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David Collier-Brown
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In my view, leaving privacy out of design means leaving it out entirely, so policing it should be a duty of the government.... Gee, they even have a commissioner, do you suppose they know that?
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If you believe this advice, no-one is. Of course, it had to be stated as a question, as making a positive statement would likely render it "legal advice" and leave the author open to charges...
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In honor of the Day Against DRM
In Celebration of Day Against DRM - Save 50-60% on ALL O'Reilly Ebooks & Videos
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Australian commission identifies geoblocking as a restraint on trade and harmful to copyright holders.
"The Productivity Commission report argued that the Federal Government needs to send a clear message that it is not an infringement of copyright for consumers to evade geoblocking technology... People actually want to do the right thing. They're happy to pay for copyright, but they want it now and they want it competitively priced," 
The Federal Government's Productivity Commission is urging lawmakers to make it clear that using VPNs to bypass geoblocking is not piracy.
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+Peter da Silva  I think that's what  the folks writing the TPP intended.  It's to their advantage in the pacific trade area, but a disadvantage when dealing with the EU, and with tough characters like Elsvier (one of my customer was a cash cow of theirs. Moo!)  
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A followup to the US making email private once more... physical mail was always private.
The civil liberties of our parents are not being passed down to our children. Somehow, liberties are being interpreted to only apply to analog technology, despite this limitation being nowhere in the books. This is a disastrous erosion of the … Continue reading
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First new Multics Technical bulletin, "MTB-1000: Command Line History"  was posted yesterday to the Multicians list, for review before implementation.  This is the equivalent of an RFC. Most MTBs were from ~1965 to 1986, the last one I have was 716.
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The TPP may fail ratification. In the US, both candidates for president are against it. It requires a significant plurality to ratify, so a few holdouts can force reopening the negotiation.
Canada's parliamentary secretary for international trade, David Lametti, sounds off on the controversial trade deal. Parliamentary Secretary for Trade David Lametti says the government will take its time to decide on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia ...
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Yah, I'm not sure Congress sees it that way.
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The privacy comissioner's asking for comments about "consent". My response was:

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on these issues, I have read your paper with interest and have comments to offer, as a private person who is subject to the consent schemes imposed by websites and vendors.

1. Of the solutions identified in this paper, which one(s) has/have the most merit and why?

In my view, a balance needs to be struck between enhancing consent for uses that do not follow from the business purposes of the offered good or service, and providing alternatives to consent for purposes consistent with the good or service offer.

If I purchase a newspaper/newsletter such as Linux Weekly News, I expect the publisher to use my personal information to complete a credit-card purchase, to identify me when I log in, and to validate "letters to the editor" as having come from a unique subscriber, and authenticate the letter to others if I chose to sign it.

I do not expect more that two sentences of explanation of this on the registration form, one for the payment and access and one for the offer of authentication. I explicitly do not expect to grant any other rights to the publisher, and expect to be warned if others are sought, specifically including the sale of my reading practices to other parties.

At the same time, I expect the payment and access terms to be supported by statute law and regulation, specifying what the plain-language terms mean in the eyes of the courts, and a good-faith payment of a fee to be a sufficient proof that the publisher can provide me the services as offered.

2. What roles, responsibilities and authorities should the parties responsible for promoting the development and adoption of solutions have to produce the most effective system?

I do not see any unusual roles for the parties: clear legislation, honest courts and stringent policing, just has been done with the CASL anti-spam legislation, will easily suffice.

3. What solutions have we not identified that would be helpful in addressing consent challenges and why?

I do not see any new mechanisms that would be of use.

4. What, if any, legislative changes are required?

We need limits on the kind of terms that can be imposed unilaterally by one party's "shrink-wrap" or "click-wrap" agreements, but great clarity in what can reasonably be expected from an agreement to purchase a specific good an service, so that a vendor can offer a simple, obvious and fair exchange, including optional services that the customer can agree to by the act of adopting them.
Notice of Consultation and Call for Submissions: Consent Discussion Paper
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As usual, science fiction movies soon turn into documentaries...
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Ironically, the very next post was Ozan Yigit posting a link to person of interest, http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/05/person-of-interest-remains-one-of-the-smartest-shows-about-ai-on-television/
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What I do!
One stop for all theatre and movie information. Show times, trailers, news, movie details, and online ticketing. Cineplex.com has entertainment covered.
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We're at it, with a booth, we aren't the organizers.
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Hey, our American Cousins actually agreed on something!
The bill requires a warrant before searching old digital communications stored in the cloud by companies like Google and Facebook.
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Sensitive to argument: Because they do have a lot to hide!
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