As some of you will have seen in today's Irish Times a laptop containing 171,324 blood donor records was stolen in New York. " donor records would include details such as name, address, date of birth, gender, blood group and contact phone number. The records on the laptop included any donor details that were updated between July 2nd and October 11th, 2007.
Digital Rights Ireland are represented by McGarr Solicitors (where I hang my scarf of a workday). They're currently in litigation with the Government about the introduction of Data Retention across Europe. Recently, the Irish Times reported that a government order to keep details of internet use by everyone in Ireland was imminent.
What in your opinion was the best invention of 2007?And now, the end is near. This week, I've been answering questions set as part of a competition run by Science Week (and publicised by Damien) about technology. I've mostly taken a lo-fi approach with my answers (perhaps excepting my wish to own an internet radio).
It's Science Week this week and to mark the event there's a little competition running. Details on Damien's site, but basically all a blogger need do to enter is answer a different question each day about science and technology. As the prize is a Nintendo Wii, which I covet but cannot justify buying, I intend to put my shoulder to the wheel and post throughout the week.
The mediaforum symposium on Saturday last provoked a couple of thoughts I wanted to get down before they faded away. Firstly, I greatly enjoyed listening to most of the conference participants. Given it was primarily a conference about education policy - something I am a stranger to- this was an achievement in itself.
Special bonus gold star to TJ McIntyre, who thought to look up the Wikipedia edits of computers in the IP range of the Irish Department of Justice. IP addresses within the Department of Justice have made some interesting edits:http://wikiscanner. virgil.
As we all know, a blog without a post about the iPhone will be hunted down by wolves and torn limb from limb. I thought I'd get around this by telling you about my current search for an affordable Nokia N800. My wish to have an N800 stems from the recent death of my laptop.