CDA 230 Love Poetry

There’s a whole shit-show about the Communications Decency Act Section 230 – better known as CDA230 – and how many want it to be gone. It’s incredibly misunderstood by many, who think it gives special permissions for certain social media companies to do what they want without consequences, or that it requires some sort of […]
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Encryption With A Back Door Is NOT Encryption

There’s been an increasing call in recent weeks and months for encryption to have government ‘backdoors’ put into them. This is a bad idea. No really, it’s an incredibly bad idea. Even if we took the assumption that it is a push that’s made with only the purest of intentions, and the government universal key […]
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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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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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Dragon Con Video: Lawsuit Against Techdirt

I’ve been delaying this one a bit. Partly because I really don’t like how I look/sound here (again, pain and extreme fatigue), and partly because its somewhat of an ongoing matter, so I was constrained at the time by the need to not adversely affect the litigation. For those that don’t know, Techdirt (a site […]
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Dragon Con Videos: Fake News and Social Media: The New Propaganda?

Who wants more videos? Well of course you do! So now here’s time for the video from the panel entitled “Fake News and Social Media: The New Propaganda?” Who wants more videos? Well of course you do! So now here’s time for the video from the panel entitled “Fake News and Social Media: The New […]
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