholars, civil rights advocates and privacy experts determined to do something about the lawful access legislation contained in the Conservatives’ omnibus crime bill. Our opening public event, entitled (Un)Lawful Access: Cyber-Surveillance, Security & Civil Liberties, featured a panel discussion […]

Smart thoughts on the London Riots + one dumb journo

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

There’s been a lot of reactionary claptrap on the London Riots, exemplified in the clip above – an interview conducted by a mainstream media drone. Here’s some of the more intelligent stuff I’ve read: Shoplifters of the World Unite! – I expected nothing less of Žižek Feral Capitalism Hits the Streets – David Harvey elaborates […]