Safer Internet Day 2016

It’s always important to be safe on the internet, and that more than anything means being safe about your information. Too many people leave information out there that can lead to being stalked, attacked, or otherwise compromised, so your privacy is vitally important. I’ve spent some 20 years online, a lot of it working on […]
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[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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If Private Trackers Aren’t Then What Are They?

It’s a fact of life it seems. Find any news article about bittorrent sites being closed down, blocked, someone getting in trouble for using one or just notices, or a new client comes out; at some point in the comments you’ll get at least one comment of this kind. It’s all crap. Seriously, it’s crap. […]
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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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Tesla Motors – Supercharged Supersnooping

The on-going feud the last week or two between New York Times columnist John Broder and Tesla Motors Elon Musk has highlighted at least one issue. Modern cars are going to be hell for privacy activists. In fact, the car you sit in could end up invalidating United States v Jones – the case requiring […]
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The “No PhotoID” solution to Voter Fraud

The election’s been over for just over a week, and we’re already getting the claims that “if only there’d been VoterID laws, the result might have been different”. The latest is the Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Romney campaign, Alberta Darling, who claims things might have been different, if one judge hadn’t struck it down (and […]
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