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“No evidence of espionage” in the bizarre Kent bus stop story, but just to note: the proposed changes to the Official Secrets Acts would mean that journalists receiving documents like these could be jailed for up to 14 years for espionage. theguardian.com/uk-news/2021…
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"Global Covid surge creates fertile grounds for more dangerous variants" ft.com/content/f6a72bbb-e247…
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That the new Home Office proposals for a 'reform' (draconian toughening) of the Official Secrets Act rely on trust - this is not a good optic for the spooks.
Investigatory Powers Tribunal finds UK spy agencies unlawfully collected personal data bit.ly/2THOUpn via @computerweekly #IPT #BCD @privacyint @libertyhq #telecommunicationsact1984
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Interesting article from an insider confirming how these companies know full well how their tech is exploited & indeed intentionally sell to criminal states : “I worked at Israeli phone hacking firm Cellebrite. They lied to us” haaretz.com/israel-news/i-wo…
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Home Office consultation has now closed, but there is now increased media attention on the absence of a public interest defence. In its revised proposals on official secrets reform, the Law Commission supported introducing one, but (thus far) rejected by the government
Read the #NUJ submission to the Home Office on reforming official secrets and espionage laws nuj.org.uk/resource/nuj-call… #media #ethics
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What if UFOs are just billionaires from other planets?
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'Cower from'. What a dreadful, dreadful thing to write, particularly by a health secretary. Callous godawful gibberish.
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Meanwhile, in Morocco, journalists are subject to intense surveillance, as revealed by the #PegasusProject. You can find our investigation here. (3/3) forbiddenstories.org/pegasus…
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European Court of Human Rights: use of encrypted messaging for non-exclusive use of a terrorist organisation, is insufficient for suspicion of membership
Akgün c. Turquie, arrêt : Utilisation d’une messagerie cryptée à usage non exclusif d’une organisation terroriste, insuffisante pour un soupçon d’appartenance à celle-ci : violation bit.ly/3kxGmfK #ECHR #CEDH #ECHRlegalsummaries
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Consultation closes in 2 days >> “If editors and journalists and advocates of an open society do not highlight the dangers and call a halt, the current gung-ho, authoritarian approach of the 🇬🇧 gov’t could allow press freedom to be clamped into silence.” theguardian.com/commentisfre…
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#NUJ calls on media industry to respond to Home Office consulation on official secrets reform nuj.org.uk/resource/nuj-warn…
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- 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 - Global democracy under cyber attack. Follow along throughout the week. #PegasusProject
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This @guardian joint scoop looks to be the biggest communications surveillance story since @Snowden revelations. The scale of spying on journalists, human rights activists + others is shocking. The ease with which it can now be done - even more shocking. theguardian.com/news/series/…
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Stop what you're doing and read this. This leak is going to be the story of the year: (LINK: theguardian.com/world/2021/j…)
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