LIVEBLOG – Prenda’s Wright Old Time

Here we are again ladies and gentlemen. We had the liveblog going for the 12-minute hearing, and that was popular, despite the lack of real action there. Naturally, I couldn’t run one for the Georgia hearing last week, but we’ve got another hearing elsewhere, so here it is. Here we are again ladies and gentlemen. […]
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CISPA, SOPA, PIPA, ePARASITE, ACTA, TPP: What is Congress Smoking?

In 2012, I was moderating a panel on the major technological legislative acts that were pending or had been proposed in the last year. On the panel were two lawyers from the copyright field, and two computer security experts. Since the resurrection of CISPA has occurred, I thought it prudent to take the audio and […]
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EU President and, IT Staff Don’t Understand Democracy, Maths, Truth

Last month there were revelations about the EU Parliament IT system, and the arbitrary way in which email blocks on legitimate topics can be implemented with lighting speed. Yesterday, Christian Engstrom MEP, received a response (shown below) to his complaint from EU President Martin Schulz. It states, in short, that Mr Schulz can’t do maths, […]
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DDOS – A Legitimate Form of Protest?

Over the past week a lot has been written about the Spamhaus DDOS attack and how it  has gotten really big, and might even be enough to take down the internet (or at least specific parts, like LINX in London). Others disagree, saying it was nothing really. Regardless, the legitimacy (or not) of DDOS attacks […]
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FireFox 13 Windows7 Shootout

It’s that time, again, another browser benchmark showdown. This time we’re starting with Windows7, and doing Vista later. Over the last few months, things have moved on a bit, Chrome’s moved on from v16 to v19, Firefox has also moved on 3 versions to 13, Opera’s gone from 11.61 to 11.64 (and an open 12 […]
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A SOPA Response from Rep. Austin Scott [GA-8]

NOTE This was also cross-posted at the Pirate Party of Georgia site A week or two back, an email was sent to Rep. Austin Scott, who represents Georgia’s 8th District in Congress. The letter you can read here, but finally we got a response. NOTE This was also cross-posted at the Pirate Party of Georgia […]
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