Monday, September 3, 2012

Your EU big brother...

I've been keeping tabs on Project Indect for a little while now, anyone who helps run or moderates a debate forum on the fringe side of politics usually hears of it after a while. It's the EU's attempt to look for anything which might threaten its grip on society, though they normally say it is to keep a track on violent individuals and nip problems in the bud...
A five-year research programme, called Project Indect, aims to develop computer programmes which act as "agents" to monitor and process information from web sites, discussion forums, file servers, peer-to-peer networks and even individual computers.
Its main objectives include the "automatic detection of threats and abnormal behaviour or violence".
Project Indect, which received nearly £10 million in funding from the European Union, involves the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and computer scientists at York University, in addition to colleagues in nine other European countries.
Shami Chakrabarti, the director of human rights group Liberty, described the introduction of such mass surveillance techniques as a "sinister step" for any country, adding that it was "positively chilling" on a European scale.
The Indect research, which began this year, comes as the EU is pressing ahead with an expansion of its role in fighting crime, terrorism and managing migration, increasing its budget in these areas by 13.5% to nearly £900 million.
Thing is on this blog I've used hyperbole to suggest that the best politician is one dangling from a lamppost, I've never suggested (yet) that we go out and do it, though admittedly I'll shed few tears if someone did do for the political classes big time as I believe most of the problems this country faces are directly due to their failures to represent our wishes on immigration, crime, education and economics. Their tendency to line their own pockets either directly or indirectly whilst telling us not to do as they are doing or trying to hide the evidence is particularly galling, more so in the case of the EU over which we have even less say than the morons in Parliament.
They know that we hate them though and Project Indect is one of a series of measures being put in place to protect them and if it just happens to catch some real criminals, so much the better.
Sooner or later though there will be mission creep and people who become awkward to the powers that be will find their freedoms to do so curtailed.
The EU along with politicians everywhere do appear to regard Orwell's 1984 as a guide, rather than a warning...

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Captain Ranty said...

That's me buggered then.

I have been advocating rebellion for over three years.

See you in the gulag.