We’re against PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) – are you?

Try having a look around the internet today (Wednesday 18th January) and you’ll soon run into a few roadblocks; especially if you’re trying to reach one of the most popular and arguably best encyclopaedic resource around, WikiPedia. Big media and its allies in Congress are billing the Internet blacklist legislation as a new way to battle online infringement. But innovation and free speech advocates know that this initiative will do little to stop infringement online. What it will do is compromise Internet security, inhibit online expression, and slow growth in the technology sector. As drafted, the legislation would grant the government and private parties unprecedented power to interfere with the Internet’s underlying infrastructure. The government would be able to force ISPs and search engines to block users’ attempts to reach certain websites’ URLs. In response, third parties will woo average users to alternative servers that offer access to the entire … Continue reading

A view from our new office

The Dock Office Manchester has been looking pretty impressive at nights recently; all the more so now we’re looking at it from our new office. After three years at Exchange Quay, we said farewell and have now moved on to a bigger and better premises, the Dock Office. We’ve got enough room here to swing a lot of cats; all the more space to fill up with additional staff. Which leads us on to say, we’re hiring again … So if you are a developer with a good working knowledge of PHP, eager to learn more and work with a creative, smart and talented team – then get in touch! https://www.sonassi.com/you-me-and-sonassi/recruitment/recruitment-manchester-web-developer-wanted/