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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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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Just How Secure is GnuPG?

Last night, I was exchanging a few comments with the ACLU’s Chris Soghoian (who was a very nice chap at last year’s Dragon Con EFForums event, and a pleasure to work with) on Twitter over https, and I asked if there were any easy guides for easy setup of SSL certs, not so much “for […]
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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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Top Gear Notices Popularity of Heavily Torrented Show

In the latest episode of the BBC’s internationally popular motoring show Top Gear, a little dig at legacy broadcasters and distributors managed to sneak through to air. Front-man Jeremy Clarkson undoubtedly earned the dislike of industry groups in the UK when he lauded the popularity of one of their guests, despite the extremely limited availability […]
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