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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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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