European Commission and Net-Neutrality

Yesterday the Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, gave a speech titled "The EU, safeguarding the open internet for all" setting out her vision for net-neutrality. In her speech she stated; "Openness and liberty are values I am determined to defend everywhere... The Arab…

Daily Mail Vs. Porn

Not that I am applying any mathematical theory to this, but with stories like this; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2137807/Obsessed-internet-child-porn-addict-amassed-250-000-images-12-years-age-15.html and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1380257/Is-YOUR-child-watching-porn-The-effects-graphic-sex-images-young-minds.html Appearing next to pictures of half clad women and constant stories about woman and sex on…

Early Day Motion 773

Although I'm a fan of private companies providing services to the NHS, caution must be made to ensure robust rules and frameworks are in place. One thing that has alarmed me recently is the omission of subjecting private providers to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, in-fact the current legislation allows…

Dig command line tool

Yesterday I was in a meeting discussing DNS and showed a colleague the "dig" - domain information groper - command. It's a fantastic little tool for querying DNS name servers. For standard use all you need to do is open a terminal and type $dig example.com This will respond…