Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab is again under fire in the mainstream US media, with the Washington Post alleging that the co-operation it extended to the FSB, Russia's equivalent of the FBI, in getting a suspected cyber criminal jailed was an indication of "an unusual degree of closeness" to the agency which was described as "the country's powerful security service".

The British Government has rounded on Twitter for revealing that the Russian-linked entities, in this case the broadcasting service RT, spent only a little over £1000 for advertising on the referendum, called in June last year to decide whether the UK should continue to remain a part of the European Union.

iiNet is in many ways a unique ISP. It is one of the few that started life in a garage, following the Silicon Valley model. It used to be very good at providing service. But after being bought by TPG, it only seems to be obsessed with money.

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