Police use anti-terror powers to detain anarchists on return from conference in Switzerland

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The following article is reproduced from Statewatch British counter-terrorist police at Heathrow airport last week (13 August) detained two anarchists returning from a conference in Switzerland, asked them a number of “inflammatory, irrelevant and offensive questions,” and copied information from passports, literature, cameras and mobile phones, according to a statement released by the UK Anarchist […]

Spycops practices circumvent the law says Surveillance Commissioner.

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The Surveillance Commissioner has attacked police for circumventing the law on covert surveillance by building personal profiles of targets from ‘open’ internet sources. In a report published last month, the Surveillance Commission said that the increasingly used practice of processing internet data to build a profile of individuals or groups meets the definition of covert […]