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The Snooper’s Charter and what it is intended for

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has outlined the aims of a draft version of the Investigatory Powers Bill, also known as the Snooper’s Charter, which is presently being scrutinised in parliament. The bill is an attempt to introduce the first comprehensive British surveillance law of the digital era; the legislation is intended to overhaul existing…

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Global roundup 360: 20th October

American politician admits making animal sacrifice Ollie Watts It has been discovered that a candidate running to be a member of the United States Senate for Florida once killed a goat and drank its blood as part of a pagan ceremony. In 2013, Augustus Sol Invictus, whose name means ‘majestic unconquered sun’ in Latin, spent…

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Human rights in Saudi Arabia: the case of Ali Mohammed Al- Nimr

Ali Mohammad Al-Nimr is a name which has rapidly spread around social media in recent weeks, accused of participating in anti-governmental protests in Saudi Arabia in 2011. State media have disclosed how Al- Nimr was found guilty of a series of crimes, most notably sedition (overt conduct that tends toward uprising against the established order), breaking…

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