Tech

Russia fingered in FT hack

FT executive Andrew Betts put’s his hands up to letting some Syrian phishermen into his FT Gmail account. He publishes a statement from the SEA claiming that Syria “is simply defending its soil” and the the rebels aren’t a very nice bunch. There is actually not a lot new in the statement that anyone with…

Tech giant shows accountability of markets

Facebook has to be one of the biggest of “big business” players out there and has certainly had it’s fair share of scrutiny from social campaigners, in particular, from privacy campaigners. The privacy issue is one where an instinctive mistrust of powerful entities seems to drive large sections of the population to paranoia. What these…

Silent Circle

“We feel that every citizen has a right to communicate,” Janke says, “the right to send data without the fear of it being grabbed out of the air and used by criminals, stored by governments, and aggregated by companies that sell it.” – Slate Bravo to Janke for standing up for users – i.e citizens…

The stupid cookie law is dead at last

The ICO has announced that their own use of cookies is reverting to 2009, with a bigger warning. Thank god the holier than thou Information Commissioner has realised that reality it what it is, unless you can invent something better, and accepted common sense. Silk Tide write: The Information Commissioner’s Office – who for brevity…

WordPress to accept Bitcoin

Oh the irony, a story about WordPress held up from reaching Libertarian Home readers by… you guessed it… WordPress. The little widget called Jetpack that runs the comments around here is playing up and denying @RightWingHippy his freedom of speech, though not deliberately, and only around here. Nevertheless RWH is chomping at the bit, and…