About this blog…

I am employed by Netnod as head of engineering, research and development and am among other things chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN. You can find CV and photos of me at this page.

As I wear so many hats, I find it being necessary to somewhere express my personal view on things. This is the location where that happens. Postings on this blog, or at Facebook, Twitter etc, falls under this policy.

The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of Netnod or any other of the organisations I have connections to.

Trust

At the joint JRC/Euro-CASE meeting at the European Commission on Jan 28, 2015, I expressed my number one rule for privacy and innovation discussions:

One must be able to choose who to trust!

This is important both for the one that is to trust and the one that want to be trusted. Both private and […]

Blocking access with DNS is not effective

Using DNS as a tool to prevent access to resources does not work. In reality, any blocking, at any layer in the Internet Architecture, will always be a combination of not be effective and hurt more than what is the intention. And because of that the effectiveness varies.

Two examples:

A domain name is blocked […]

Mer förvirring om Wikileaks

Jag ser en artikel i Dagens Nyheter om Wikileaks där det diskuteras om de attacker och försök från diverse organisationer att stoppa Wikileaks är början på slutet för ett öppet Internet.

Men artikeln har ganska många brister, och den största bristen har att göra med att författarna verkar anse att sådant som inte är tillåtet […]

Swedish statement on IGF closing plenary

This afternoon Sweden, via Maria Häll from Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communication, made a statement at the IGF in Vilnius. It is not online yet, but I asked Maria for a copy of her written speech, and the ability to republish. The real spoken words might of course have been slightly different, so if […]

Vi behöver en FRA-lag!

…men inte den bunt med lagar vi har idag.

Jag skrev härom dagen en längre text som beskriver lite av hur trassligt det är när man börjar prata om mänskliga rättigheter och Internet. Och om man vill klaga på det som allmänt kallas FRA-lagen genom att hänvisa till mänskliga rättigheter måste man nog gräva lite […]

New TLDs, acceptable or not to everyone?

Last week was an ICANN meeting in Brussels. I did not go this time either. But people still send questions to me on various subjects. One of the more popular ones the last couple of days is whether the string that is to be allocated as a potential new TLD must be acceptable to everyone, […]

Diskussioner om barnpornografibrottet

Riksdag och Departement har i en artikel beskrivit beslutet baserat på Proposition 2009/10:70 gällande barnpornografibrottet. Denna artikel har liksom många händelser generat en del diskussion.

Det finns en hel del att diskutera, men vissa saker anser jag att man faktiskt har tänkt på. Eller snarare, jag satt med i utredningen som ledde till rapporten Barnet […]

RAKEL / TETRA – en enda stor #fail

Rapporten Rakel, nuläge och framtid (Fö2009/1090/SSK) har just publicerats av Försvarsdepartementet.

Efter att ha läst denna måste alla inse hur snurrigt projektet RAKEL utvecklats och drivits. Jag har själv skrivit om RAKEL en hel del gånger, och det enda rätta nu är att börja om. Ta ett rejält omtag, gå igenom vilka krav som finns, […]

RAKEL / TETRA discussed again in Sweden

I have for years discussed the RAKEL/TETRA deployment in Sweden. And my view have always been that although the current investment is solving some real problems, specifically for the Police, one can never say that it was worth the investment.

I have in this blog written about it a few times as you can see […]

Internet Access at UN meeting is limited

At the Internet Governance Forum MAG meeting today, I heard people start complaining they can not access their chat service, and then email, and then VPN server at home. I did not have any problems, but that was (as I now know) because my VPN came up.

I used the brilliant software Netalyzr, and found […]