Bigger Brother: Total Surveillance Comes To The UK

Watch this report from RT on the the potential Anti-terrorist spy plan which will monitor all UK citizens personal electronic communications including phone, text and social media accounts.

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The Internet, Technology, Politics & The Future

There is a lot to learn from the events that have been unfolding in England and it will be particularly interesting to see what roles the internet, technology, politics and community will play in this historic event.

Throughout the last few days we have seen a chaotic flood of real-time citizen journalism, reports extending from the hyper-local to the world community at large, all tuned in and sharing information. Social media and mobile technologies have played a big role and we’ve seen examples of these platforms being heavily used to coordinate the flow of information. Whether its been recording and uploading mobile photo, video and audio footage, groups dedicated to organizing clean up efforts, open-data community mapping of incidents, crowd sourced justice groups pointing out self-professed looters and individuals caught on surveillance cameras [CCTV] or identifying people via images using the same facial recognition technology that up until recently was mostly only looked as a social tagging tool.

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London Riots Coverage

Today marks the third day of rioting and clashes between people and the police in various neighborhoods around London. The unrest was sparked by an incident that led to the killing of a man, Mark Duggan last week by police. The details of the encounter are unclear but it is reported that it was an arrest attempt gone wrong and the officers were armed with Heckler & Koch submachine guns.

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WAR

Until that day…

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