Internet Down Under: Australia’s Mandated Backdoors & Other Bad Policy – Dragon Con 2019 Panel

Panel time again, this time looking at the mandatory backdoors into encryption that’s being pushed by government officials looking to – as they put it – “deal with crime”, when it’s just an excuse to expand surveilance and extend control. Panel time again, this time looking at the mandatory backdoors into encryption that’s being pushed […]
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Pratchett & Gaiman: Lessons for Preventing an Apocalypse – Dragon Con 2019

Are you ready for the first of this years panels featuring yours truely? Tough! Because I’m going to do it anyway So first one is the Brit Track panel on the new Amazon series “Good Omens” Are you ready for the first of this years panels featuring yours truely? Tough! Because I’m going to do […]
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Dragon Con 2019 Panels

So, yet again, I’m listed as an Attending Pro for this years Dragon Con, and you’ll be able to find me at a grand total of 7 events, 6 panels, and a race. This year I’ll be speaking on the EFForums, Robotics, TrekTrack, and BritTrack, while I’ll be a judge (and possibly cameraman) for the […]
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YouTube Has Yet More ContentID Issues

YouTube has major problems at present. Advertisers are leaving over claims of comment grooming, they’re deleting entire accounts over automated matching that’s idiotically overbroad, but the big story is its ContentID system. ContentID is the copyright enforcement method for the site, allowing automated claims. However, it has major drawbacks, mainly because it’s an automated system […]
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Wikileaks and Their Defamation Problems

In the last day or two, a ‘defamation list’ full of things that Wikileaks has claimed to be defamatory has been released, but this document (if a pastebin can be called such) raises far more questions than it answers, and is peppered with legal inaccuracies and blunders. The initial claims from Reuters said that on […]
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