Tag Archives: #Privacy

Edward Snowden – thorn in the authoritarians side.

Edward Snowden seems a mild mannered geek not to dissimilar to myself and many other techies that I know. So what makes him a man who has rattled many of the largest political institutions in the world and become the … Continue reading

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The EU’s Police and Criminal Justice Data Protection Directive + Regulation re. personal information and data. cc #ACTA

[edit 7/MAR/12: Additional article from the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS): "On the package, Peter Hustinx, EDPS, says: "The proposed Regulation constitutes a huge step forward for the right to data protection in Europe. However, we are unfortunately still far from … Continue reading

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Companioning ACTA, there are proposed changes to the E-commerce Directive, IPRED, Customs Enforcement, etc

The EU Commission is rushing hastily towards it’s Digital Single Market (DSM) and as well as unintended (or perhaps secretly intended) consequences for EU citizens and businesses, there will be speed-bumps along the w. Near the end of EFF’s article … Continue reading

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Is ‘Safe Harbour’, safe? Does it meet all #EU #acquis (EU laws)? Does, for instance, #Facebook?

The EU has a ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement with the US to provide “adequate protection” for EU businesses and citizens’ data: “The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection went into effect in October of 1998, and would prohibit the transfer of … Continue reading

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My Blog: Your web activity is being tracked! Some simple ways I employ to stop being tracked. So, enlarge the ’0,1% who knows’.

Some recent tweets have caused me to write this article: 10 COM @10comm Guide to digital advertising industry that’s watching your every click (watch out, 16 data-trackers on website…)theatlantic.com/technology/arc… A.Wood.B.Maven @awbMaven @10comm The @Ghostery extension blocks 15 of of the … Continue reading

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#WriteToThem reply from an #MEP regarding #ACTA #EP #EU

This is a reply I just recieved from Nick Griffin, MEP (and leader of the [imv] revolting UK BNP Party).  In this case it seems my enemies’ enemy is my friend, hmmmm. The first part I have highlighted in bold indicates … Continue reading

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#EU goes into #ACTA propoganda overdrive and lies through their teeth.

From the EU: “ACTA ensures people everywhere can continue to share non-pirated material and information on the web“ http://ec.europa.eu/trade/creating-opportunities/trade-topics/intellectual-property/anti-counterfeiting/ How are implementors of ACTA going to differentiate between non-pirated material and pirated material without snooping on what is being shared … Continue reading

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We’re all criminals under ACTA

With regards to this article: http://acta.ffii.org/?p=1106 “6. Before people had computers, it took an effort to infringe copyright. One had to make a physical copy. Since people have computers, infringement is often just one mouse click away. Forwarding an email (with … Continue reading

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