In the wake of the UK’s referendum on EU membership, there has been a lot happening in politics. One of those things is the launch of a new movement – it’s not a political party – called More United. If the name sounds familiar, then that’s because it’s based on a phrase said by the… Read More Love tech, hate online voting
Good news from Geneva – the future of terrestrial broadcasting in Europe is safe for now, thanks to the decision at WRC-15 to keep the UHF band exclusively for DTT services. As the EBU reports, this means that terrestrial broadcasting – which means Freeview in the UK – will be safe, with a review of… Read More Freeview wins in the battle of Geneva
In November 2015, the Investigatory Powers Bill was published, revealing at last the extent to which our goverment thinks it should have access to all the communications we send over the internet. There will be much talk of how things like WhatsApp and iMessage must allow the government access to messages sent between users, despite… Read More Is Theresa May going to make me a criminal?
I’ve mentioned WRC here before, and today the meeting has opened in Geneva, with 3,800 delegates from over 160 member states and more than 130 organisations represented. But what is it, and why should you care? To help explain, I thought I’d provide a summary, together with some useful links. The quick summary is that… Read More WRC – The story so far
Much has been said in the media about the recent attack on TalkTalk, and the worries that many people have about whether or not their bank accounts might be at risk. That’s a legitimate worry, made worse by the confusing information that the company has given, first appearing to suggest that pretty much everything on… Read More Let’s TalkTalk about privacy and censorship
If you’ve read some of my recent pieces about the BBC, you’ll probably be aware that there’s a consultation going on, and a Charter Review is due soon. The deadline for responding to the government’s consultation is TODAY, 8th October. If you haven’t responded, please do so as soon as you can, by following this… Read More Time to have your say on the BBC
Democracy, according to Winston Churchill, was “the worst form of government, except for all the others.” To a degree, I think, the same might be said about the UK’s television licence fee. The BBC’s charter – the legal framework that establishes it – is up for renewal, and so once again there are many discussions… Read More The TV licence – the worst option except all the others?