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February 21, 2017

'How the UK government can hack your personal data'

From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government. New invasive legislation has been dubbed by critics as one of the...

Starving UK: record number of Brits in food poverty

In the last 50 years, we have observed a number of subtle, yet substantial revolutions in the way we approach our choices over food. One of the earliest revolutions saw us shift from shopping little and often with local producers – and investing in ...

Huge increase in Russia's 'censorship' of Twitter content

Twitter has released its latest transparency report which shows that the number of the Kremlin's requests to take down content grew more than 25-fold in the second half of 2015, compared to reports from previous periods.According to Twitter, ...

'Britain's rise in protests with much more to come'

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and the austerity agenda that followed, the year 2011 is widely viewed as the peak of protest and dissent. It was the year of the Arab Spring, Occupy, UK Uncut, indignados, urban riots and anti-austerity and t ...

Refugee status in Britain 'can make you homeless'

The horrors of being an asylum seeker in the UK are well documented. You're stripped of any purposeful activity, be it work or volunteering. If destitute, as most are, you are reduced to a bare £36.62 a week to live and feed yourself and your fa ...

Bloggers in Russia forced to register with the state

Russian President Vladimir Putin is tightening his grip on the internet one new restriction at a time.The latest regulation is a law he signed on Monday that will require popular online bloggers to register with the government by August 1. It also classif ...

Your private medical records 'for sale' in the UK

The government’s recent announcement that private companies are to be given access to patient data for the princely sum of £1.00 is just the latest attack on the principles of patient confidentiality in the interests of commerce, writes Robert ...

'How the UK government can hack your personal data'

From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government. New invasive legislation has been dubbed by critics as one of the most extreme surveillance laws ever passed in a democracy. ...

UK election alert: You'll never get rid of the Lib Dems

Thinking of voting in the 2015 General Elections? Think again, as your vote will not get rid of the Liberal Democrats (Lib Dems) from the Cabinet.Whichever way you vote in the 2015 elections, you will get the Lib Dems.“It’s almost akin to gett ...