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i’ve killed my e-mail

You may not notice, but this blog has just been transitioned to a shiny new virtual machine. Seems a bit snappier. More details to follow. Anyway, despite some rather thorough testing (or at least what I thought was thorough), I’ve

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more draft regulations to canadian anti-spam legislation published

A while back I had posted an entry on some draft regulations under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legis­la­tion which were published by the CRTC for public comment.  Those regulations related primarily to consent mechanisms and what information must be provided in e-mails. Late last week, another

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draft regulations to canadian anti-spam legislation published

Sorry for the absence, blog and readers thereof. I have my reasons. Anyway just a short one this time.  The CRTC published their draft regulations under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (which as many of you isn’t the official short name) which

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no driving and typing – now law

A new law that bans using hand-held devices to talk, email, or send text messages while behind the wheel has been passed by the Ontario legislature. The new rules, which don’t come into effect immediately, include a fine of up

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skadden’s 2008 it law review

Great recap of significant developments in US IT/e-commerce law from the folks at Skadden. Well worth the read if you’re into such things.

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internet e-mail is not secure

From time to time I have moaned and groaned about the lack of security regarding e-mail. Oddly enough, many people who use e-mail on a daily basis for sensitive business communications don’t realize that, generally speaking, e-mail is, by default,

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multitasking

This one isn’t quite law related or quite technology rated, though it sort of touches on both. Just wanted to share something quite remarkable I saw this evening. I was riding home in a cab with my wife and young

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Wikiality – Part III

Bit of an elaboration on a previous post on the use of Wikipedia in judgements. I cited part of a New York Times article, which had in turn quoted from a letter to the editor from Professor Kenneth Ryesky. The

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Killer E-mails

Just one more before my “lunch” ends…. still trying to catch up. Anyway, a recent article highlights a real low point in spam. This is even worse than the Nigerian scams (which actually resulted in several real-word deaths). Anyway, the

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Recent Tweets

  • had no idea they’ve started using aerogel in clothing. so much for down. d-ma.ca/1wtgQuS 7 days ago
  • just a bit ironic: revenge porn king demands that google remove links to his information. good luck with that. d-ma.ca/1ETAjEb 1 week ago
  • paper suggests that babies with two biological fathers is a possibility. interesting. d-ma.ca/1LO8JMG 1 week ago
  • don’t care about fonts? you should. ease of reading found to influence acceptance as truth. fascinating stuff. d-ma.ca/1A4Y4Vf 1 week ago
  • “the only way to address the security compromise is to recall and replace every SIM sold by gemalto.” d-ma.ca/1FqUTMf 1 week ago
  • nsa wants backdoor to all encryption. this again? anyone remember clipper? what’s left that they have broken anyway? d-ma.ca/1wmPxCi 1 week ago
  • linus 4.0 to be dubbed “”hurr durr i’ma sheep”. ah, the power of crowdsourcing. d-ma.ca/1waJzim 1 week ago
  • pcell technology to provide vastly more efficient cell networks. sounds promising. d-ma.ca/1vxAjtE 1 week ago
  • i like all clever tech, not just it: new beehive allows honey to be harvested by turning a tap. very clever. d-ma.ca/1DPoOAB 1 week ago
  • more details on nsa/equation group hard drive malware. in short, you can’t get rid of it. ever. d-ma.ca/1w5aps0 1 week ago

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