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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Further Comments on Net Neutrality to the FCC’s Consultation

So, today was the deadline for the FCC’s badly named “Restoring Internet Freedom” consultation, before FCC Chairman Ajit Pai removes net neutrality, which has been the underpinning of the internet and enabled it to exist in the first place. So, today was the deadline for the FCC’s badly named “Restoring Internet Freedom” consultation, before FCC […]
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