Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

Learning from Stephen Sutton

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Practically everyone plugged in to some form of social media will have heard of Stephen Sutton, the 19 year old teenage cancer fundraiser who died earlier today. It’s very sad news for his family and friends, and for everyone who followed his story. His life was short, but he set an exemplary example of altruism. It […]

The total surveillance state is a nightmare waiting to happen

by Michael Meacher.

Why are apparently so few people worried that a state employee can now select on a computer any item in their individual make-up – their address, phone, mobile, email, passport number, credit card number (any of them), any of their logins to a web service, etc. – and can thus access the content of their […]

Review: Cybersexism by Laurie Penny

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Misogyny. No other word can capture the avalanche of abuse that was heaped upon Caroline Criado-Perez, Stella Creasy, Mary Beard and other women just under a month ago. It was frightening and disturbing. Misogyny, after all, is one of those things official society thought was dealt with in the dim and distant. If women marched […]

Internet activism, politics and protest

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

I just want to make some points about this article by Joe Rivers that has appeared on the New Statesman website. Despite its title, ‘Let’s stop pretending internet activism is a real thing’, it’s not really about that at all. I can only assume it was subbed with that heading to pick up a few Facebook likes and retweets […]

Leveson should not apply to the not-for-profit blogosphere

by Jon Lansman.

Mark Ferguson raises an important issue which has been neglected in the last minute deal-making and it is important albeit not what most politicians are currently hacked-off about — on the important question of whether the deal meets the requirement of adequate statutory backing see the Spectator or Labour List, although be warned that they […]

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