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October 01, 2010

Finally, UK government inaction over Phorm is seeing consequences

Writing about web page http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/oct/01/eu-online-privacy

Most of you probably will have no idea what Phorm is. What is Phorm? It's a near-insolvent US company which used to specialise in making money from spyware and which turned its attentions to targeted advertising based on monitoring browser habits.

The short of it is that the EU is fed up with UK inaction with regards to obeying EC Privacy Directives and is now taking the UK to the European Court of Justice.

About time. 


(Source: The Guardian


February 12, 2008

Fun With Law II

Writing about web page http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/01/oakland-califor.html

Not a particularly funny case at its essence: Linux developer accused of murdering his wife. But the quirks come with the details.

 

The officer also testified the defendant flatulated in his face when the authorities were snapping nude photos of him Sept. 28, 2006. The officer said Reiser told him: "'You're about to experience chaos' and, for lack of a better term, he farted in my face."

"Did you make a report of that?" DuBois asked the officer.

"No. But it stays vividly in my head."

 

 


January 31, 2008

Fun With Law I

English law is not as dry as it appears. Every so often you'll run into a case like this:

Parrott v Park [2007] EWHC 210

 A contributed £73,000 (55%) of the purchase price of the yacht "UP YAWS", which was then registered in B's sole name. There was no evidence of an intended gift.  
 Can you imagine having to sue someone to claim your share of a yacht called "UP YAWS"?

February 16, 2006

On banning the glorification of

Writing about web page http://politics.guardian.co.uk/terrorism/story/0,,1710761,00.html

A good thing so long as they word the legislation appropriately so as to deprive the Government for using it as a policy measure as opposed to a moral/legal measure. I hope that the legislation is applied equally and that people who glorify State use of terror will be affected.

It will be interesting to see how they define terrorism (or whether it is defined at all and it is left up to judges to interpret what terrorism will mean). I have not yet read the statute or proposed statute – if anyone has any links they'd like to share, they'd be most welcome.


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