[UPDATED] Nominet, The ICO, and the Importance of Privacy

*UPDATE* November 4 2013 – the ICO has responded to this. See bottom History is defined by its ages. In the past we’ve had the middles ages, then we went through the industrial revolution, and became part of the industrial age, where machinery and manufacturing was key. Over the last 30 years, however, we’ve gone […]
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ComputerCop, Parenting, And The Internet Age

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of news about ComputerCop, a piece of software, usually distributed by the police, or other law enforcement agency. The problem isn’t that ComputerCop doesn’t do what it says it’ll do. Instead the problem is that what it does, it does very very badly. I’ve been aware […]
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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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Dawn Prestwich Pines for the Past

Yesterday Dawn Prestwich penned an agonising plea for help, one seeking desperately for assistance with a terrible affliction. Only kidding. Yesterday Dawn Prestwich longed for a desire to return to the TV world of 30 years ago, in a thoroughly predictable rant in Hollywood newspaper Variety.The main target of her rant was Hana Beshara, the jailed […]
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Dragon Con Panels 2014

Yes, it’s that time again. Time to post the annual list of panels I’m doing this year at Dragon Con. Now things are a little different as well this year, as I’m no longer just ‘Junior Minion’ on the track, I’m now the Electronic Frontier Forums track Assistant Director. Basically means I have to sit […]
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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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