* Posts by Brett Patterson

3 posts • joined 27 Apr 2008

Scorpions tale leaves IWF exposed

Brett Patterson

Sky Broadband Terms are incorrect

From the Sky Broadband Terms and Conditions page:

"We have put technical measures in place to prevent you from accessing certain websites that contain illegal images of child abuse that are identified from time to time by the Internet Watch Foundation ('IWF')."

Isn't this incorrect? (they refer only to "illegal images of child abuse", but have chosen to block images that were not clearly illegal, and which the IWF did not say were clearly illegal).

Should we be concerned that Sky updates their Terms and Conditions to state what they really do? It appears they breached their contract with their users?

Fire at The Planet takes down thousands of websites

Brett Patterson

*twiddles thumbs

We have a server there: http://www.cardesignnews.com

Funny we also haven't heard from any users yet... but maybe the nameservers being down will affect (outsourced) mail too? (Our servers are up and running in H2 but our nameservers are in H1).

Unmasking the Neighborhood Network Watch

Brett Patterson


An open network isn't 'insecure', its 'shared'.

Using an open network isn't stealing, its sharing by invitation.

(I'm really worried about the way traditional concepts of community and sharing are being pushed aside by fear and false security concerns. Are we going to build open shared efficient networks for the good of all, or hide away and close doors?)


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