Still awaiting justice / Features / Home – Morning Star

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/content/view/full/94291

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“Why haven’t they been able to access key CCTV footage from the night?” is precisely the sort of question which would be unnecessary under Trusted Surveillance. Why? Because under Trusted Surveillance, Citizens are innocent until proven guilty, Authority is Guilty Until Proven Innocent.

It, therefore, doesn’t matter if they cannot produce the evidence. From the moment they took the victim into custody, they are – under the principles of Trusted Surveillance – obliged to record and audit every second of that custody. The reasons for their initial suspicion, the discussion leading to the decision to arrest, the arrest itself and a continuous multi-sensory log of the period of custody would all be stored and accessible on demand by a Jury.

Witholding the data would be a criminal offence with minimum sentence equivalent to whatever offence they were allegedly prosecuting. That would incentivize the proper recording of their behaviour. Eliminate the corruption made possible by the illicit power relations within society and we can move on to a climate in which rational social decision making at least becomes possible…

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David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization | Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_mccandless_the_beauty_of_data_visualization.html

If you haven’t, watch this…

ACLU to Spy on Echelon

http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/1999/11/32586

good luck with that!

Information Warfare, I-War, IW, C4I, Cyberwar

http://www.psycom.net/iwar.1.html

useful looking portal for cyberwarfare related matters

Hospital whistle-blower awarded 1.2m compensation over sacking – Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7970365/Hospital-whistle-blower-awarded-1.2m-compensation-over-sacking.html

whistleblowers are an absolutely vital part of Trusted Surveillance and our battle against the authoritarians. Awards like this give a tremendous confidence boost to future heroes and a major and well deserved kick in the bollocks to the bureacrats…

Asil Nadir trial could be prosecutorial nightmare, warn experts | Business | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/aug/26/asil-nadir-trial-fraud-allegations

another example of how money can buy your way out of trouble. Note how he’s even managed to persuade Customs officials to give him a private clearing procedure on board a privately chartered Airbus – just so he can avoid the media. Joe Public barely notices…

Inside the DEAs War Against Mexican Cartels – Fox News Video – FoxNews.com

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4316122/inside-the-deas-war-against-mexican-cartels?playlist_id=86925

Good to see the DEA has such a firm grip on reality. Their opponents on the Mexican side of the war are “the most evil criminals in the world”. Presumably this moral relativism includes the ethical assessment of those who recruit and condition suicide bombers; predatory paedophiles, child and adult sex slave traffickers, and those corporations who sell polluted or substandard drugs to the third world after losing their licence to sell the poisons to us. And none of these, apparently, are quite as evil as the Mexican Drug Cartels. How so? Well those others aren’t targeting DEA personnel, so that might have prejudiced her obviously well informed evaluation. And, of course, and they’re “peddling poison” into the US, where millions of misinformed customers are lapping it up, utterly unaware of the terrible harm that 45,000 tons of weed must be doing them. As we know from these government funded studies