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So much for ‘regulated capitalism’. Wondering who I can complain to about the flaky Broadband service I receive from Plusnet (BT) I looked around, naively expecting to find a state regulator. Toothless no doubt but still, something vaguely accountable and democratic. But no. They’ve privatised the freaking regulators as well!!! If you are not satisfied with […]

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This site doesn’t usually comment on matters to do with state surveillance of and control of the Internet. Chiefly because the whole notion of “data privacy”, around which most of the public discussion is organised, is a liberal red-herring. However; this is really quite alarming. What is proposed is that Facebook and other social media companies […]

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The BBC (a sort of huge local authority whose main purpose is to promote its own existence) has been responding to a change in the sentencing guidelines for people who don’t buy a TV license. The change allows courts to consider using a conditional discharge rather than a fine in a few cases. The BBC, […]

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