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Richard King
Geek, hacker, metal-head, climber, snowboarder, drummer, project manager, software designer and digital-rights activist. Not necessarily in that order.
Geek, hacker, metal-head, climber, snowboarder, drummer, project manager, software designer and digital-rights activist. Not necessarily in that order.
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Serial evader of responsibilities Julian Assange has been detained arbitrarily by the Swedish and UK governments, according to a UN panel of experts, who published the results of their 16-month investigation today. I don’t understand how they arrived at…

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NPI Polar Foxes run the Tromsø Mørketidesløp (polar night half marathon)

Last Saturday I spent a fun couple of hours cheering on the NPI Polar Foxes, featuring Jen and colleagues from the Norwegian Polar Institute (Norsk Polarinstitutt), as they ran in the Tromsø Polar Night Half Marathon (Mørketidesløp) and 10 km (Mila)…

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Computer says terrorist: the #IPBill will legalise mass surveillance & subject a generation to algorithmic suspicion

In the UK today, you can be brought to the attention of the security services by computer algorithms, which judge you by interrogating volumes of data about your life so large they defy comprehension. Computer says terrorist. Right now, all the data we…

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I'm very excited to announce that I'm joining @equalitie!

At the start of the month I announced my departure from the Open Rights Group. Now I’m excited to share what I’m doing next. I’m joining eQualitie as Technical Projects Coordinator. eQualitie develops systems and software to defend digital-rights…

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The @openrightsgroup are hiring! Could you do my old job? I bet you could. Click here:

Earlier this month I announced that I’m stepping down from my role as Technical Projects Manager at the Open Rights Group. I can now announce that they’re hiring to replace me. ORG are looking for someone to: Manage their technical projects. Direct their…

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I'm returning to ORG's grassroots. Join me?

After a fantastic two years working for the Open Rights Group, it’s time for me to step down as technical projects manager, and return to ORG’s grassroots. I’d like to say thank you to my colleagues at ORG and the many volunteers, members, advisors and…

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I blogged about data, indiscretion and Ashley Madison:

Ashley Madison is a website that facilitates extra-marital affairs. When hackers stole their customer database and threatened to post it online, the heady mix of sex, scandal and cyber spawned a thousand column inches. Yesterday the hackers made good on…

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Cash-for-access suspects "known to intelligence services"

The security services are likely to face questions after it emerged that both suspects in the latest cash-for-access scandal were already known to them. It is understood that the man widely named as Sir Malcolm Rifkind, and his fellow suspect John…

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In October 2014 I was at the the Mozilla Festival in London to lead a session about web-filtering in the UK. A couple of videos of me at the event  have since emerged…

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This morning we made a Lego Arctic exploration kit! What did you do?

When Jen was last in the UK she found this awesome Lego Arctic exploration kit! A great way to spend a Sunday morning :-)
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