Monthly Archives: September 2012

A threat on Facebook: a crime?

Should Making A Threat On Facebook Be A Crime? | Techdirt. 22 August 2012 the answer is yes as long as the circumstances fit within the legal definition of the crime. it is a question as much of common sense … Continue reading

Posted in Countries - UK, Freedom of speech, Offences - Incitement/provocation, Offences - Violence against the person, Social networking - Facebook | Leave a comment

The UN In Charge Of Cybersecurity Standards?

Do We Really Want The UN In Charge Of Cybersecurity Standards? | Techdirt. 11 September 2012 I don’t have an issue with the UN per se in charge. After all we have the UN Declaration of Human Rights… but the … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity: human failure, data leaking and knowledge of it all

Hackers Get Personal Info On 12-Million Apple Users… From An FBI Laptop | Techdirt. 4 September 2012 I like the story in that the FBI spies (illegally probably, and if legally it raises questions of human rights) and the hackers … Continue reading

Posted in Anonymous and Co, censorship, General - Cybercrime patterns, General - Legal/non legal responses to cybercrime, Offences - Hacking (unauthorised access), Prevention - Security, Surveillance | Leave a comment

Pussy Riots and Wikileaks: infamous comparisons?

The Same Day Russia Sentences Pussy Riot, It Condemns The UK Over Julian Assange | Techdirt. 20th August 2012 I will come back on the Pussy Riots case (I have a few words to say on Putin’s comments that the … Continue reading

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Drones attacks

Apple Feels Reporting Drone Strikes ‘Objectionable And Crude’ And Rejects App | Techdirt. 31 August 2012 I have to say that I was gobsmacked by the logic of it all. The app is not the issue: the use of the … Continue reading

Posted in Countries - US, Cyberwar, Drones | Leave a comment

US sanctions against Iran: WoW ban

Blizzard Blocking Iranian WoW Players Due To US Sanctions | Techdirt. 31 August 2012 The US asked Blizzard (delivering World of Warcraft) to block Iranian customers/users/players. On a purely economic rationale of those types of sanctions, it makes sense: the … Continue reading

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the republicans (US) and internet censorship 2012

GOP Platform May Include Internet Freedom Language… But Also Wants Crackdown On Internet Porn | Techdirt. 28 August 2012 The Republicans (GOP stands for Grand Old Party), at their Convention, are supposed to talk/refer to internet freedom, but it seems … Continue reading

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Justice File management in the Information age

DEA Gets Lawsuit Dismissed Because It Couldn’t Cope With Two Terabytes Of Evidence | Techdirt. 28 August 2012 This post is not so much about the case above than a more general comment on managing files at trial in complex … Continue reading

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