✍ Explaining Freedom

Geeks Vote Too logoWith two weeks to the UK parliamentary elections, digital liberty issues are still almost completely missing from the UK political debate, despite the fact there are so many of them. The political debate is anodyne and assumes its consumers – for consumption, not engagement, is the order of the day – wouldn’t understand that word. I looked through all the major party manifestos and found almost no mention of:

  • the Digital Economy Act and its consequences for WiFi availability and internet filtering,
  • the consequences of widespread data triangulation precipitated by surveillance,
  • the need for open data formats and not just “open data”,
  • the reasons why the publication of the ACTA draft doesn’t clear up many concerns despite the people behind it claiming there are no problems.

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