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Tag: Surveillance

Episode One Hundred and Twenty One: Dark Value; The Latest Attempt; Five Eyes

0.0 Station Ident 3B to Salt Lake City, a tiny bitstream hanging off BLE to LTE connecting this laptop to the ‘net while I scribble in yet another TEXTAREA. Watching: Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the nth time, thinking about that Marvel Cinematic Universe freemium mobile MMO that’s sitting around in my head – […]

Episode Eighty Eight: Smarts; The Real Internet

0.0 Station Ident I’m writing this again at about 20k feet on the way back home to Portland from San Francisco. It’s been a long, crazy week, one capped off with meetings that feel like they’ve been interesting and productive. So fingers crossed there. 1.0 Smarts I woke up this morning to the news – […]

Episode Thirty Three: BBC Heaven; Shorts

1.0 BBC Heaven In a past life, I used to do a fair amount of work with broadcasters and tv production companies. The company I founded with my brother, Six to Start, got its, ahem, start doing work for the BBC and Channel 4, two public (read: state-owned, non-commercial) broadcasters in the UK. There’s something […]

Episode One: The Beginning

It’s episode one. Let’s see how this goes. 1. Dear Subscriber, You Are Registered As A Participant In Mass Disturbance The Vice article seems perhaps a little overwritten, but here’s your law-reflected-in-code story for the day: it appears that mobile phones within predefined geographic areas (or perhaps, or more worryingly, just those attached to specific […]