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Thousands of people defied Wonga's attempt at censorship and defended their right to free speech online.

#censorshipoftheinternet #censorship #PPUK  
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The packet capture shown in these new NSA slides shows internal database replication traffic for the anti-hacking system I worked on for over two years. Specifically, it shows a database recording a user login as part of this system:

http://googleblog.blogspot.ch/2013/02/an-update-on-our-war-against-account.html

Recently +Brandon Downey, a colleague of mine on the Google security team, said (after the usual disclaimers about being personal opinions and not speaking for the firm which I repeat here) - "fuck these guys":

https://plus.google.com/108799184931623330498/posts/SfYy8xbDWGG

I now join him in issuing a giant Fuck You to the people who made these slides. I am not American, I am a Brit, but it's no different - GCHQ turns out to be even worse than the NSA.

We designed this system to keep criminals out. There's no ambiguity here. The warrant system with skeptical judges, paths for appeal, and rules of evidence was built from centuries of hard won experience. When it works, it represents as good a balance as we've got between the need to restrain the state and the need to keep crime in check. Bypassing that system is illegal for a good reason.

Unfortunately we live in a world where all too often, laws are for the little people. Nobody at GCHQ or the NSA will ever stand before a judge and answer for this industrial-scale subversion of the judicial process. In the absence of working law enforcement,  we therefore do what internet engineers have always done - build more secure software. The traffic shown in the slides below is now all encrypted and the work the NSA/GCHQ staff did on understanding it, ruined.

Thank you Edward Snowden. For me personally, this is the most interesting revelation all summer.
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Sutton Council was giving grants to community groups for "public realm" projects. So how did the local pub get £5000 to spruce up its car park?

#localgov   #sutton   #pb   
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Steve Jobs said, "People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” So why do planners keep asking people what they'd like to see? Scott Doyon believes it's time to dig deeper.
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TeaCamp Today is all about  UK GovCamp13 and social media first aid

Venue: Cafe Zest, 2nd floor, House of Fraser, Victoria St, London, SW1E 6QX

4pm – 4.30pm : people arrive, have a chat and a cup of tea
4.30 – 4.45pm: Steph will talk about UK GovCamp 13
4.45pm – 5pm: Maz will talk about his social media first aid kit

5pm – 6pm: discussion with everyone, and chance for other people to talk about work they are doing

Steph Gray @lesteph will talk about UK GovCamp 2013 #UKGC13  http://ukgc13.eventbrite.com/  http://www.helpfultechnology.com/helpful-blog/

Maz Nadjm @mazi @somazi will talk about his new social media first aid which he will share with everyone  http://www.somazi.com/blog/ 4pm – 6pm Thu 10 Jan – just turn up, no need to book


Just turn up at Cafe Zest from 4pm on the day, you don’t need to book a place in advance and it is open to everyone. It is in the corner of the cafe and very informal and friendly. If you are coming for the first time or on your own, ask for Mark or Jane and we will introduce you to some teacampers.
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Remembering what Remembrance is -- and isn't -- about.

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Thanks for writing this, it needed to be said.
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Tesco is installing face-scanning cameras and advertising screens in all its UK petrol stations. I wrote about the privacy implications for the Guardian.
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Have a listen to the new Nick Cave album.
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A Chrome extension to save PDFs, images and screenshots (including full web pages) straight to Google Drive. Really useful.
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Performed a quick search, but couldn't find anything about this...

You can reorder the icons to the very left (ie. Home, Communities, Profile, Explore, etc. etc.) by simply dragging and dropping them!
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