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Toys can be tricky

Children’s toys that can connect to the internet featured in eNACSO’s recent publication (June, 2016) When ‘free’ isn’t . They were also the principal topic of conversation at a workshop organized earlier this month at the IGF entitled The Internet of Toys and Things. It was … Continue reading

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Non-Disclosure Agreements – enforced silence?

  Over the years I have worked for many different high tech companies. As I recall in each case under the contractual agreement I entered into there was either an implied or, more often, an express term requiring me to … Continue reading

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A great new, global resource

  I have the honour to be a member of the Advisory Council of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI). Its HQ is and always been in Washington DC, where it is led by online child safety veteran CEO Stephen … Continue reading

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The end of civilization as we know it?

  I know plagiarism is a bad thing. However, it is going to be difficult to avoid it with this blog because my piece is so heavily dependent on the writings of one man: Professor Wolfgang Kleinwächter of the University of … Continue reading

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Does Facebook want to open up to children below the age of 13?

In the same week in which the influential US Consumers’ Union calls on Facebook to do more to keep children under the age of 13 off their site, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s Founder and CEO, seems to be saying he thinks … Continue reading

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Did Mr Smith say something radical?

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) is based in Washington DC. I’m on their Advisory Board and have been since its inception. FOSI is supported by most of the big US internet companies and it is extremely well connected inside … Continue reading

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