Category Archives: Digital Rights

Crypto Wars 2.0

I was invited to give a talk at Oxford University on Crypto Wars 2.0 for the Cyber Security DTC that is jointly ran by Oxford and Royal Holloway. I have given a talk on the Crypto Wars at Durham in the past … Continue reading

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33C3 – Proposed EU Copyright Law – Not Fit for Anything

Another highlight from 33C3 was Julia Reda’s talk about the proposed EU copyright law, Copywrongs 2.0. I say highlight, only because it was an interesting and compelling talk, the law itself is an absolute lowlight. To say that the proposed … Continue reading

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Podcast – quick history of encryption

I did a quick video of a very short history of encryption for a friend who was putting on a screening of Citizen Four. I tried to put the film into some context, including the crypto wars. Hard to do … Continue reading

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Investigatory Powers Bill

The video below is a recording of Teresa May answering questions on the draft Investigatory Powers Bill. some interesting highlights (or low lights) for me where the following: She essentially didn’t answer the question on why it is unhelpful to … Continue reading

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Security Algorithms Need to be More Transparent

I wrote a piece for The Conversation, “It’s time to shine a light on the unseen algorithms that power ‘Big Brother’”. I try to make the point that we as citizens know very little about the algorithms that power the … Continue reading

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Book Publication

I have been trying to get a book off the ground for a couple of weeks. I don’t want to give too much away but it will (I hope) be about who has access to knowledge and for what purpose. … Continue reading

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