It does not happen that often but a couple of years back I arrived home to London from a 24 hour long flight from Sydney.I dropped the suitcases and went straigh to the train station to get to Manchester...
"Octagon, polygon Pipes up an organ Sonic branches Murmuring drone Crystallizing galaxies Spread out like my fingers"
Ever so grateful to B Butterworth for the tickets and the company!
Enjoyed conversation with Jon Crowcroft and Karmen G this eve at JB's on University Street. Apparently there was a debate in Cambridge in which Jon participated yesteday.
I argued there should really be a right to be forgiven (an individual), rather than a right to be forgotten.
The real crux of the issue is the social problem, but also privacy contextualization.
Technical tools are getting apparently a bit better or more sophisticated to work on etheral and conversations fading away and give more privacy... Jon quoted FB's algorythm on how you do not see many posts from people you do not interact much lately.
It's my 50th icann meeting and the 51st ICANN meeting. I missed Singapore, attended the ICANN 2 in Berlin in 1999 for one day and the rest is a history... ICANN meetings should all take place in one or 2 hubs, like Hamburg or Dubai and make the travel destination less exciting to see who'd really still attend the meeting and cut out the travelling circus
It's the 4th ICANN meeting in LA - this time not near the LAX or Marina Del Ray but in Beverly Hills.
Tomorrow is the UK MAGIG meeting and one of the topics is the IANA stewardship transition. ICANN's community.icann.org website is a good starting point to get involved and learn about the process that started in March 2014 with the NTIA's announcement, but more details are here: the IANA SOW summary and IANA functions summary.
CENTR's contribution seems also valid, and maybe less so the HLG meeting in Brussels. What really needs to happen is to set up a set of processes agreed by all parties that can be evoked if something goes wrong - in order to fix the accountability of IANA part.
And few days ago before the umbrella protests in HKG, there was a lot talked about growth data localization and Russia's plan...
A new post from Alexa O'Brien, who fought hard for Bill Manning's court case to get appropriate public attention, shows how national security (surveillance or of potential terrorist data ) was studied and processed (THIN THREAD) in a proportionate way before 9/11, after which the rules changed and Bill Binney resigned. I too saw the same presentation in which he thanked E Snowden for all the data he can now use in his ppt. A new film, a Good American, is in the process of making talking about the very same issues Binney explains and hopefully ready for the next years Sundance.
Watch the Dalai Lama's livestream celebration on 2nd of October, therefore celebrating the bithday of M Ghandi. few weeks after he was refused a visa to South Africa... to attend the Nobel Peace ceremony there
Have security features of the FireChat app (used over a meshed network, with a Wifi direct system network) been overhyped? Yes, at least with the usage of FC in HG and the NPR article.. Reports from Citizen's lab and this pointer is an important warning about security risks for the users.