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James Firth
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Commissioned my first corporate video... Thanks to Drum Studios https://lnkd.in/e7USa-F
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Quick one (I don't have much time for blogging at the moment). Late last night I received notification from Europe's TRIS system that UK emergency data retention legislation DRIP rushed through parliament this week was notifi...
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T-PIM's O'Clock for the Grey Guilty
Oh goody, another inane debate around why a system built by humans for humans can't be perfect. The grey guilty: " dangerous" terrorists living in the UK that the government, police and security services would like to see locked up or deported... And if it ...
Oh goody, another inane debate around why a system built by humans for humans can't be perfect. The grey guilty: "dangerous" terrorists living in the UK that the government, police and security services would like to see lo...
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The new nuclear economy: but would the right-wing government have been better off building the plant and leaving the market unrigged?
Here's a thing - I'm actually quite good at modelling costs. So when the Energy Secretary yesterday announced an effective tax on electricity bills to support the building of a £16bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point I n...
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Just chilling. Everything is monitored, and ordinary folk who run public services can't talk about much: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/22/lavabit-founder-us-surveillance-snowden
Since shuttering his email service, which was used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Ladar Levison has been stuck in a Kafkaesque legal battle – and that's about all he can say
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Big privacy story - US email service Lavabit shuts its doors, strongly hints that a secret surveillance court order would have put its customers' data at risk - but it can't talk about any court order because that's what secret justice is all about. Just so happens this is the email service used by Edward Snowden.  Lavabit founder advises against using any company with ties to the US to store their private data...
Founder of service reportedly used by Edward Snowden said he would not be complicit in 'crimes against the American people'
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Department of Dirty: is it parody if it's actually true?
As I reported nearly 3 years ago, a side effect of Vodafone UK's efforts to protect children from adult content was to block access to two popular lingerie retailers  Bravissimo and Figleaves . Vodafone customers had to literally contact their ISP, verify t...
As I reported nearly 3 years ago, a side effect of Vodafone UK's efforts to protect children from adult content was to block access to two popular lingerie retailers Bravissimo and Figleaves. Vodafone customers had to literal...
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Emergency Data Retention Legislation DRIP v Europe - now this could get interesting!
Quick one (I don't have much time for blogging at the moment). Late last night I received notification from Europe's TRIS system that UK emergency data retention legislation DRIP rushed through parliament this week was notified to the Council of Europe as a...
Quick one (I don't have much time for blogging at the moment). Late last night I received notification from Europe's TRIS system that UK emergency data retention legislation DRIP rushed through parliament this week was notifi...
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If you've ever bothered reading a software license of the sort that comes with everyday software you'd probably struggle to cope with the rage against unfair and restrictive practices. For example, as a small business owner I...
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If we put responsible journalists who handle leaked sensitive data in the firing line leakers will have few other options than to dump the whole lot unedited and unredacted...
It's hard to see the detention of David Miranda and seizure of his data or the arrival of GCHQ spooks at a national newspaper's offices to witness the destruction of hard disks as anything other than a warning shot across the...
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Russia's anti-gay crackdown - seems far worse than "just" banning promotion of homosexuality, and could get even worse if rumoured new laws are true. What is a shame is the US lost some of the moral high ground on the Snowden, Manning affairs, surveillance, drone assassinations and Gitmo - but mustn't forget at least many civil rights still exist in the west (until Cameron's Tories trash the Human Rights Act, assuming they get chance)... 
Russian President Vladimir V. Putin has declared war on homosexuals.
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White hat lobbyist and digital policy geek. Co-founder and CEO of Open Digital Policy and one-time (failed) council candidate. I invented something once.
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  • University of Nottingham, Nottingham
    Physics, 1994 - 1997