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On the Samaritans Radar

My perception of the Samaritans is that it’s a service which the person needing help approaches themselves, possibly indicating that this is how a Samaritans app should work, rather than amateurs, or worse, being alerted to someone else’s distress. That most mental health sufferers are vulnerable is axiomatic, but Radar could potentially be particularly dangerous […]

November 8, 2014 0
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The drip, drip, drip of snooping

First there was RIPA, then ID cards, happily abandoned by the Coalition. The ‘Snoopers’ Charter’, the Data Communications Bill, was scuppered and the EU Data Retention Directive was declared illegal. Not content to leave us alone, the three big parties have struck a behind-closed-door deal to continue to retain and have access to details of […]

July 14, 2014 0
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After the veil has gone

I wouldn’t normally promote Vice, but the Hiba Krisht (aka Marwa Berro) interview about the Ex-Hijabi Fashion Photo Journal is excellent. The interview is the first time Hiba publicly associates her real name with her ex-Muslim work. The sense of shame she sets out here transcends the specific language and will doubtless resonate with many […]

June 22, 2014 0
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