Posts tagged with ‘EU’

Privacy and the EU Directive

June 8, 2012

I’ve updated this website’s and the Crawling Chaos website’s privacy policies to comply with the UK version of the EU Cookie Directive, starting on 26 May 2012.  Basically, it’s a fudge.  See this Guardian article. In essence, to comply, I’m maintaining everyone’s freedom to act including my own.  Cookies (the text files dumped in your […]

Trafigura, BBC and the Stink from Two Views on Damages.

January 4, 2011

Introduction Back in 2009, Trafigura nearly put the blockers on free speech and the reporting of parliament.  Twitter claimed to be part of this unlocking process…  whatever.  It was all to block the publication of the Minton Report.  A long BBC Newsnight video report was also blocked with the article mysteriously vanishing from the BBC […]

Lookalikes

January 5, 2010

Much merriment is being made about the Spanish  presidency website being hacked and Mr Zapatero’s image being replaced by that of Mr Bean.  See Mr Bean replaces Spanish PM on EU presidency site However, the images also seem very similar to those of France’s President Sarkozy.  Are they all, in some way, related?

Dangerous EffectiveCleanse – and Scams Too!

October 21, 2009

PreScript Advice If you think you’ve had your bank ‘cleaned out’ by any of a multitude of ‘life cleanse’ or ‘colon cleanse’ type internet scams, there is only one real remedy… Ask for a charge-back against the company through you credit card company. Your reason, when asked, is that the company has either: Not adhered […]

Turkey Bans Google

July 15, 2009

I can’t vouch for the information as I don’t live in Turkey, but I’ve just found out that Turkey has blocked Google.com Google Groups from internet access for it’s citizens.  See: Turkey & My Foreign Perspectives with Bea Vanni: Goodbye Google Alert: Hello More Bans for Turkey While my Turkey blog is less frequent these […]