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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Anti-Muslim Trump administration? Hold that thought, but silently till needed

by Rashmee

Posted on December 7, 2016


The list of Americans – and others – suspicious and fearful of US president-elect Donald Trump’s first national security appointments is long. Their complaints are many – and they often present them with the facts. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who will be President Trump’s national security adviser, everyone points out, is Islamophobic. He … Continue reading “Anti-Muslim Trump administration? Hold that thought, but silently till needed”

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Wearable tech: Should we really be spying on our elected leaders?

by Rashmee

Posted on July 27, 2015


“Wearables to keep politicians honest,” suggests a piece in OZY. I doubt they expect to be taken seriously but it’s good to consider the matter carefully considering where they are – in Mountain View, California, the heart of tech land. And considering who they are, stiff with connections and investment from Silicon Valley royalty, including … Continue reading “Wearable tech: Should we really be spying on our elected leaders?”

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Thank god the Buharimeter is nothing like wearable tech for politicians

by Rashmee

Posted on July 26, 2015


The after-arguments of the Buharimeter – a website that tracks the Nigerian president’s performance on each of his campaign promises  – makes me think of ‘The Circle’. In Dave Eggers’ frightening futuristic novel, politicians and others eventually start to wear so-called ‘SeeChange’ cameras manufactured by the powerful technology company The Circle. It is supposed to … Continue reading “Thank god the Buharimeter is nothing like wearable tech for politicians”

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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