Social media links for US visa applicants

Trump administration to force US visa applicants to hand over social media details (Was optional the last couple of years, but will now be required.) https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/us-visa-application-social-media-accounts-details-esta-check-a8940381.html Nearly all travellers to the US will be required to produce details of social media accounts they have used in the previous five years, as well as present and … Continue reading Social media links for US visa applicants

Modem Router

I'm returning the shiny new modem-router the phone company sent me and have bought a new one over the counter instead. The phone company's modem came with a long contract that involved agreeing to all kinds of data collection. They can probably gather this anyway, but at least I don't have to agree to it. … Continue reading Modem Router

Resisting the normalization of surveillance by demonstrating that we care

In the coming weeks the UK will pass the most stringent and far reaching surveillance law in any western nation.  In the US, millions of people are alarmed about the possible implications of electing to the highest office a demagogic xenophobe with a muddled right wing agenda. Other countries too have been tightening up their surveillance laws, … Continue reading Resisting the normalization of surveillance by demonstrating that we care