UK hysteria over 'Islamist' threat is fuelling race hate
Britain's panicked take on 'Islamists' has enabled the spread of racism and emboldened the far-right UKIP party
Once again, the British press is panicking over the "Islamists" that are apparently lurking with malicious intent on every street corner in the UK.
A few days ago a bug was found in some common infrastructure used throughout the internet which meant that more or less no site was secure to the bug. It is known as the Heartbleed bug. (further simplified details via BBC News)
An attacker aware of the bug could more or less hack anything on the net including government/tax portals and all banks to social networks to email providers to shopping sites. From the BBC News link:
Security expert Brue Schneier described it as "catastrophic". "On the scale of one to 10, this is an 11."
New report details 'McCarthy-like' police surveillance and discrimination against the Muslim community.
London, United Kingdom - Muhammad still does not know for sure why British counter-terrorism police came to the door of his east London home shortly before dawn one morning in March 2012.
It was 5:30am on the day of Muhammad and his wife's third wedding anniversary. The couple's two young children were sleeping in their cots, and his elderly parents were also visiting.
"My mum woke me up, saying: 'There are police at the door. Get up! Get up!' My wife grabbed her headscarf and we all went into the living room," Muhammad told Al Jazeera, requesting only his first name be used for legal reasons.
It has been known that webcams are easy to hack and any privacy conscious individual should put a piece over the webcam build into their laptops.
Criminals have been known to hack into webcams etc.
But now we know that the government has been watching the world's webcams on a massve scale. According to a report in The Guardian based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden, The UK GCHQ has been monitoring Yahoo on a massive scale. In one 6 month period they took/obtained pictures of 1.8 million people. None of this was targetted at criminals or potential terrorists. They simply spied on everyone.
A confirmation that probably goes beyond most conspiracy theories and conspiracy films - but it is true.