“I wondered what government official in what dark alley dreamed up this groping to protect the public?”
At some point our elected representatives will get a clue and say on our behalf that it’s time for the security theatre to end and for the spiralling abuse of ordinary people has become a barrier to the freedom to travel. Sadly that time hasn’t come yet and we’ll continue to hear how arbitrary jobsworth-quality privacy invasion without reasonable cause is “for our own safety”.
I’ve confirmed that I will speaking at this event in Rotterdam on November 11th – if you attend, be sure to say hello!
Dave Neary’s compromise proposal. Given it requires Canonical to give up copyright aggregation on code they clearly want to control at all costs, I doubt it will fly, but it’s interesting to see someone making a proposal instead of delivering spin.
[Apologies for multiple copies of this being published – looks like some issue over at del.icio.us that’s affecting their auto-post facility. The wretched thing has been posting roughly every ten minutes since lunchtime, and I’ve so far had no response from Yahoo to help fix it]
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