Monthly Archives: November 2013

New issue of ‘Practical Theology’ journal now available.

Volume 6, Number 3 / 2013 of Practical Theology is now available on the essential.metapress.com website at http://essential.metapress.com/content/w381124nx511/. This issue contains: Editorial – Eric Stoddart, p. 253 What On Earth Is She Thinking Of, Still Attending Church? – Susan Shooter, … Continue reading

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Developing countries block, developed countries spy.

The 2013 Web Index has just been published and amongst its various conclusions it finds that whilst developing countries are most likely to block or filter the web, developed countries are more likely to spy on online communications. Whilst the … Continue reading

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Body-worn video rips fabric of trust.

A number of British police forces are rolling out body-worn video (BMV). Officers are able to record audio and video of their interactions with the public, providing what many consider to be valuable additional evidence to corroborate police statements in … Continue reading

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CCTV in taxis – Edinburgh plans

Edinburgh taxi drivers are campaigning to be permitted to install CCTV in the back seats of their cabs. The Evening News gives a lot of space to the taxi drivers’ association and support form a number of city cab firms. The … Continue reading

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“Cheese”: Tesco face detection

Tesco have announced the roll-out of “OptimEyes”, a  detection system at forecourts that presents advertisements tailored to the customers in the queue. The Guardian ran a piece the other day seeking to quell the “needless surveillance panic” that the Tesco announcement … Continue reading

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