It’s the end of the world as we know it

Possibly slightly melodramatic; mind you, I like the song. The world that’s ending is the brave, new and, above all, anonymous world of the untamed internet. What’s happened? European bureaucracy – what else? A shopkeeper in Munich offered a free, open-access WiFi point. The mechanised army of the MPAA found someone using that bandwidth to … Continue reading It’s the end of the world as we know it

Snooper’s Charter – oppressive and useless in equal measure

The government wants ISPs to store everyone’s browser history. Not the least intrusive thing ever proposed, and a world first for a democracy. Should we be proud to be leading the pack in surveillance of our own population – again? (We’ve the most CCTV cameras per capita too, remember). Let’s count the ways in which … Continue reading Snooper’s Charter – oppressive and useless in equal measure