Category Archives: Privacy
Regular readers will recall last year I got very engaged with discussions on the new e-Privacy Regulation being drawn up in Brussels. They were threatening to outlaw the use of PhotoDNA and similar tools by certain types of electronic communications … Continue reading
This week saw the publication of a report of a conference which I organized with the help of The Reward Foundation. What did we look at? With the enormous advances that have been made in recent years in the field … Continue reading
The Government is in court tomorrow over its failure to implement age verification for pornography sites. Fingers crossed.
It’s a funny old world. Governments bang on about the unacceptable nature of some of the stuff that regularly appears on social media. They call on the platforms to do something about it and, immediately, a whole army of predictable … Continue reading
So it wasn’t an empty threat. President Trump did it. He signed an Executive Order which, in essence, seeks to change the law on platform immunity, as conferred by s.230, Communications Decency Act 1996. It is doubtful the Executive Order … Continue reading
Last Thursday Facebook made an announcement about its plans for Messenger. In truth the substance of the announcement concerned great stuff I thought they were already doing, at least on their main Facebook platform, so discovering they were now going … Continue reading
In yesterday’s “Observer” the ever-excellent John Naughton drew attention to a survey carried out by a new kid on the block, a company called “Brave”. And they obviously are because Brave is trying to get going in the web browser … Continue reading