Ofcom are consulting on a new version of the Digital Economy Act’s ‘Initial Obligations Code’. But Ofcom and the Government have refused to create an exception for wifi providers. This could stifle wifi provision and target individuals unfairly. Now is your chance to tell them why the DEA is still bad news.
Now that all 5 committees of MEPs have rejected ACTA the likelihood is that the July 4 full plenary vote will kill it off. But now the secretive, multi-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement threatens the future of the internet’s global infrastructure.
London’s 2012 “most environmentally friendly ever” Olympics are sponsored by BP, Dow and Rio Tinto, but campaigning groups have been ignored by the Organising Committee LOCOG. Now you can ask your MP to support the Greenwash Gold early day motion.
@sparkyf1Does the scandal of Close Protection UK’s Jubilee stewards stranded at London Bridge without any facilities presage the use of forced voluntary labour for the Olympics, and expose the many inequities of Workfare schemes?
@acampadasolThe Spanish government is planning to criminalise anyone using the internet to organise street protests. Retweeting information on an event considered violent would be liable to 2 years imprisonment.
The NSA’s new Data Center in Utah is so vast it could enable the US to become an “Orwellian state”, claims whistleblower William Binney, and looks like the perfect model for the UK’s latest Big Brother mass surveillance scheme.
Despite vicious attacks by the Tories when in opposition and huge public protests, the ‘surveillance state’ has risen again with even more virulence. Who are the Big Brothers ever keen to turn the UK into Terry Gilliam’s Brazil?
The budget’s new tax relief cap will severely reduce charity income, and could prevent new charities setting up, handing even more of the third sector over to ‘social entrepreneurs’ and for-profit corporations.