Tag: news

March 25, 2013
December 21, 2012
So according to the NRA, the problem is that there should be more guns in schools, not less. NRA chief breaks post-Newtown silence to call for armed guards at schools (Guardian)
November 2, 2012
As I predicted, the UK courts took a dim view of Apple’s mandated statement. Although not held in contempt, they were told to go back and try again. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20165664 The really amusing bit was where council for Apple argued “technical reasons” why it would take…

October 27, 2012
August 28, 2012
November 1, 2011
Just browsing Google News at lunchtime let me to read these two articles in succession. http://news.sky.com/home/politics/article/16100911 ‘Suppressing social networks or mobile phones at times of unrest is “unacceptable”, the Foreign Secretary has told a global summit on cyber-crime.’ ‘Human rights such as privacy and freedom…

July 8, 2011
In the wake of the announcement today that the News of the World is to close this weekend, and amid rumours that once the dust dies down, the Murdoch empire will launch the Sun on Sunday as a replacement; it now emerges that an unknown…

May 3, 2011
February 13, 2011
The King’s Speech did very well at the BAFTAs, winning 7 awards, including best film, best screenplay, best actor and best supporting actress. However, best director went to David Fincher, for The Social Network, and I think it is almost certain that he will also…

February 13, 2011
Misbah Rana has been back in the news again this week, because she is back in Britain, staying with her sister and brothers. It’s a story I followed 4 years ago, and I am not particularly interested in the rehash of it all – there…

February 6, 2011
This was apparently in the papers in December, but I missed it. However, old news can still be amusing: “The CIA has launched a taskforce to assess the impact of 250,000 leaked US diplomatic cables. Its name? WikiLeaks Task Force, or WTF for short.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/22/cia-wikileaks-taskforce-wtf
January 29, 2011