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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Comcast and Time Warner – Time for a New Solution?

The proposed merger between Time Warner Cable(TWC), and Comcast/NBCUniversal is a boon for the company, but a disaster waiting to happen for consumers all across the US, if not the world. The impact isn’t just on Comcast subscribers, or NBC viewers, or the TWC consumers, but all across the US, as a massive incumbent poised […]
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Dragon Con 2013 Panels

Carrying on my tradition of increasing the number of panels this year, I’ll be doing 7. (At least I broke the patern of doubling each year – that would have become unweildy in 2015) so if you miss me at one, you can catch me at another. Not that I’m going to speak on the […]
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