surveillance

#MossadStoleMyShoe : When the other shoe drops

Recently Asghar Bukhari of MPACUK posted online that he had lost a shoe from him home. The twist was that he thought it was some sort of intimidation campaign by zionists who wanted to show that they could get to him,

The twittersphere exploded with ridicule from The Quilliam Foundation's Majid Nawaz who started a twitter hashtag "#MossadStoleMyShoe" to other zionists who found it easy to capitalise on this conspiracy theory.

Asghar Bukhari then followed this all up with his response where he stuck to his guns, stated that other activists have also suffered such things and even a former US senator who was pro Palestine documented such behaviour.

Naturally this has just increased the ridicule, exposing a level of paranoia that seems unreal.

Following allegations of "Cradle to the Grave" level mass spying on Muslims, how do you feel about the UK?

British and Proud
22% (16 votes)
British, working to improve the system
8% (6 votes)
Unwelcome "guest"
23% (17 votes)
Frenemy
15% (11 votes)
Other
32% (23 votes)
Total votes: 73

Aljazeera - " Surveilling UK Muslims 'cradle to grave' "

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.

To Protect and to Infect - or how all electronic communication is totally compromised

Interesting lectures by researchers on government and commercial spying/surveillance/hacking.

I think lecture 2 is more important than part 1 to watch... less technical, actually shows hardware etc in there and shows you how badly the internet and electronic communication is compromised.

The basic gist is one of total surveillance. They discuss specific products (I don't like Apple, so the apple bit is interesting)

(oh and btw, if you are reading this on a laptop with a camera, thats easy to hack. security conscious people should tape it over.)

Lecture 1:

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