* Posts by Danny O'Brien

3 publicly visible posts • joined 6 Apr 2008

Electronic Frontier Foundation bails from Global Network Initiative

Danny O'Brien

Yes, we were aware of the nature of NSLs and FISA court requests, but there's also been confusing indications of other forms of coercion and collaboration that go beyond even that, and which we were not aware of. See https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/07/why-doesnt-skype-include-stronger-protections-against-eavesdropping for more on this.

Office admin sacked for Blears abuse

Danny O'Brien

TheyWorkForYou had nothing to do with this

TheyWorkForYou had nothing to do with this. Here's their comment: http://www.mysociety.org/2009/07/06/theyworkforyou-nothing-to-do-with-this-sacked-civil-servant-story/

The Telegraph have already removed any mention of TWFY from the article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/cabinet-expenses/5750511/MPs-expenses-Civil-servant-sacked-for-calling-Hazel-Blears-a-disgrace-in-anonymous-internet-post.html (Rather sweetly, it now appears to say that "Miss Greenwood wrote on the internet of Miss Blears".)

Dangermouse, Ian 54 -- if you'd like me to talk more about the history of MySociety from its days when we were running a fax machine in a cupboard in one of our volunteers' houses, and MPs were screaming at us for the horrific injustice of letting their constituents contact them directly, and why it's about the least likely organization to hand over data of its users to anyone without a court order, feel free to mail me. My name's Danny O'Brien, and I'm at danny@spesh.com.

Alternatively, there's still a lot of work to be done monitoring and holding governments to account across the world. If you'd be interested in volunteering, let me know.

Everyone's a winner in the Comcast - BitTorrent detente

Danny O'Brien

What about EFF's own support for Comcast's new behaviour?

After accusing the organization of religious zealotry in arguing against per-protocol restrictions through faked packets, and for fairer and publicly stated bandwidth controls, it seems odd not to link to the post where it agrees that this is a good move: http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/03/comcast-reducing-discrimination-planning-end-it-altoghether-isp-testing-remains-es

Or does that spoil the narrative?

(Due disclosure: I work for the EFF. Hello, Register-land!)