GCHQ Covernames/Programs and Suggested Use/Implementation

This page contains a listing of covernames associated with the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). GCHQ responsible for providing signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance services to the government and armed forces of the United Kingdom. I have produced similar lists for the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) and Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB). A list for the National … Continue reading GCHQ Covernames/Programs and Suggested Use/Implementation

Will Copyright Kill eHealth?

Should we be developing laws the prop up questionable current-day business models of major content producers at the potential expense of wasting billions in public infrastructure upgrades, or should government be taking a longer view of things and start siding with both citizens and their own allocation of infrastructure dollars?

Thoughts on COUNTER: Counterfeiting and Piracy Research Conference

Generally the research presented was well-rooted in (what appear to be) rigorous methodological techniques, and perhaps this research might be adopted and leveraged by policymakers in their ongoing engagements with copyright, content producers, and the public. My expectations, however, are less positive: I fear that the work of the COUNTER research project will remain sheltered in academia, sequestered from the public, and consequently ineffective in reshaping the copyright debacle in but the most limited of fashions. Hopefully this is a case where academia can successfully puncture the academic/public divide and breech the public policy debate, but I’m not holding my breath.