The body of Jamal Khashoggi has yet to be found, and the case of his murder is littered with unanswered questions. There are a number of certainties about the gruesome crime, however, backed up by evidence, including that some of his most private communications were monitored by Saudi intelligence.
Latest in international surveillance
Just in time for the new year, China has passed its new counter-terrorism law. Here (HT: Adam Segal) is a partial English translation of it. What strikes me most clearly in the text is the (purposeful??) echos of American counter-terrorism law and structure. One note: Some news reports suggest that the law will require tech companies to create backdoors.
The United Kingdom is a surveillance state, one far beyond the world envisioned by George Orwell. Between the GCHQ's efforts to bulk-record Internet traffic at the UK's borders, the modern data collected and accessible to law enforcement, and the panopticon of cameras, UK citizens are already living in Orwell's nightmare.