“We will be strong in defence of freedom. The Government believes that the British state has become too authoritarian, and that over the past decade it has abused and eroded fundamental human freedoms and historic civil liberties. We need to restore the rights of individuals in the face of encroaching state power, in keeping with Britain’s tradition of freedom and fairness.”
via Civil liberties | Programme for Government.
Is this for real?
On Tuesday, an independent hacker and security researcher who goes by the handle Moxie Marlinspike and his Pittsburgh-based startup Whisper Systems launched free public betas for two new privacy-focused programs on Googles Android mobile platform: RedPhone, a voice over Internet protocol VoIP program that encrypts phone calls, and TextSecure, an app for sending and receiving encrypted text messages and scrambling the messages stored in their inbox.
via Android App Aims to Allow Wiretap-Proof Cell Phone Calls « The Firewall – Forbes.com.
There may have been more threats — the FBI won’t release information on investigations that are still open — and there will likely be more this year; Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer says threats against members of Congress were up 300 percent in the first few months of 2010.
via Exclusive: FBI details surge in death threats against lawmakers – Erika Lovley – POLITICO.com.