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My clever radio alarm clock normally wakes me me up by blasting out the BBC’s “Today” programme. This is the UK’s prime, agenda-setting current affairs programme. Pretty much the whole of our political class tunes in. And me. Four days … Continue reading
Not long ago Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook was going to “pivot to privacy”. Apparently the company will apply this idea to WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram (but not the Facebook platform itself). This announcement caused all kinds of fluttering in the dovecotes. … Continue reading
Yesterday I received a copy of a reply to a question which had been put to the European Commission by British MEP Mary Honeyball. Here is the question Subject: The potential impact of the ePrivacy Regulation on the safety, security, … Continue reading
Some time ago I read a discussion of strategies online businesses might adopt to try to avoid the clutches of potential or actual Regulators. Without embarrassment or apology it was suggested companies deliberately bundle and entangle lots of things. Why? … Continue reading
The Sunday Times today reports on the threat that DNS over HTTPS appears to pose to child protection.
The Government has just announced the trigger date for the new rules concerning age verification and access to commercial pornography web sites. It is 15th July, 2019. This closes one chapter and opens another. Now the hard work begins. Will … Continue reading