In light of what's been going on in the last few days the entire concept of "freedom of speech" and how that works with private companies has become a hot topic yet again. Twitter, Facebook and other tech companies all have terms of service. If you breach those terms the companies can suspend or terminate your access to their platforms. The US has strong freedom of … [Read more...] about Free Speech & Tech
Monty Python's "Life of Brian" has some really fantastic and very clever bits in it. The script is very clever and hilarious. Now imagine if someone were to mix that in with footage of Boris Johnson in the House of Commons.. .. well you don't have to, someone has done it: … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson vs Monty Python
Probably a better explanation of Brexit than you'll find in the mainstream media: From the ever entertaining Foil Arms and Hog. … [Read more...] about Brexit Explained (Sort of.. )
Back in 2010 I did a quick and dirty review of where Irish political parties were hosting their websites. Back then I was curious since so many of them were talking about "the knowledge economy", yet so few of them actually hosted their own websites in this country. Six years later things have changed. But what has also changed is the privacy regime. While back in 2010 … [Read more...] about General Election 2016: Where Do The Irish Political Parties Host?
Friday May 22nd 2015 Ireland goes to the polls. I've posted about the referendum a couple of times in the past few weeks, both on a personal blog and on the company blog. My position on this referendum is 100% clear. This video from the "yes" campaign sums up the feelings of a lot of people, myself included. I am voting "yes", but I am also voting "No" to many … [Read more...] about Voting No #MarRef