@LibDig Pig Number Thirteen

Welcome to the thirteenth edition of Lib Dig Pig, being a roundup of non-Lib Dem oriented gems on the internet, as voted by Lib Dem members using Lib Dig (if you aren’t one, and are a Lib Dem member, sign up here: http://libdig.co.uk).

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This week has a very clear theme – and I don’t mean Tony Hart:

1. ID cards database breached by nosey council staff (Computer Weekly). Submitted by me: ‘”They haven’t even fully launched it yet, but our worst fears are being confirmed (see the NO2ID Take Jane page.)”

2. Publication of ID cards reviews would jeopardise support for the scheme, claims government (Computer Weekly). Submitted by me: “IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH! FREEDOM IS SLAVERY!”

3. Morph ‘flashmob’ at Tate gallery (BBC News). Submitted by me again: “Does using the internet to come together to make plasticine models give you cancer?”

4. To politicians, we’re little more than meaningless blobs on a monitor. Bring on the summer of rage (Guardian). Submitted by Alix Mortimer: “Yay! @charltonbrooker, welcome to our world.”

5. Bagehot’s notebook: Shami’s frog and Tory splits (The Economist). Submitted by Martin Tod: “Bagehot’s review of the Convention on Modern Liberty: ‘My main conclusion, however, was this: the Conservatives are heading for a big and not-too-distant bust-up over this whole agenda'”

6. ‘Obscene’ Gravity must be repealed, says Harman (Daily Mash). Submitted by Will Howells: “Ordinary families are dreading September and the prospect of millions of ripe, juicy apples bouncing off their hard-working skulls.”

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

No popular video this week, so I’m going to bombard you with more civil libertarian propaganda:

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The rules for inclusion here are simple: they must have been “dug” for the first time in the last seven days and they can’t be Lib Dem-related or come from a Lib Dem blog. The top rated articles will be listed here. For the purposes of this column, my votes will be discounted. Finally, I may bend or break any of these rules as I see fit (this is absolutely terrible and I am dreadfully sorry about it).

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