Mobile devices, Planets and the Human Condition


Internet Censorship, Guilt by accusation, I'm Angry. very angry (S92a - etc)

, posted: 8-Jun-2011 23:21

I am so incredibly angry, I'm angry that this supposed government we voted for used an urgency to pass guilt by accusation laws,

I'm angry that even though every study of the NZ populace showed that there was overwhelming opposition to thi (read the entire post)...



Privacy laws get long overdue tidyup over Motorist Registration (NZ)

, posted: 4-Oct-2007 07:16

A Land Transport Amendment Bill will ensure greater privacy for car owners.

No longer will anyone be able to walk into a post-office and get all your private details from your Registration plate, from here on in, the details will only be h (read the entire post)...



Thailand vs Youtube.... "team Google, world police"??

, posted: 17-May-2007 18:34

companies such as YouTube, google, yahoo and microsoft find themselves in a really serious predicament which is likely to only get worse as time goes on. simply put, the issue is what laws do you obey? there have been a numb (read the entire post)...



Hand em over. Thai government wants YouTube to provide Users Identity.

, posted: 12-May-2007 10:55

The latest in the ongoing saga, the Thai government has demanded that Google / Youtube hand over the identity of the user who posted the video(s) showing images that could be considered lese majeste,

this is a particularly interesting case (read the entire post)...



How To protect your Content from plagiarism.

, posted: 21-Feb-2007 17:55

Plagiarism, its a fairly hot topic at the moment.

so how do you protect yourself from it?


there is a great site called Copyscape, they offer an initial free service which returns a limited amount of results,

how (read the entire post)...



Three Cheers for Microsoft. Take a Bow, winner of the correct decision by a large corporation award.

, posted: 9-Feb-2007 12:07

There is a sensationalistic article in the 08/02/2007 Dominion Post stating "Privacy Defence Delays Police" and "Microsoft Resists passing on Xbox burglars details"

(http://www.stuff.co.nz/3954263a28.html)

The article then goes (read the entire post)...



Shock! Chip and Pin Flaws Exposed!... and the news is?

, posted: 7-Feb-2007 11:46

Surprise, Surprise, its possible to clone a Smart Chip credit card.

reports in the news feeds around the web at the moment which are totally overhyping - yet understating the most obvious flaw.

this flaw has been proven by a res (read the entire post)...



Inanes Predictions of things to come Part 1.

, posted: 11-Dec-2006 14:20

Perhaps that should read "Inane predictions of things to come"?
With the International data protect and privacy commissioners conference just completed and many commentaries in the press,
there is a lot of talk about the future of privacy. (read the entire post)...



The 'Surveillance Society' is already with us..

, posted: 20-Nov-2006 12:15

Thats right! - that is one of the points in the closing communique from the 28th international conference of data protection and Privacy commissioners.

but there is some good points in the communique,

about three quarters of t (read the entire post)...



How Free is Freedom of speech? it could end up costing you.

, posted: 18-Sep-2006 13:10

Saturday I attended Geekzone 06, which was a great event.

One of the speakers was Juha who spoke at some legnth about Blogs and the Law.

so What protection do you really have? the answer to that, is Not much - especially in this (read the entire post)...



Towards A universal right to Data protection and Privacy... the Montreux Declaration

, posted: 12-Sep-2006 13:31

Many of you, like me have concerns about the levels of privacy available to you in this day and age,
there is some very interesting reading out there, such as the Montreux Declaration.

this is a statement and declaration made at the (read the entire post)...



Fantastic Proposal to protect privacy of NZers: Privacy Commissioner Welcomes Proposed Motor Vehicle Changes

, posted: 7-Sep-2006 12:56

"Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff today welcomed the Government's announcement that it is looking to restrict access to the New Zealand Motor Vehicle Register.

Mrs Shroff said her Office has been concerned for some years that personal inf (read the entire post)...



Kids, a Malware / Spyware creators dream.

, posted: 4-Sep-2006 21:56

Malware and Spyware is an everpresent danger although all who have a wee bit of experience on the net tend to take at least minimum precautions to prevent infection.

however, I have found in my experience, fixing friends and work associate (read the entire post)...



Initial Response from TelstraClear. - my request has been passed on...

, posted: 31-Aug-2006 08:55

I have had an initial response back from TelstraClear,
albeit from a Customer service Rep, at least it has an individual name attached to it,
letting me know that my query has been passed to the team that will handle my request.

(read the entire post)...



A letter to NZFACT and Clarifying My position

, posted: 28-Aug-2006 18:55

in response to a flippant comment by "mike" on the post http://www.geekzone.co.nz/inane/1179


I do not support Copyright theft, patent infringement, Intellectual Property theft or abuse,

nor do I steal music or Movies.
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Email to Telstraclear asking them to state their position

, posted: 28-Aug-2006 18:51


Below is the email I have sent to Telstra clear, asking them to state their position regarding privacy of information.

it may not be the best worded email, but I think it asks clearly enough.



Attn: Senior Execu (read the entire post)...



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I'm a professional Geek, and also in my own time, I am likely to write about all manner of things on this blog.
Of late I haven't updated this place much, but I need to do some revamping and dust off the cobwebs a bit. so thats what I'll do. going to aim for a minimum of three times a week updated here to begin, then perhaps head towards every day!


Who knows! 


but for now I hope you enjoy what you read, and that I aid the constant novelty and stimulus to your brain that the internet provides us all, in a way nothing else can!


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