This Monday, Twitter released it’s first ever transparency report. It revealed that just in the first six months of 2012, they’ve received more demands from governments for user data, than all of last year. And surprise, surprise, the United States made up the majority of the 849 requests, with a whopping 679. Alyona talks to Salon’s Glenn Greenwald about the growing surveillance state and what can be done about it.
Someone had the bright idea that it would be okay to put CCTV in the children’s restrooms at Ruskin Sports College in Crewe. Last week, the Chronicletold how the Crewe school has fitted the cameras by the sinks and at the entrances to the male and female bathrooms as a preventative measure against vandalism. Parents have reacted angrily to the fact they were not told before the cameras were installed, but the school says they will not be switched on until parents have been consulted. Concerns were also raised that despite these assurances, the […]
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In the UK, the chances are you’re being watched. It has more CCTV cameras per person than almost any other nation on earth. And now the government is planning to cast its intrusive eye over online activity, phone calls and text messages, all under the guise of an anti-terror law. And as RT’s Ivor Bennett reports it’s the taxpayer who may well pay in more ways than one.