Politicians – Best Watch Out for the NSA and GCHQ

I know it’s been 2 months since my last post, but there’s been a lot going on, mainly to do with the European elections (more on that later this week, with live-blog coverage of it). There is one topic though that came up that just goes beyond the pale, and has sparked such outrage, that […]
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Valenti’s Boston Ripper Storms Apple Trial

Today, during the Apple-Samsung patent trial case, a blast from the past was resurrected by Apple. During final statements before a Jury would consider damages in a rehearing of the massive patent infringement suit, Apple attorney Harold McElhinny channelled the spirit of MPAA honcho and copyright maximalist Jack Valenti. Today, during the Apple-Samsung patent trial […]
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Everything You Need to Know About Online Activism, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience

Speaking to a very nice gentleman from Al Jezeera America (Adam Elrashidi) on Friday about Hacktivism, his questions helped me clarify some thoughts on this topic that I’ve been meaning to write since last month’s piece on Jeremy Hammond. The problem is that there are three terms that are bandied about like cheap ad-hominem’s on […]
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Jeremy Hammond Lulz-ing in Jail

There are petitions all over the internet right now, pleading for a judge to give someone an easy time. They’re full of claims about how what he did was not that bad, and he did it ‘for good’ etc. It’s all poppycock. These same people cry out ‘double standards’ if someone else gets preferential treatment, […]
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FOIA Response From ICO Office

Finally, there’s a response from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) over the Freedom of Information complaint I made back in January. Will this mean that we find out why censorship of public consultations happened, or will the civil service close ranks and protect their own? Finally, there’s a response from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) […]
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AntiPiracy Group Not So Sure About Piracy Claims

Enforcement of copyright is essential according to some, but the reasons why are often based more on emotion than fact. One lobby group, in an attempt to break into the ‘fact’ sphere, is having such a hard time finding any, they’ve decided to crowdsource the effort. Piracy is bad, it’s killing industries, costing people jobs […]
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