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Observer Ideas – Edward Snowden on information storage, data mining and political participation

Hosted at Europe’s largest multi-arts conference centre, the Barbican’s primary stage played host to a host of speakers all connected by their struggle for public empowerment.

One such speaker was Edward Snowden on live stream from Moscow, discussing surveillance and

Michael Gove could face legal action over his department’s failure to answer 85% of Freedom of Information requests on time

Michael Gove could face legal action over his department’s failure to answer 85% of Freedom of Information requests on time

Legal action against the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has not been ruled out by the data protection watchdog following serious …

Just 13 people use flagship Coalition scheme for reporting nuisance neighbours

Just 13 people use flagship Coalition scheme for reporting nuisance neighbours

Under the new initiative, people can force police to investigate anti-social behaviour by submitting a “community trigger”, if they have previously reported trouble on at least three occasions.

Four …

Ministers told tram chiefs: Don’t tell us what you’re doing with our £500 million.

Ministers told tram chiefs: Don’t tell us what you’re doing with our £500 million.

MINISTERS were so anxious to distance themselves from the trams that they told council chiefs: don’t tell us what you’re doing with our £500 million.

Documents …

Google claims engineers were unaware of Street View data breach

Google claims engineers were unaware of Street View data breach

Google has published sworn declarations from nine engineers, as the company tries to answer claims it orchestrated a cover-up of its collection of personal data from millions of internet

Sleeplessness soaring: 1 in 3 Brits hit by insomnia

Sleeplessness soaring: 1 in 3 Brits hit by insomnia

The cost to the National Health Service of making sure the nation gets a good night’s kip has soared to £50 million a year in sleeping remedies.

Austerity cuts during the …

Planning teams under threat as cuts dilute specialist work.

Planning teams under threat as cuts dilute specialist work.

Figures obtained [via the Freedom of Information Act] by the National Trust show widespread cuts to planning teams at a time of increased workload

Britain’s planners are under more pressure than …

Big business spends thousands to dine with government

Big businesses are paying £1,800 a head to attend exclusive invite-only meetings with civil servants and senior Government staff.

The Independent, Guardian, Daily Mail and Telegraph all report on the previously-banned events organised by networking business “Chemistry Club” being attended …