Are Bloggers Protected By Freedom Of The Press? Wikileaks, The NSA Files And The Unanswered Questions

There is- obviously- a lot of interweb chatter about GCHQ and the NSA. But these questions remain unanswered: Freedom Of The Press Okay, we get it: the media is protected when it comes to revealing secrets (at least most of the time- they can be prevented from reporting on secret trials; the UK Guardian wasContinue reading “Are Bloggers Protected By Freedom Of The Press? Wikileaks, The NSA Files And The Unanswered Questions”

Should we have an international law for the internet? Trolling, policing and injustice

Matthew Woods, a teen who joked about April Jones on Facebook, has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison. As a follow-up to the ‘Private and professional spheres’ post, I will now explain why this is ridiculous. OK, forget the too-obvious arguments that prison will only lead to unemployment or paying thousands of pounds ofContinue reading “Should we have an international law for the internet? Trolling, policing and injustice”

No more safe spaces: The Private and the Professional collide

The divide between our private life (who we really are) and the professional persona we don in the workplace is more blurry than ever before. Facebook and Twitter, once non-official, social spaces of trivia and rebellion, have become corporatized hunting grounds for PR, marketing and advertising. People have been arrested, prosecuted and fired or jailed for jokesContinue reading “No more safe spaces: The Private and the Professional collide”