Robert Fisk: Now we know. America really doesnt care about injustice in the Middle East. – Robert Fisk, Commentators – The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-now-we-know-america-really-doesnt-care-about-injustice-in-the-middle-east-2146971.html

Fisk providing a welcome review of some of the bits that aren’t being publiciced anywhere else. Why d’you suppose that is?…

EDITORIAL: Big Sister’s police state – Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/nov/16/big-sisters-police-state/

I agree, of course. But where was this fascist rag during the Police State expansion implemented by the Neocon Bush regime?

BBC outrage 2018 bid team: FIFA top brass accused by Panorama of taking bribes | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1334272/BBC-outrage-2018-bid-team-FIFA-brass-accused-Panorama-taking-bribes.html

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I’m amazed that no-one at the beeb has made the connection between Panorama’s revelations and Wikileaks.

The plain truth is that there can be no case for suppressing evidence of corrupt practice, particularly when the guilty parties are involved in a current decision.

And precisely the same argument applies to the somewhat more serious revelations made by Wikileaks in respect of Governments.

Authoritarians always try to justify their untrammelled surveillance of the citizens while making passionate defences of their own need to operate behind a screen.

This is why more and more of us are coming to understand that while Citizens should retain the right to remain Innocent until Proved Guilty, the only way to ensure true accountability is to introduce the new principle that Authority should be considered Guilty until proved Innocent. That is the real significance of both Wikileaks and Panorama…

Inventor only entitled to share of employers actual patent earnings • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/29/inventor_patent_earnings/

inventors, take note

Browser add-on updated to slaughter Firesheep • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/23/https_everywhere_update/

strongly recommended for ALL users…

MP wants age verification for net smut • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/24/isp_age_opt_in_uk/

another fuckwit authoritarian trying to restrict porn access via the isps – which amounts to an instruction to isps to “know” when their customers are accessing porn. What a dildo…

Parent-thwarting bypass tool takes kids to internet badlands • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/24/parental_control_bypass_malware_scam/

I smell a large potential rodent. “Genuine” “cybercrooks” and malware sites are distressingly competent. This sounds incompetent. More like the kind of site an authoritarian might request if they wanted to garner support for kiddie controls – which can, of course, easily be morphed into adult controls…

Fugitive tech CEO settles backdating case with SEC for $53m • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/24/comverse_deal/

another handy example of how money bypasses the Justice system the rest of us have to suffer…

http://www.digitalbusstop.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Painter.jpg

my fave of the series…

Corporate Bullying: The Making of a Military State | BuzzFlash.org

http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/11930

I have to say this crystallises a certain negative feeling that’s been creeping up on me recently. The problems are getting worse, not better. The levels of psychosis in American society are now well beyond what any reasonable analysis would describe as safe. Even though I am safely here in the UK (where we’re still largely in the Neurotic rather than Psychotic stage), I feel a mounting dread that we are about to witness an implosion in the US of A and, if that happens, it aint just going to be a catastrophe for America, it will trigger the global collapse of economies and political systems and we’ll descend into a new dark age. Think I need some happy weed…

Practice makes safety: 20 agencies coordinate for mock Shasta Dam attack & Redding Record Searchlight

http://www.redding.com/news/2010/nov/17/practice-makes-safety/

I only wish that cannabis activists WERE that motivated (though I would still advise them against such crude attacks particularly if there was any risk of injuring innocent civilians). The sad truth is that if Cannabis consumers can’t be arsed to protest at three quarters of a million political prisoners, there’s no chance in hell of them getting their act together for the sake of one!

US man slips into perv scanner-busting undies • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/23/anti_tsa_undies/

I like it. If everyone wore garments or underwear incorporating material like this, the qunts would be forced to stop using their perverse naked scrutiny machines…

Network card rootkit offers extra stealth • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/23/network_card_rootkit/

ouch. We need a defence against this one pdq…

China-inspired charity aims to sex-down society • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/23/safermedia_dangers/

the authoritarians’ favourite target – Human Sexuality. If they had things their way, it would be banned…

Latest military-research boon: Game interface to rule them all • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/23/darpa_bionav/

a “fun” example of how we need the military to achieve “real” technological advances…