Category Archives: Freedom of Speech & Censorship

Asking the wrong questions; Brendan Eich, boycotts & freedom of speech.

In recent days, the appointment of Brendan Eich as CEO of Mozilla has caused somewhat of a stir.  This is in no small part due to Eich’s history of political donations to various right-wing curiosities, specifically his donations to campaigns … Continue reading

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Pistols at nightfall; Wikipedia blackout and shelving of SOPA.

In the last few hours, the English language version of Wikipedia has confirmed that it will go dark for 24 hours on Wednesday this week (18th January 2012) in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which has been debated … Continue reading

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Nominet seek stakeholder opinions on plan to allow domain name suspensions by Police request.

Nominet, the registry that runs the .uk top level domain is seeking feedback on recent proposed changes relating to domain name suspension.  The proposal boils down to allowing Nominet to suspend domain names at the behest of the Police: if … Continue reading

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The Police force’s intimidation tactics; fitwatch.org.uk, forward intelligence teams and Millbank student protest.

It is barely a week after the student protest at Millbank in London.  An event which the media tells us has polarised views on how to achieve effective protest; in reality, I suspect most people are unperturbed with a few … Continue reading

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