Posts Tagged ‘privacy’

I’m not much of a podcast fan, but I came across Sam Harris interviewing Michael Hayden and set aside some time to listen to it. I wasn’t expecting much common ground between the interviewer and interviewee, but a mutual dislike of Glenn Greenwald seemed to get their rapport clicked into place, and I very much enjoyed […]


Dear Mr Soames, Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill I’m pretty sure you’ll toe the party line on this one, but if I don’t write to you then you don’t know about objection from (at least one of) your constituents. I am outraged by this legislation being pushed through in the manner that it is. […]


Kim Cameron has had lots of interesting things to say over the past few days about the security and privacy implications of harvesting MAC addresses in the wake of Google being somewhat caught out with their activities in this area. Today though he has a piece where I think he’s crossed over the Chicken Little line. In […]


For @monadic, who forgot this was happening, and @stephenbonner who asked for a blog post summarising events – a short write up of last Friday’s Open Rights Group event, ‘resisting the all seeing eye’, featuring Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross. Things got off to a fairly predictable start for anybody who follows Cory’s and Charlie’s […]


I’ve spent a lot of time this year talking about persona, which makes it a little ridiculous that I find myself writing now about its possible demise. We’ve barely got started. The problem is ‘the end on online anonymity‘, where Sarah Perez argues that the Lori Drew case will cause us to lose the freedom […]