Privacy By Design [2014] : Plan Your Apps

[Based on my WordCamp 2014 Presentation, Prezi here] 0. Take a look at this video about Woosh Water‘s project. Woosh provide an amazing service, where the ordinary municipal water fountains were replaced by hi-tech fountains, providing clean water for residents, with user experience and less of the dirt and homelessness affiliated with water fountains. Their […]

Israeli Bill to Block Access to Gambling & Child Porn Websites

0. Israel is to attempt, again, to pass a bill that authorizes police officers to issue warrants to Internet service providers to block or restrict access to specific websites involved either in gambling, child pornography or copyright infringement. The bill itself proposes that such administrative procedures shall be clandestine and that court decisions shall be […]

Putin’s Pussy Scandal may Be Inspiration for Israel

0. A few months ago, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, arrived to Israeli for a brief visit. The President, who receives embarrassing support from Israel’s minister of foreign affair, Avigdor Liberman and almost magical admiration from Knesset member Anastasia Michaeli, also received a warm warm hug from the Israeli government’s leaders, and first and foremost, Benyamin […]

Legislating Surveillance: Was the biometric act needed?

0. Abstract. [This Wednesday I shall lecture at the LiSS working group conference, here is a draft of my lecture] From 2003, and until today, the Israeli Government has been working diligently in order to legislate the biometric database act and the orders and ordinances according to it. However, This biometric database is not the […]

Alis v. Rotter: Israeli District Court rules that linking is not direct infringement

A recent Israel court ruling stated that linking to copyright infringing content does not constitute a direct copyright infringement (CA 567-08-09 ALIS – Association for the protection of cinematic works v. Ltd) was quite an interesting one. Alis, the Israeli equivalent of the MPAA sought a popular forum website,, in regards to user […]