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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Dawn Prestwich Pines for the Past

Yesterday Dawn Prestwich penned an agonising plea for help, one seeking desperately for assistance with a terrible affliction. Only kidding. Yesterday Dawn Prestwich longed for a desire to return to the TV world of 30 years ago, in a thoroughly predictable rant in Hollywood newspaper Variety.The main target of her rant was Hana Beshara, the jailed […]
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Qentis Business Plan Doesn’t Add Up

There’s a claim by a Russian company called Qentis about creating ‘all images’ to try and monetise copyright by basically ‘creating all copyright’. It builds on an idea I helped explore at TorrentFreak back in 2011 on Quantum Computers. At the heart of both, is the idea of generating all content, mathematically. The problem is, […]
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Comcast, TOR, and DeepDotWeb – The Truth

Now that the post-Dragon Con buzz has gone, and it’s time to start looking critically at the net, there was a piece that caught my eye when someone posted it. It was a link to a slashdot article, which says that Comcast is cracking down on TOR because it’s illegal. As I started to write […]
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If Private Trackers Aren’t Then What Are They?

It’s a fact of life it seems. Find any news article about bittorrent sites being closed down, blocked, someone getting in trouble for using one or just notices, or a new client comes out; at some point in the comments you’ll get at least one comment of this kind. It’s all crap. Seriously, it’s crap. […]
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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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