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November 16, 2010  6:47 PM

Back to Skool

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
crime, freedom, Surveillance

Over the next few days I'm going to focus on a number of important stories that relate to freedom of speech, and the unfortunate consequences of using that freedom to say something silly.

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June 30, 2010  3:13 PM

Backfiring biometrics

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, crime, Data protection

I've written on a number of occasions about the fallibility of biometrics as a trusted means to find or identify an individual. Setting aside problems with the mathematics of...


February 22, 2010  7:40 AM

Government backs down on increased data theft penalties

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
.ico, crime, Data protection, legislation, politics

The Ministry of Justice has once again dropped plans to increase penalties against those who recklessly or deliberately misuse personal information. As part of its response to the


November 27, 2009  8:17 AM

Feed me Alan, make me strong!

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
crime, identity, politics, privacy, technologies

It had to happen sooner or later - the police have been accused of arresting people solely for the purposes of adding further 'suspects' to the National DNA Database. It's time to revisit why the current approach...


November 26, 2009  9:03 AM

RIPA tears up the right to remain silent

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
crime, Data protection, Security, technologies

Chris Williams of the Register has written an excellent analysis of the recent jailing of a schizophrenic man for refusal to release...


August 6, 2009  11:15 AM

A week when databases go bad

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
crime, identity

Apologies for the lack of blogging over the past few weeks, I've been taking a break that included cycling to Paris and living in the woods for 10 days. In reviewing the mountain of news items that were waiting in my inbox when I returned, I noticed four examples of incidents that blow away the...


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