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Is this what one should expect from an MP?

I don’t often blog about political issues here, but I’m finding the illiberal and frankly unjust policies of the Tory government too much to bear at the moment.  And, yes, I regard this as a Tory government since their LibDem… Continue reading →

Apparently I'm blocked in Yunnan province

I picked up a link to a website that claims to test if your website is blocked by the Great Firewall of China.  Interestingly the results are as follows: This website appears to be blocked in Yunnan province – I… Continue reading →

Hacked Off

The escalating row over the News of the World phone hacking brings further revelations overnight (News of the World hacking row escalates).  Hopefully, News International’s attempt to deflect all responsibility from Rebekah brooks to Andy Coulson will fail, and blame… Continue reading →

The UK DNA database – obfuscation and utility

Here’s a report criticising recent Government pronouncements on DNA data retention (one of many to surface on the internet today) Public being misled over DNA benefits – Public Service.  In the runup to the UK elections, the main political parties… Continue reading →

BT and the heavy hand of censorship, part 2

I posted the other day about the new BTCare customer support forums ( BT and the heavy hand of censorship).  In the intervening few days, the leaden effects of BT censorship have become ever more evident, not least because of… Continue reading →

BT and the heavy hand of censorship

British Telecom’s customer help forums appear to have moved from beta to a final version.  During the great Phorm Phiasco, when BT were planning to use the vile Phorm DPI system to illegally pry into their customers’ internet usage, there… Continue reading →

Differently Innocent

The Conservatives, fired by the controversial arrest of their immigration spokeman within the House of Commons earlier this year appear to be somewhat exercised by the issue DNA sample retention by the police (Police policy on deletion of DNA records… Continue reading →

The Register – Mobile ISPs object to internet snooping

The Register reports that Mobile networks line up to bash net snooping plan. El Reg has used FoI requests to obtain information related to the public consultation on the UK Government’s euphemistically named “Internet Modernisation Programme”, under which all ISPs… Continue reading →

UK Government bows down to "Big Media"

The unelected Sith Lord Mandelson, who appears to have collared vast acres of political power in the UK via his all-encompassing ministry has his Digital Economy reports Ars Technica: UK “Pirate Finder General” law innocuous now, could get ugly.  This… Continue reading →

Internet Snooping: did I miss the consultation?

The Register reports that the UK Government’s much-vaunted and euphemistically named Internet Modernisation Programme (which of course represents State snooping on a vast scale) is going ahead as planned (Massive net surveillance programme on schedule). This huge endeavour, which seeks… Continue reading →

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