Technology, open source, civil liberties & other stuff

Microsoft faces claims it threatened MPs with job cuts in constituencies

As a long-time but begrudging user of Microsoft products it has always puzzled me just how such poor quality software ended up with a de-facto monopoly.

Theresa Mays plan to censor TV shows condemned by Tory cabinet colleague

Taking a leaf out of Kim Jong-un’s book, Theresa May’s next hair-brained scheme is to sensor TV shows before they air.

Self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are coming, whether you want them or not. Like with anything new, there are upsides and there are downsides depending on who you ask.

Greatest Threat to Free Speech Comes Not From Terrorism, But From Those Claiming to Fight it – via The Intercept

They’ve barely been back in office for five minutes, but Kim Jong Cameron has launched his most unhinged attack on free speech yet. “For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens ‘as long as… Continue Reading →

Losing focus: Why tech is getting in the way of work

Finding focus is a something almost everyone has to deal with. And research figures in the US show that in the workplace we are having more and more trouble keeping both internal and external stimuli at bay. Source: Losing focus:… Continue Reading →

Smartphones, the internet, our relationships and our world

Go to any restaurant or café these days and you’ll no doubt see couples or groups of friends sat together but completely absorbed in their phones.

BMJ: Fitness apps don’t improve health – and could be harmful

Fitness apps and wearable devices are all the rage these days, but as the click-bait headline suggests, they’re not always a good thing.

More on ownCloud

Some time has passed since we last spoke about ownCloud, so it’s probably time for a bit of an update.

Your Samsung SmartTV Is Spying on You

If George Orwell wasn’t already spinning in his grave after the surveillance news we’ve had this week, he’s probably rotating fast enough to generate electricity by now.

The rise of the driving vigilante & the internal conflict inside

Policing budget cuts and rising insurance costs have led to some road users taking the business of collecting evidence into their own hands. The question is, does this put us at the top of a very slippery slope?

Nick Clegg on snoopers charter attack

In the light of the attacks on staff of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, the Tories have started talking about the “Snoopers Charter” again.


You may have noticed that it has been almost a month since my previous post.  Well, perhaps some sort of explanation is in order.

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