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Safe Harbor Is Officially Dead

Data protection, privacy and retention have been hot topics for a long time, but the latest decision from the ECJ has effectively killed off “Safe Harbor” Here’s the decision (apparently a “media version” pending the release of the official one) [spiderpowa-pdf src=”https://technology.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/schrems-judgment.pdf”]schrems-judgment More over on Politico.eu UPDATE: Here’s the full decision: [spiderpowa-pdf src=”https://technology.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/283806411-CJEU-Judgment-Schrems-Case-on-Safe-Harbour.pdf”]283806411-CJEU-Judgment-Schrems-Case-on-Safe-Harbour  

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Snowden Joins Twitter – Internet Explodes!

Edward Snowden joined Twitter today Can you hear me now? — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 29, 2015 and was immediately granted a verified account. The guys over at Radix must be delighted, as his profile link points to a .press domain  – freedom.press And he’s already poking fun at the NSA: Meanwhile, a thousand people […]

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John Oliver Interviews Edward Snowden

Last night’s episode of “Last Week Tonight” was longer than normal due to John Oliver doing a special segment on government surveillance. The segment included a lengthy in person interview with Edward Snowden that John Oliver recorded in Moscow. As he has done in the past, Oliver managed to put government surveillance into context in […]

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Digital Rights Europe Conference will Focus on Practicalities [Audio]

Blacknight is sponsoring the inaugural Digital Rights Europe Conference, in Dublin on April 15 (and we’re giving a 50% discount on the tickets – see below!) Antóin Ó Lachtnáin is on the organising team and he joins us on today’s podcast. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 16:47; 10MB; MP3. Digital Rights Ireland is an […]

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A Golden Age of Journalism? Interview with Malachy Browne of Reported.ly [Audio]

Malachy Browne is our guest on today’s podcast. With a solid background in both journalism and technology, he worked for Village magazine and co-founded Politico.ie before joining Storyful as News Editor. In December he joined international news startup Reported.ly, where he is Managing Editor and Europe Anchor. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download […]

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Fadi Chehadé Reacts to US Government Announcement

Last night the US government made a historic announcement. You can read the press release here. There’ll be a LOT of media coverage of this announcement in the coming days and weeks. ICANN’s CEO Fadi Chehadé recorded a brief video last night to explain the importance of the announcement: Related articles US to give up control […]

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Snowden’s Alternative Christmas Message

Edward Snowden was chosen by Channel 4 to give their “Alternative Christmas message”. While the BBC carried the Queen’s speech where she focussed on the birth of great-grandson, Snowden’s message was focussed on how today’s children will never know privacy. A bit of a contrast! Snowden’s speech, while short, made references to Orwell and contained […]

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Snowden To Give Alternative Christmas Message

At 4.15pm this afternoon, Christmas Day 2013, Edward Snowden will give Channel 4’s “Alternative Christmas Message”. Channel 4 has been airing an “alternative” to the traditional Queen’s speech since 1993 and previous presenters include former President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Afghan, war veteran Major Andrew Stockton, Adam Hills, Katie Piper, Quentin Crisp, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, […]

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