Launching a service in Kuwait – adjusting your user research

[My blog post was originally published on the Home Office Digital blog on the 27th of November. This is an archive, with some added information such as links and specific dates.] On the 23rd of November, Monday morning, we successfully launched the Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) service private beta in Kuwait to very little fanfare. […]

W3C public-privacy thread

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Concerns about Dept. of Education’s “Primary Online Database”

Digital Rights Ireland Simon McGarr speaks about the Dept. of Education Primary Online Database by Bernard Tyers on Mixcloud The recording can be downloaded for reference. Simon McGarr from Digital Rights Ireland speaks on Drive Time, Irish national radio, about the privacy, and misuse of data concerns with the Department of Educations’ proposed Primary Online […]

Installing Trisquel GNU/Linux on a MacBook Pro

If you try to install Trisquel 7.0 1)Trisquel Operating System website: https://trisquel.info/en on a MacBook Pro using Virtual Box 3)Virtual Box website: https://www.virtualbox.org/, you’ll run into a problem. When you configure the VM, and go to start it, you’ll get the following error: This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: pae. […]

Digital Rights Ireland comment on Ireland’s state sanctioned phone and e-mail tapping laws

Digital Rights Ireland Simon McGarr speaks to Today FM about Ireland’s phone and e-mail tapping laws by Bernard Tyers on Mixcloud Digital Rights Ireland’s Simon McGarr has written a good post with thoughts on the FISA-style secret court hearings. It looks like the law falls short of covering “Information society services” such as Google, Facebook, […]

Mainstream Internet comes to Tor – who’s next?

A couple of years ago I started a list of organisations I thought should run Tor relays or exit nodes. I found it again this weekend. Organisations who should run Tor nodes (exit or relay): (ordered by likelihood of it happening) Mozilla EFF Amnesty International Privacy International Reuters (for their journalists and correspondents and for […]

Open Rights Group London: Myles Jackman – Criminalisation of Extreme Pornography talk

ORG London October meeting: Myles Jackman – Criminalisation of Extreme Pornography (releveled) by Bernard Tyers on Mixcloud This is my recording of the Open Rights Group London October talk on the criminalisation of extreme pornography. The talk was a fascinating of the criminalising of sexual material. Myles Jackman – @ObscenityLawyer – will be talking about […]