Sensitive personal data of Labour voters was processed by a third party and shared with Arron Banks’s Leave.EU, Cambridge Analytica, and others associated with unofficial groups campaigning to leave the European Union in February 2016.
Month: April 2018
On the Frontlines of World Cyber War 1 part 4: losing Facebook? how Western Internet Firms service Russian Terrorists
Russian intelligence curated terrorists receive services from several western internet firms, who may be driving a nail into the coffin of their own societies…
Damned in an official report, exposed as useless by a select committee, incapable of tackling flagrant press dishonesty, caught cherry-picking complaints – the sham press regulator is blundering between disasters
Crucial votes in the US and UK may well have been won by bot nets on social media. Research by Oleksandr (Sasha) Talavera and his colleagues indicates the disturbing implications for democracy.
Nick Hardwick lifts the lid on the John Worboys case: ‘Justice Secretary sacked me to save his own skin’
EXCLUSIVE: Former chair of the Parole Board, Nick Hardwick, speaks to Byline about his sacking, the repercussions of the John Worboys case and what it reveals about our conception of justice.
A War of Words and Ukrainian Authors Part 3: The Novel Way an Ex Miner From the Donbas Told the Truth about Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine
Maxim Butchenko, an ex Donbas miner turned journalist, saw his family torn apart by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine’s Donbas. He has written a novel which is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand how hybrid war technology poisons societies.
A number of high profile investigations by UK journalists have looked at how UK shell firms are used to launder dirty Russian and Ukrainian money… but the practice is far more widespread and banal than you might think…
Since the coalition in 2011 both the annual death rate and the number of deaths have increased reversing a trend lasting 50 years. And the growth in life expectancy is slowing. Is austerity to blame?
Crime Live – a ” real life” Silent Witness event next month – highlights how huge strides in forensic science could conflict with police cuts leading to miscarriages of justice if people are not vigilant according to Inside Justice, a charity taking up cases.
John Christmas was the head of the Latvian Parex bank’s international group when he tried to draw the attention of the authorities to alleged corruption at the bank. He had to flee Latvia but his evidence might help tackle the links between European banks and the Russian mafia.
The devastating report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse goes well beyond Sir Cyril Smith lasting decades and senior figures in the town share a lot of the blame
David Bolt, independent chief inspector of borders and immigration announced over Easter that he was postponing investigations into border controls following the failures of ministers to sort out Brexit negotiations, notably over the Irish border
The inquiry into the disaster has two parts, with the toughest questions due in part 2. But will part 2 ever happen? The example of Leveson 2 says no
Former Catalan minister facing being shipped to Madrid for “political revenge.”
Kateryna Havrish was running an animal shelter in the Donbas when her life was turned upside down by war. She became a latter day Noah trying to save all the cats and dogs who were made homeless by the war… while coming to terms with her memories of crimes committed against civilians.
Ukrainian novelist Oleh Shynkarenko on how even people whose apartments have been blown to bits by Putin sing his praises- and a hologrammatic novel that captures our present reality
The tame press ‘regulator’ faces a court challenge about the way it dismisses some complaints because they are made by the wrong people
The Daily Mail editor has been quoted saying something strikingly at odds with his own testimony to the Leveson Inquiry
Correspondence from Cambridge Analytica’s suspended director, Alexander Nix, sets out in excruciating detail the worldwide locations where the parent company, Strategic Communication Laboratories, was active up until 2010. Bringing British-based psyops for hire straight to 10 Downing Street’s door.
On the front lines of World Cyber War 1 part 2: Hacked off; one Ukrainian White Hacker’s battle with Russian Terrorism
Eugene Dokukin and his colleagues have taken down hundreds of sites supporting Russian terrorism and have a lot to tell the west about how to fight Putin: but hardly anyone is listening.
Shambolic Stansted: How you can grab duty free booze without leaving the country unchecked by short staffed customs and immigration
A damning report on the state of the border force at Stansted Airport by an independent inspector reveals how you can even get away with buying duty free stuff there without needing to fly and get away with it.
Below is the unedited text of a statement sent to to the UK Parliament’s Fake News Inquiry on November 21 2017. The intention at the time of its submission was to provide Parliament and MPs the time to deal with inevitable future disinformation campaigns led by the Kremlin.
On the frontlines of World Cyber War 1, part 1: why Russia produced a fake version of a real plan to attack Ukraine
How Russia produced a fake version of a plan to attack Ukraine to distract from the real, hacked, document
‘Introduce presumption against “super short” prison sentences to tackle reoffending’, says Shadow Justice Secretary
Labour MP Richard Burgon believes tough community sentences should be considered as an alternative to prison for offenders who would serve just a few weeks or months inside
Just before Easter a National Audit Office investigation revealed that the Tories had lied to the voters in the June general election promising electrification schemes that they had already cancelled. They also promise new trains that don’t yet exist to replace them None of this made much in msm.
Émigré Ukrainian poet Vasyl Makhno on the heartache of watching Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity unfold on a laptop.