Monthly Archives: September 2015

When people say “privacy is dead”, it’s usually for one of two reasons. Either they truly believe that privacy is irrelevant or unachievable in today’s hyper-connected world or, more often, that not enough is being done to protect privacy when … Continue reading

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The Happy Birthday song hasn't been in copyright for generations, and everybody knew it. That didn't stop Warner Chappell music from running a scam where they extorted "royalties" from movies and restaurants that featured the song, charging less than it … Continue reading

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Copyright restricts all kinds of important, everyday uses of creative works—even worse, these strict rules last nearly two lifetimes for any given work. We are fighting to reform and push back against these restrictions in the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), … Continue reading

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The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) recently approved “.onion” as a “special-use” domain. This means, in effect, ".onion" will be treated in the same way .local, .localhost, and .example have been dealt with previously — that is, outside the global … Continue reading

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Australian Internet pioneer Geoff Huston thinks our data retention laws will result in our web browsing history being retained and thinks this relegates us to global village idiot status. Again. I recall from some years back, when we were debating … Continue reading

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