Against mass surveillance – what will you do today?

Today is a day of action and protest against mass surveillance by our governments: The Day We Fight Back. Aptly, the first thing in my Twitter stream when I opened my laptop this morning  was the inventor of the Web re-tweeting the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s message… Things move quickly, our lives are busy. Today, though,…… Continue reading Against mass surveillance – what will you do today?

Always look on the brightside of the downside…

Being utterly besotted with the web, and especially the social web, as I am, I tend dislike nay-saying about its significance, and the manifold benefits this thing will bring to society, the world etc. You know the sort of Daily Fail nonsense: Facebook gives you cancer, Twitter rots your brain, bloggers never meet real people.…… Continue reading Always look on the brightside of the downside…

Google’s world supreme court of free speech

    For the timebeing, Google acts as a supreme court in a world of “sovereign users” clashing with ever increasing frequency with nation states that would prefer to have the last word on free speech.  Google acts like a benign dictator of the world’s data, which makes it important that we keep an eye…… Continue reading Google’s world supreme court of free speech