It rained, the entire time. But, the 7 or so km loop following the blue trail to and from the Skäralid entrance in Söderåsen National Park was quiet, green and even manageable for a three-year-old. At Liagärden, we stayed overnight in an open shelter, with the not-so-quiet company of a field mouse. The park wasContinue reading “Rambling in Söderåsen National Park (Sweden)”
Of the running variety. I ran the coast from Ystad to Ales Stenar for a total of about 40km. Shooting season at the military base was on hold, so I was able to cover most of this ground via the rolling ‘hills’ that lounge the coast with spectacular views of the water and cliffs. FromContinue reading “Running Ystad to Ales Stenar & back (Sweden)”
The island of Ven: a wonderfully easy trip from Malmö and a beautiful place. In the summer, pick a weekday to visit since the crowds will be (slightly) diminished. From Malmö, a train to Landskrona and the bus (or a walk through the town) to the port. The ferry ride itself is short and sweet,Continue reading “Rambling on the Island of Ven (Sweden)”
My colleagues have just published a new report about a hack-for-hire group we’ve called Dark Basin. Key findings reproduced below and the rest of the research report is available here: Dark Basin is a hack-for-hire group that has targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions on six continents. Targets include advocacy groups and journalists, electedContinue reading “New Citizen Lab Report: Dark Basin, Uncovering a Massive Hack-For-Hire Operation”
A wonderful Spring run in the Kent Downs following the North Downs Way. I started at this marker just outside the village of Wye and made my way towards the sea. Beautiful views over the valley, green fields, and farmland.
A fantastic run, even in the dead of winter. A great starting point is Duckpool Bay in Cornwall, which can be accessed by a short bus ride from Bude. Once at the beach, look left, look right, majestic cliffs in both directions, and choose your path. Both ways are spectacular. It’s a good idea toContinue reading “Running the Coast of Cornwall (UK)”
A beautiful run on any day, particularly early in the morning just before boats start to crowd the river. You can start the run from Bridge Street, to the left side of the Prezzo Italian Restaurant. Follow the foot/bike path down the river, past Jesus Green & Midsummer Common. Take the second foot bridge onContinue reading “Running the River Cam (UK)”
Not for the faint of heart–this run is up, up, up and then down, down, down on the return–a 19km or so loop into the hills and parks outside Brescia up to M. Maddalena. The long winding hill I chose started at the intersection of Via Panoramica and Via S. Gaetanino. I headed up onContinue reading “Running in & outside Brescia (Italy)”
My colleagues and I have published a short piece on the surveillance industry and reforms going forward over on the Lawfare blog: The body of Jamal Khashoggi has yet to be found, and the case of his murder is littered with unanswered questions. There are a number of certainties about the gruesome crime, however, backedContinue reading “On Lawfare: A Proposed Response to the Commercial Surveillance Emergency”
Special Rapporteur David Kaye has now published his report on the surveillance industry, available here. For those interested in learning more about this area, you may find the submissions–now available online here–particularly interesting to review with the report itself. Along with my colleagues, I’ve drafted some thoughts on the report here.