Monthly Archives: November 2007

Now the lies are slower than the truth

The old proverb that ‘a lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on’ has been replaced by one in which the blog post has made the trip before the lie has done up its laces. … Continue reading

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I fought the law…

[As ever, you can also read this on the BBC News website] Like most journalists of my acquaintance I’m very sloppy about keeping my online communications secure. I rarely encrypt email messages, leaving them to be read by anyone in … Continue reading

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My del.icio.us bookmarks for November 17th through November 18th

Here’s what I tagged on del.icio.us between November 17th and November 18th: Encrypted E-Mail Company Hushmail Spills to Feds – More detail on how Hushmail communications can be compromised Social networks: after privacy, beyond friendship from openDemocracy – Nice reflection … Continue reading

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Show me your papers

I have a passport again, having lost my old one somewhere between Cambridge, Leicester and Corby on a trip last month.  The old one has been cancelled, so nobody pretending to be me will be leaving the country on it … Continue reading

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My del.icio.us bookmarks for November 4th through November 13th

Here’s what I tagged on del.icio.us between November 4th and November 13th: Verizon Violates Net Neutrality with DNS Deviations – Ed Felten nails Verizon JCMC Vol 13 Issue 1 on social networking – Lots to read here about social networking … Continue reading

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Tread softly, because you tread on our websites

[As ever, this is also on the BBC website, edited to take out the Yeats…] Sometime in October a malicious program exploited a security flaw in the WordPress software I use to host my weblog and injected some extra commands … Continue reading

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Time for teaching

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website, though the headline isn’t one I’d have chosen for a piece that’s about IT education rather than malware..] At some point this evening I am going to have to … Continue reading

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I saw this…

Here’s what I’ve tagged on del.icio.us on November 1st: Bebo and MySpace join Google Open Social – But it isn’t ‘game over’ for Facebook, whatever the pundits say. We just like a nice simple narrative for our audiences. BBC Trust … Continue reading

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Learning the hard way

[As ever, you can read this on the BBC News website too] The British Computer Society is the professional body for those working in IT, and is one of the bodies that defines the working practices for those responsible for … Continue reading

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Judging the Internet

[This is also on the BBC News website, as usual] Three Sheffield Wednesday supporters who posted anonymous abuse on the ‘Owlstalk’ website will be staring into their cornflakes this morning as they wonder whether they will soon be receiving a … Continue reading

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