UK's mass surveillance bill is illegal

High Court judges ruled that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (#DRIP) was inconsistent with the European convention on human rights. Read the rest

Disrupting elections with Kickstarter-like campaigning apps

The UK parliamentary farce over #DRIP showed us that, more than any other industry, the political machine is in dire need of disruption. Read the rest

Open Rights Group wants to sue UK government over #DRIP, needs your help

Parliament has passed #DRIP, a sweeping, illegal surveillance bill that doubles down on the old surveillance law, which was struck down by the European Court for violating fundamental human rights. Read the rest

Snowden: #DRIP "defies belief," could have been dreamed up by NSA

Edward Snowden has spoken out on #DRIP, the surveillance bill that the UK's major parties have vowed to ram through without any debate. Read the rest

Understanding #DRIP: new spy powers being rammed through UK Parliament

The party line from MPs who are being told by their parties to vote in mass-scale, warrantless surveillance powers is that the law doesn't change anything -- it's a lie. Read the rest

Cowardice meets arrogance in UK surveillance stitch up

The leadership of the major UK political parties are set to ram through a sweeping surveillance bill without debate or study. It's a perfect storm of cowardice and arrogance, and it comes at a price. Cory Doctorow wants you to do something about it.