EU data retention ruling goes against UK government – UK government’s “Snoopers Charter” (Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act) is against UK law because it’s indiscriminate; “EU judges said communications data could only be retained if it was used to fight serious crime.”
Transforming a Culture – by Gerry McGovern. Loads of good stuff in here, including “Nothing better illustrates an organization-centric, old model culture than the proliferation of PDFs on a website”.
Ericsson Mobility Report – “The number of mobile subscriptions now exceeds the world’s population.” 7.5bn mobile subscriptions globally, of which ~4.125bn (55%) are smartphones.
Freedom on the Net 2016 – “Internet freedom around the world declined in 2016 for the sixth consecutive year. Two-thirds of all internet users – 67 percent – live in countries where criticism of the government, military, or ruling family are subject to censorship”. Caveat: there are suggestions that the report is somewhat biased; see @lucideer’s replies to my original tweet.
Leave your phone at the door: side channels that reveal factory floor secrets – “if you place a phone near a manufacturing device (CNC mill or 3D printer in the demonstrated attacks), or even just make a phone call to someone standing near one of those machines on the factory floor, then you can gather enough information from the phone sensors to reconstruct the object being fabricated!”
The Guardian has moved to HTTPS – “It allows us to take advantage of emerging technologies, such as service workers, web notifications, ‘add to homescreen’ prompts and offline web pages.”