James Blessing of the Internet Service Providers Association on the ‘Snooping’ Bill

It’s easy to be critical of legislation that proposes to monitor vast swathes of our internet usage, and we are. It’s less simple, however, to understand exactly what the anticipated ‘snooping’ bill will actually demand of ISPs, and how feasible it will be to meet those...

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Pressure on full body scanners mounting in US

Our intrepid author actually experienced a full body scanner for the first time about ten days ago, at London Heathrow. Selection of passengers for body scanning is supposedly carried out on a random basis in the UK, although we feel bound to note that there did seem to be a certain...

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Full body scanners; this is getting silly!

We’re impressed. The lunacy that is the installation and operation of full body scanners at airports around the world has hit a pitch even we doubted was possible. American news channels report that a TSA undercover agent successfully concealed a gun in her underwear and passed through...

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Standards of liberty, or equal violation under the law?

Perhaps because America is such a world leader in the paranoid pursuit of ‘security’ at all costs, it also seems to be a breeding ground for a number of dissenting voices. This thoughtful and cogent piece from Joel Cohen (no, not that Joel Cohen) illustrates a key way in which we...

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