Spying, Game Theory & The Nation Nobody Expected America To Be Monitoring

Earlier this week (May 23rd 2015), American mathematician and the person upon whom the film A Beautiful Mind is based, John Nash, died in a car crash. Nash innovated the concept of game theory, a now accepted and widely used strategic basis for business, religion and even spying.His risk model underpins everything from the “Mexican standoff” to the “prisoner’s...

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What Is The Snoopers Charter And Why Are We Talking About It Again?

The Communications Data Bill, otherwise known as the “Snoopers Charter,” is a piece of draft legislation designed to give government all manner of powers to spy on us. It’s back on the table for discussion because now the Liberal Democrats are no longer part of the Coalition, the Conservative Government plan to push ahead with its implementation.Home Secretary Theresa...

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How To Deal With A Private Parking Ticket

Most people know someone who has received a private parking ‘fine,’ most typically for over-staying in a private car park. These ‘fines’ tend to come through the post about four weeks after the alleged offence and are made to look as official and intimidating as possible. In many cases, your best course of action is to simply bin the...

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