Secret Box of the Talambur

The truth is out there

crimeandpunishment writes “Does the battle over the Blackberry ban in the United Arab Emirates have its roots in a spy story? Dubai’s police chief says concern over espionage (specifically, by the US and Israel) led to the decision to limit BlackBerry services. The UAE says it will block BlackBerry email, messaging, and web services on October 11th unless it gets access to encrypted data. Comments by Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim are often seen as reflecting (more…)

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  • Police Officers Seek Right Not To Be Recorded

    linzeal writes “When the police act as though cameras were the equivalent of guns pointed at them, there is a sense in which they are correct. Cameras have become the most effective weapon that ordinary people have to protect against and to expose police abuse. And the police want it to stop. Judges, juries, and legislatures support the police overwhelmingly on this issue, with only a few cases where those accused of ‘shooting’ the cops being vindicated (more…)

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  • Police put paid to Chester match

    Chester’s clash with Wrexham on Sunday is off after it emerged the local police have yet to be paid for policing previous games.

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