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COMMENT | Technology and Terror

COMMENT | Technology and Terror

By Steve Hersee (@stevehersee) In the wake of the terrorist attack on Westminster bridge on 22 March 2017, the Daily Mail produced a front-page headline stating that Google was the ‘friend of terrorists’. The article described how it had taken the Mail just 2 minutes on Google to find a terror manual on how to … Continue reading

COMMENT | Encryption Tragedy: How the Security Dilemma is Poisoning Cyberspace

COMMENT | Encryption Tragedy: How the Security Dilemma is Poisoning Cyberspace

By Steve Hersee (@stevehersee) The British state often claim that encryption and other security measures are turning the Internet into a “dark and ungoverned space, which is in danger of becoming an anarchic haven for terrorists and criminals (Hogan-Howe, 2014; Cameron, 2015). Likewise, the Digital Rights Movement (DRM) claim that efforts to ‘undermine’ encryption and advanced security … Continue reading

COMMENT | Tweet-Deck Diplomacy

COMMENT | Tweet-Deck Diplomacy

By Nick Robinson In between the incessant daily tweeting of images of picturesque Russian skylines, Izbas submerged under vast amounts of snow, or cute Siberian wildlife, the Twitter account for the UK-Russian Embassy has—and not for the first time—been causing quite a stir in recent weeks, after a tweet visibly depicting outgoing US President Barack Obama as a “LAME” duck … Continue reading