Yesterday I used the Internet as follows: Sent and received 81 emails, of which 58 related to council and ward work, 10 related to my non-council work and 13 were to friends and family Visited pages at BBC News, Department of Communities and Local Government, London School of Economics, Local Government Information Unit, Angry People in Local Papers, Literature and Latte, The Guardian, Wikipedia, Liverpool Council and YouTube Downloading an application from the Mac App Store (Byword, it’s excellent.) Automatic back-up using an offsite service.
Great news that the Home Secretary is limiting the use of stop and search under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
I don’t often get the Wandsworth Guardian, so missed their sensational story that the council has used ‘anti-terrorism’ powers 300 times in the past four years until someone pointed it out to me last night.
My usual end of week wrap-up of bits and pieces I want to highlight or didn’t post about at the time.
At the end of last week I found myself at the top of Putney High Street doing an interview for Newsnight about CCTV.
With the blanket coverage of MPs’ expenses late last week I almost missed a BBC News story about stops under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 The article contacts a few facts and figures about how effective section 44 has really been.