Although I tend to write here about the way the media and government misuse and misunderstand social data, I like to read a good rant, and this is a very good rant:
Charlie doesn’t usually write about politicians, but Jack Straw’s article about how we aren’t sliding into a police state needed an angry response.
I’ll write something about this very soon. One thing’s for sure, the work of Detica is very interesting. I heard ex-Home Secretary David Blunkett today saying a national database of all communications traffic would be a waste of money, but watch out for the £12bn Intercept Modernisation Programme becoming reality soon.