Police Caught Spying on Journalists to Uncover Source of Leaks

Despite the federal government promising that more broadly-reaching law enforcement agencies in Canada are not currently spying on the press, the guarantee is hardly comforting.

The French Citizens Win Another Battle Against Police State Argument

The people of France have finally had a win. President François Hollande has renounced his decision to amend the constitution with a permanent State of Emergency and deprivation of nationality laws. “After the terrible attacks of 13 November, I addressed the Congress in Versailles and I presented to Parliament the decisions that I felt needed…

Wearing an Anonymous Mask Will Get You Arrested

A man in an Anonymous mask, who was sitting peacefully was harangued by police and arrested. All caught on camera, bystanders who recorded the event with a multitude of witnesses yelled out that he did nothing wrong or illegal. The incident took place in the House Gallery during the Maricopa County hearing regarding the suspected…

Pre-Crime Unit in China to be Established

Minority Report’s Pre-Crime is no longer a work of fiction. The Communist Party in China are working closely with state-run defence contractors, China Electronics Technology Group, to develop a software program that will collate citizens’ everyday behaviour and pre-determine terrorist acts before they occur. Data collated will include hobbies, jobs, consumption habits, unorthodox behaviour and…

Hashtag in Protest and Twitter may Monitor You

It’s a page out of Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report and perhaps slightly Orwellian. A new paper has been published on the patterns of protest and the likelihood of a person protesting via Twitter behaviour. The paper, by researchers Suhas Ranganath and Fred Morstatter, is part of a $750,000 grant funded by the Office of…

The RFID Australian. Following in Big Brother’s Footsteps

RFID chips. We already have them in our credit cards, so the argument is: why not in our hands? Is it the mark of the beast, as some claim? Is this where Big Brother tightens his cold grasp? Or is this the way through the next phase of our technological era? Regardless, the RFID is…

Good or Bad, the Militarization of our Police has Arrived

The militarization of domestic law enforcement has been an ongoing topic of debate since the Snowdens and the Assanges of this world blew the lid on the government’s ability to spy on Citizen X. Now, The Intercept have claimed to have obtained a catalogue documenting several otherwise unknown devices used by federal departments to lock-in…