[UPDATED] Nominet, The ICO, and the Importance of Privacy

*UPDATE* November 4 2013 – the ICO has responded to this. See bottom History is defined by its ages. In the past we’ve had the middles ages, then we went through the industrial revolution, and became part of the industrial age, where machinery and manufacturing was key. Over the last 30 years, however, we’ve gone […]
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ComputerCop, Parenting, And The Internet Age

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of news about ComputerCop, a piece of software, usually distributed by the police, or other law enforcement agency. The problem isn’t that ComputerCop doesn’t do what it says it’ll do. Instead the problem is that what it does, it does very very badly. I’ve been aware […]
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Human Rights No, Corporate Rights Yes?

It’s become a hallmark of British Government that they say one thing and do another. Rarely is it ever so cut-and-dried as with the current Conservative government. Much has been made over the last few weeks about the desires of the Prime Minister to leave the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Cameron has said he […]
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I Caused the Net Neutrality Fight So Blame Me

If you’ve been under a rock for the past few months, you’d not know about the FCC’s request for comments on the topic of Net Neutrality. Thanks to the sterling work of John Oliver and others in raising awareness, over one million comments were submitted. Hurrah! However, I am in the middle of some significant […]
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Nominet and the Cult of Contradiction and Commercialism

A week ago, I published a series of emails between myself and Nominet, over their new ‘data quality policy’, which led to my home address being published against my will on May 30th. While there was some explanation, it was already lengthy at some 6,000 words, so I felt in the main it could stand […]
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Which UK Internet Company Hates Your Privacy the Most? Here’s a Contender

UPDATE June 13: There’s now a part 2 to this story As a matter of course, major internet companies have a responsibility towards keeping personal information private. Everything from SWATing, trough stalkers, to identity theft and the [VERY] occasional online sex offender becomes possible when you have personal information about someone easily searchable out in the […]
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