Monthly Archive: October 2014

Hill has the appearance of a Communist; but his …

Hill has the appearance of a Communist; but his baggage which was searched by HM Customs, did not contain any subversive literature. MI5 spied on leading British historians for decades, secret files reveal | World news | The Guardian (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

In 2013, for example, court figures showed that of …

In 2013, for example, court figures showed that of the 2,100 intercept applications authorized in [United States] state-level investigations, in only 2 percent of the cases had communications been encrypted, and in just nine instances – or less than half a percent of the 2,100 – were they unable to be decrypted. How resistance to encryption jeopardizes journalism – Committee to Protect Journalists (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

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Whereas the utopia of equality contains a wealth of …

Whereas the utopia of equality contains a wealth of substantial and positive goals of social change, the utopia of the risk society remains peculiarly negative and defensive. Basically, one is no longer concerned with attaining something ‘good’, but rather with preventing the worst. The dream of the old society is that everyone wants and ought to have a share of the pie. The utopia of the risk society is that everyone should be spared from poisoning. (1986) BBC – Blogs – Adam Curtis – THE VEGETABLES OF TRUTH (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)

Hätten Sie gedacht, dass in Deutschland jährlich rund 200.000 …

Hätten Sie gedacht, dass in Deutschland jährlich rund 200.000 Menschen zwangsweise in der Psychiatrie untergebracht werden? Das sind ungefähr so viele Menschen, wie in Brandenburg und Thüringen AfD gewählt haben. Zwangseinweisung in die Psychiatrie – The European (View on gamamb.tumblr.com)