Category Archives: Apple

Is the cure worse than the disease?

In a blog which focuses on the meaning of “privacy” in the modern world, Privacy International published an excellent summary of key international instruments which address the subject. At the end they announce their conclusion Privacy is a qualified, fundamental … Continue reading

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A startling statistic

In a live broadcast from Washington DC  the Assistant Attorney General of the USA just announced that in 2018 Apple reported 8 instances of csam on their platform. Facebook Messenger reported 12 million. Either Apple’s users are uniquely virtuous or … Continue reading

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A view from the world of wizards

I greatly enjoyed reading a review of David Aaronovitch’s book   “Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists” in which the critic picked up on the metaphor of Muggles from the famous Harry Potter series. Both of Aaronovitch’s parents were … Continue reading

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Mr Snowden’s legacy

  Without getting into the rights and wrongs of Edward Snowden’s actions or indeed the actions of the NSA and GCHQ in relation to mass online surveillance, the fallout has been most instructive for those of us who occupy the … Continue reading

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Death of “sexting”?

  Guest Blog by Dr Mike Short CBE Former UKCCIS Board Member, Vice President, Telefonica Europe The term “sexting” seems to be taking on a life of its own. But is it helpful or misleading ? The issues with “sexting” were discussed … Continue reading

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The murkier side of apps and ecommerce

  The Office of Fair Trading is the UK’s competition watchdog. This is how they describe their work The OFT’s mission is to make markets work well for consumers. Markets work well when businesses are in open, fair and vigorous … Continue reading

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Crap Apple

  In Britain we have a breed of small, wild apples which tend to have extremely sharp flavours. They are called “crab apples”. I have just had a run in with the other Apple. It left a bitter taste in … Continue reading

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