Category Archives: Mobile phones

A new take on privacy and consent

Simon Davies is one of the world’s leading authorities in the field of online privacy. He thinks we are in the middle of a huge crisis – one that should concern us all. The titles of two of his recent … Continue reading

Posted in Consent, Default settings, E-commerce, Facebook, Google, Internet governance, Location, Mobile phones, Pornography, Regulation, Self-regulation, Uncategorized

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

Posted in Amazon, CEOP, Child abuse images, Default settings, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Mobile phones, Pornography, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation, Snowden

Mobile phones as electronic tags for victims of domestic abuse

Interesting release by the excellent Jennifer Perry at the Digital Safety Trust.  Although the focus is on domestic abuse – an extremely important issue in its own right –  it has obvious implications for other types of abusive behaviour Domestic … Continue reading

Posted in Location, Mobile phones, Privacy, Regulation, Self-regulation, Uncategorized

You couldn’t make it up

I wonder if Nigel Farage – leader of the UK’s  anti-EU party – has a cousin or at any rate a friend working within European institutions, conspiring with him to help convince Brits we ought to leave the EU? I’m … Continue reading

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A Digital Manifesto for Britain’s children

Today CHIS published its “Digital Manifesto”.  The manifesto sets out the UK children’s organizations’  proposals for the consideration of the main political parties contesting seats in May in  the General Election for the Westminster Parliament. The parties’ responses will be … Continue reading

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Taking stock of the Coalitions

  In December, 2011, Vice President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes identified five areas where she wanted to see internet companies taking action to make the internet a better place for kids. In the name of self-regulation Kroes asked … Continue reading

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Filters in the UK

  No one I know argues filters are a silver bullet that solves all of the problems modern parents have to think about when trying to decide what to do for the best with regards to their children’s online lives. … Continue reading

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