Some tiny Saturday thoughts on today's Page 1 scoop by Karlin Lillington re the state's creation of a new statutory framework for secret Ministerial surveillance orders and, quite seriously, for FISA-style secret court hearings. 1) The Minister has activated a law that has been overtaken by events. 2) The Department of Justice has claimed the SI was signed to comply with EU treaty obligations.
Basically, post this letter, adding your own details or messages to it, of course. In 40 days or less your records should be unavailable for any opposition research, employee God View or any other unhappy use.
A tiny thought about the Apple Watch and HealthKit. Long term, the flood of additional data on the general population's state of health and range of daily behaviour will be of benefit. The problem is going to come with gauging exactly when we've reached that 'long term'.
A few weeks ago the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland issued a decision in response to a complaint by Mr Dónal O’Sullivan-Latchford on behalf of the Family and Media Association.
Imagine you know something. It's something explosive, something the public ought urgently to know. Let's say the state is being undermined from within- either by regular ole corruption, or by infiltration by a hostile external group.
It cannot be easy to be an opinion columnist. No, that’s not quite true. Being an opinion columnist is incredibly easy, especially when compared to jobs such as firefighter, coalminer or deep-sea fisherman.