Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

24 August 2012
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A bit more government non-communication

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About a month ago* I wrote about the Home Office’s non-response to my FOI request asking for details of information given to Communication Service Providers (CSPs) about the Communications Data Bill. As you can see from that article, and the … Continue reading

28 July 2012
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An interesting bit of government non-communication

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About a month ago, Channel 4 News carried a report about the Communications Data Bill which mentioned that the Home Office has held meetings with the UK’s largest ISPs and mobile network operators, and has given them information about the … Continue reading

23 December 2011
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Santa and FOI – it’s the silly season for news

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A widely reported press release by the Local Government Association tells us of the “top unusual Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted to local authorities”. Here, for your delectation, is that very top 10: 1. How does the council plan … Continue reading

20 November 2011
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A wet Wednesday in Hartlepool

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An article in the Guardian Organ Grinder blog, titled “Local newspaper industry needs radical action now if it is to survive” laments the incipient passing of much of the country’s local newspaper industry. I don’t disagree with the article’s analysis … Continue reading

31 October 2011
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Government domains update

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I blogged a little while ago about the rather bizarre situation whereby neither the government nor their domain registrars were willing to tell us which government domains had been registered. In that post, I mentioned another FoI request that I’d … Continue reading

7 September 2011
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Why aren’t we allowed to know which domains the government has registered?

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If you’ve already read this, you might want to skip to the end where I’ve added some extra information. You’d think, wouldn’t you, that there ought to be no problem finding out which official domain names (ie, those ending in … Continue reading