Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

31 August 2013
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What’s special about it?

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The decision by parliament not to support immediate military action against Syria has led to much speculation about how this will affect the so-called “special relationship” we have with the US. Most of which is utter guff. The special relationship … Continue reading

27 August 2013
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Those Facebook government requests, in full

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As reported in the media, Facebook has published data on the number of requests it has had for user information by government agencies around the world. The full list is online at Facebook, but it’s on a page that you … Continue reading

20 August 2013
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What the government should have said in response to David Miranda’s detention

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There’s been a lot of comment on the web about the detention at Heathrow of David Miranda, the partner of Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald. Whether questioning him was necessary or not is still a matter of debate, but it seems … Continue reading