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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Politicians – Best Watch Out for the NSA and GCHQ

I know it’s been 2 months since my last post, but there’s been a lot going on, mainly to do with the European elections (more on that later this week, with live-blog coverage of it). There is one topic though that came up that just goes beyond the pale, and has sparked such outrage, that […]
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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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FOIA Response From ICO Office

Finally, there’s a response from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) over the Freedom of Information complaint I made back in January. Will this mean that we find out why censorship of public consultations happened, or will the civil service close ranks and protect their own? Finally, there’s a response from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) […]
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£53 and the Problem With UK Politics

The current furore over the Work and Pensions Minister, Ian Duncan Smith, is highlighting not just the glibness of modern politicians when speaking to the media, but also that much of the media is focused on partisan bickering rather than on the reporting of news. There are two main aspects to this story. The first […]
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