Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cameron’s Big Brother u-turn

One of the big promises Cameron’s Tories made during election campaigning was that they would “roll back the surveillance state”. Unfortunately, the u-turn has arrived – the ConDem coalition has resurrected the much-reviled previous government plan to monitor every phone call, tweet, email, Facebook post and make that information available to “law enforcement” at any… Read More »

BAFTAs 2012

Just waiting for the BAFTAs for this year to come on, and it makes me think a bit. The last 12 months have seen a really strong line up: The Artist, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Help, My Week With Marilyn, Submarine, Tyrannosaur, The Iron Lady, Senna… I just can’t think of any other year,… Read More »

ACTA must be destroyed

As Cory Doctorow over at Boing Boing points out, today is the day to kill ACTA. The UK branch of the Pirate Party is holding demonstrations across the UK against it, and I’m sure many other international Pirate Parties are too. However bad ACTA is right now, it can only get worse. Article 6.4 creates… Read More »

It’s all gone Code 10…

If you have been following me on Twitter, you’ll probably already know that I bought a new computer a couple of days ago. The previous one was starting to show its age. Well, really, that’s not strictly true. It wasn’t. In actual fact, it’s been – and still is – an excellent PC with top… Read More »