Category Archives: Amazon

A New Year wish for big data

Studies carried out into the life stories of men convicted of offences  linked to child abuse images, grooming  or even direct contact offending against children have shown there are no common characteristics which can reliably be said to act as … Continue reading

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Piracy web sites – perils and profits

  The British Bankers Association published some interesting research last week about the extent to which children aged 11 or below were already involved in buying goods and services online.  Seemingly 58 percent of children bought something online or had something bought … Continue reading

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“Your Kindle is Updated”

I guess last night I must have left my Kindle with the WiFi turned on because when I looked at it this morning I noticed a new and unsolicited item at the top of the list. Very simply it said … Continue reading

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A grand vision

  On 2nd May the Commission of the European Union published a very important document. It is entitled a “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the … Continue reading

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Kindle – porn slips in under the radar

  My wife and I often used to set off on holiday with a suitcase each of clothes and a third one of books which typically weighed more than the other two combined. Not any more. Two “e-book readers” do … Continue reading

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