Ukraine’s government puts on a bad show ahead of OSCE summit

Already devalued by its members’ current records on rights issues from surveillance to homophobia, the principles of the Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe will be further tested at its summit in Kiev this week, as demonstrators pack its streets and its Ukrainian hosts violently flout the body’s own guidelines on rights to peaceful protest and media freedom. … More Ukraine’s government puts on a bad show ahead of OSCE summit

Bug ’em all and let Echelon sort ’em out…

One I wrote earlier: Edward Snowden’s revelations are not new: Follows my 8 November 2001 article about a British-led campaign to allow the mass surveillance of the European public led by European officials, working since September 1995 to arm themselves with the power to access the communications records of Europe’s telephone and internet users – whether … More Bug ’em all and let Echelon sort ’em out…