spy bbc

independent.co.uk
Britain just got perhaps the most intrusive spying powers ever seen
The House of Lords has passed the Investigatory Powers Bill, putting the huge spying powers on their way to becoming law within weeks. The bill – which forces internet companies to keep records on their users for up to a year, and allows the Government to force companies to hack into or break things they've sold so they can be spied on – has been fought against by privacy campaigners and technology companies including Apple and Twitter.

The House of Lords has passed the Investigatory Powers Bill, putting the huge spying powers on their way to becoming law within weeks.

The bill – which forces internet companies to keep records on their users for up to a year, and allows the Government to force companies to hack into or break things they’ve sold so they can be spied on – has been fought against by privacy campaigners and technology companies including Apple and Twitter.

But the Government has worked to continue to pass the bill, despite objections from those companies that the legislation is not possible to enforce and would make customers unsafe. The House of Lords’ agreement to the text now means that it just awaits Royal Assent, at which point it will become law.

Despite criticism from almost every major technology and internet company – including usually reticent ones like Apple – and from senior parliamentary committees the legislation has received little opposition in parliament. Early on, the only amendment that the bill received from MPs was a measure that stopped themselves being spied on, and while Labour has raised objections to the sweeping spying powers it has not voted against the bill.

This is worrying.

Fanfiction writers,

I know there are already many challenges and exchanges going on, but I created this two years ago and I decided to share it with you anyway. Because this is multifandom!

Starting 24 December and ending 1 January, write one fic/ficlet; there is a crossover on 1 Jan.

Rules:

Fandoms: at least two, maximum is eight – the more the merrier, though

Pairings: again, 2-8+

  • Unlimited number of pairings, since multiple pairings in one work are possible. Optional, but welcome.
  • OT3s, platonic pairings, crossover pairings (in the crossover) possible.
  • You don’t have to write for pairings at all, it can as well be a bunch of friends at a party or something.
  • You can write one pairing in one fandom over and over again, but it’s better if you do more.

Ratings: all

Word count: 100-2,5K, crossover up to 5K

  • It can be a drabble, ficlet, or a full fanfic, but oneshot.
  • You can do multichapters too. However, another chapter isn’t considered as another work. It must be nine independent works altogether.
  • A chapter or sequel to already existing work does count.

Genres: fluff, humour, crack, Christmassy tropes, smut, angst, anything

Tags: tag your work with #9dayscwc2016 or #9dcwc within first five tags, you know the deal

  • If you have an AO3 account, better post it both here and there. Put it in this collection.
  • Consider creating a series for your works.

more info under cut

Keep reading

3

Imagine being Sherlock’s and Mycroft’s little sister and without knowing that it was him, the two brothers found out that you were dating Moriarty. So they made up a plan that they (secretly) were going to observate the date that you had with him.

“Stop taking up all the view!” -SH
“Patience little brother.” -MH
“Did you hear something?” -You
“Nothing but you, gorgeous.” -JM

(Written/Submitted by @clara-vanessa-oswin-oswald :DD)
(Is that what Moriarty would say? Oh god, I don’t know XD)

youtube

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaIH5tLmC8U)

A wildlife documentary made a replica baby langur monkey to get a close-up view of the group, only the others believe they have accidentally killed it and ‘mourn’. As someone interested in human evolution, this is really fascinating @spooniediaries