We're caught in net

I DON'T always agree with Green Party leader Patrick Harvie (Evening Times, April 16) but he is right about the awesome changes the internet is making on all our lives.

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Twenty years ago it was in its infancy and only a decade ago, it was still a handy novelty - now it is a vital part of everyday life.

Yet we are sleepwalking into giving away too much power and too much of our private data, and do we really know who we've given it to? Or what they might plan to do with it?

The glory of the world-wide web is the easy and free transfer of information.

But we should beware we don't sacrifice some older liberties as the price of this new opportunity.

D Springer Via email

Games sense

I was heartened to read that the Commonwealth Games committee had seen sense and abandoned the destruction of Red Road flats as the centrepiece of the opening ceremony.

What was disappointing was it took the local residents around the blast zone to refuse to evacuate their homes so sparking health and safety fears.

Have the powers that be really become so alienated and arrogant that they no longer take heed to the views of the majority of Glaswegians after widespread protest and condemnation?

The only reason this PR disaster was averted was through a health and safety scare.

The flame of democracy is no longer shining bright in our dear green place - Big Brother knows best.

A McGill Glasgow

Garden joy

The gardeners who have been working so hard in the walled garden in King's Park have done a marvellous job. It is very beautiful with formal colourful flower beds, a heather and conifer area around a pond and also herbaceous borders.

I'm sure the work was difficult in the rain but yesterday in the sunshine it was very beautiful.

Well worth a visit.

Barb East Kilbride

Home and Garden

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