Nov 8th 2011

Big Brother babysitting is no substitute for parenting

Last week, I was sent an article which suggested that the US’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) operations (or vehicle searches) was as effective a response to terrorism  as flying billion-dollar B-2 stealth bombers above shopping malls were in eliminating bear attacks. I commented how in Britain, we were slightly more measured in our response to […]

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Nov 4th 2011

The end of freedom online as we know it?

Writing on The Commentator, I highlight the links between a recent court case where BT was ordered to block a file sharing website with the growing calls for wider censorship of the internet. “As the legal question of protecting intellectual property and enforcing the criminal law becomes burred with the moral questions posed by the […]

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