Lesson from America: Reality is both online and offline & policing should cover it

by Rashmee

Posted on October 29, 2018


Here’s something to think about after the murderous attack on the Pittsburgh synagogue and the despatch of 13 pipe bombs to prominent Americans of a particular political stripe: our reality is both online and offline. The mass shooting at the hands of Robert Bowers, who spewed anti-Semitic hatred online, came a day after the arrest … Continue reading “Lesson from America: Reality is both online and offline & policing should cover it”

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The battle against extremism has become a reductive war of words with tech companies

by Rashmee

Posted on June 13, 2017


Have you noticed the sneaky way in which the battle against extremism has metamorphosed into a noisy but slightly pointless war on tech companies? If you go by what the politicians say, especially British prime minister Theresa May, it’s Facebook, Google and Snapchat’s fault that British-born-and-bred people attack concert venues and children and people swilling … Continue reading “The battle against extremism has become a reductive war of words with tech companies”

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A new Snooper’s Charter won’t prevent another terror attack – but a dedicated online police force might

by Rashmee

Posted on June 5, 2017 / The Independent


Theresa May’s call for new international agreements to regulate the internet and “deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online” is as useless as it is chilling. In a free society such as ours, it is not possible to intern potential terrorists virtually, so any regulation would involve mass surveillance — a move which the British people, … Continue reading “A new Snooper’s Charter won’t prevent another terror attack – but a dedicated online police force might”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK